The developer team of Danish company NeoCortec has developed the NeoMesh protocol to be what they think is the most versatile wireless network for connecting things. The NeoMesh self-governing nodes form networks autonomously, allowing for extreme scalability, node mobility and long lasting, hassle free operations.
To achieve this, NeoMesh refines a technology already well proven and used for many years in cabled sensor networks: Mesh. Initially, when being adjusted to the wireless world, Mesh encountered problems, among other things regarding scalability and power consumption. NeoMesh has ironed out these shortcomings by finding new ways of addressing power consumption, scalability and security – while adding simplicity. This makes NeoMesh an interesting alternative to e.g. LoRa or Sigfox. Accordingly, NeoMesh has generated a lot of interest in the IoT developer community, with running networks already deployed in a variety of settings.
Key characteristics of NeoMesh are:
- It is simple to build, change and expand. NeoMesh is a self-forming wireless network, capable of evolving over time.
- Low maintenance, long lasting performance. NeoMesh is a fully battery powered, virtually fail-free network with built-in redundancy.
- Simple integration, no hidden costs. NeoMesh is designed for smooth product development and short time to market.
The patented NeoMesh Wireless Mesh Networking Protocol replaces the central Network Manager with autonomous intelligent nodes capable of linking to each other in one single network that simply works, no matter how big it gets.
The routing mechanism routes data seamlessly through the network and eliminates any concern in performance created by obstacles in the RF path, nodes being blocked or simply moving around within the network. Weak spots in a real life network can easily be fixed by just adding another node. Given it has the right network ID, it automatically becomes a part of the network.
All nodes in a NeoMesh system are equal. Each node can send data, route data, and 127 nodes out of the more than 65.000 potential nodes can receive data. Networks are formed automatically, and neighboring nodes keep in touch at a pre-defined rate.
NeoMesh offers some of the worlds smallest modules for wireless ad hoc mesh networking (11 x 18 x 2.5 mm). They come pre-certified to meet CE and FCC requirements and are available in four frequency bands: 433 MHz, 868 MHz, 915 MHz, and 2.4 GHz. For more NeoMesh insights, visit Neocortec.