Organisations are exploring new ways to improve secure communications and productivity for employees and physical assets comprising their infrastructures. Almost five million connected ‘things’ exist today, and that number will grow to 25 billion by 2020, according to market research firm Gartner.

To address this proliferation of connected people, machines and equipment, Rajant announced today market expansion of its flagship private wireless network technology.

A pioneer in mobile communications and wireless network infrastructure, Rajant makes powerful, kinetic mesh wireless networks, which provide real-time access to critical applications in voice, data and video. In turn, businesses realise improved operational effectiveness, quality of service (QoS), productivity and return on investment (ROI).

With a pedigree in military and mining applications, Rajant is now expanding the availability of its BreadCrumb® LX5 portable wireless mesh network technology to oil and gas, transportation, municipalities and other industries.

Traditional mesh networks are capable in stable environments. But when organisations require high-levels of mobility, throughput and scalability, kinetic mesh networks such as Rajant’s have demonstrated greater reliability and security.

"Businesses across industries desire efficiencies in their operations for better decision-making, but they have to weigh the cost of collecting the necessary data for achieving such goals," said Rajant CEO and co-founder Robert Schena.

"Our kinetic mesh network with BreadCrumb LX5 technology provides scalable, mobile and high-bandwidth communications, which drive down the cost of obtaining that next unit of information, so that people, machines and equipment can communicate and thrive. Static networks are no longer useful. What’s needed is a ‘living network’ – adaptable, smart, productive and dynamic – and mobile enough to meet changing organisational demands."

Rajant BreadCrumb LX5 wireless nodes create a private wireless mesh network when deployed with other BreadCrumb nodes. The more nodes added to the network, the more paths for communication are established, a differentiating factor relative to other networking technologies. The nodes use multiple radios to perform multiple functions concurrently. Each node is independent with full routing capabilities.

"We have found the Rajant BreadCrumb network the only wireless ‘make before break’ network infrastructure in the marketplace, reducing any downtime or service disruption," said Ambra Solutions president and CEO Éric L’Heureux.

"With a Rajant private wireless network, industrial customers are able to establish real-time reliable communication and access, especially for vehicles and people constantly on the move."

Rajant’s patented InstaMesh® routing protocol functions as a ‘mobility enabler within the BreadCrumb network’, and determines the best path and conditions for communication. Using intelligent path selection, it can dynamically change frequency routes to avoid interference and maintain connectivity. The results are a high-throughput, low-latency network.

Benefits of BreadCrumb LX5 Technology include:

  • Easily integrates with third-party satellite, wired, point-to-point wireless and Wi-Fi devices
  • Includes up to four transceivers and up to six antennas for MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) use, increasing the level of network redundancy
  • Scalable to hundreds of high-bandwidth nodes
  • Supports a maximum physical data rate of 270Mbps
  • Supports controller functionality on each node, eliminating single points of failure
  • Supports multiple encryption options to ensure network and data security and integrity
  • Supports radio frequencies of 900Mhz, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, increasing the paths of communication and mitigating interference
  • Supports the internet of things and machine-to-machine communications

For more information, please contact Rajant.