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Greenvity announces Hybrid Mesh technology

September 012015
Greenvity announces Hybrid Mesh technology

September 1, 2015 – Greenvity Communications announces Hybrid Mesh, a mesh networking technology that provides a highly reliable communications link for commercial building and industrial applications. Hybrid Mesh on a single chip uses mixed-medium IEEE 802.15.4 wireless and wide-band powerline communication (PLC), enabling always-connected links that penetrate concrete walls, extend range and cover entire buildings.  

Hybrid Mesh is a mixed-medium operation and algorithm between wireless and PLC that supports multiple hops for range extension, bridging and self-healing. To date, standard methods of mesh networking have been wireless only, or single medium, presenting a challenge when concrete walls degrade wireless signals and inhibit communication throughout the building.

Hybrid Mesh is suitable for commercial building automation, smart lighting, security, safety and industrial IoT applications that require reliable and always-connected links between the gateway and nodes, as well as long range and the ability to go through walls and obstacles.

Combining the best of both wireless and PLC, modules with Hybrid Mesh networking rely on an algorithm to make dynamic decisions on whether powerline or wireless is the better medium in the current environment. Each node repeats the same data to the next node—selecting PLC when wireless strength is weak, and choosing wireless when the PLC signal is degraded due to circuit breakers or noise. 

The first modules with Hybrid Mesh operation are the GV7011-MOD for commercial and industrial applications, and the GV-LED-11 smart LED controller and general IoT controller. The GV7011-MOD can be used in air conditioners, heaters, appliances, solar inverters, energy management and home/building security. The GV-LED-11 enables on, off, dimming and color tuning that can control all LED and non-LED lights in the market.  

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