Hybrid Wireless Mesh and PLC Networks
Wi-SUN FAN wireless mesh networks bring reliable and resilient communications to enterprises, service providers and municipalities by enabling interoperable, multi-service and secure IPv6 communications.
Wireless mesh provides an ideal solution for large-scale outdoor IoT networks including applications like advanced metering infrastructure and distribution automation.
However, there are some environments where powerline (PLC) communications offers performance improvements over wireless connectivity (e.g. deep basements).
Wi-SUN Alliance has developed the Netricity Program which combines IEEE 802.15.4g wireless network technology with IEEE P1901.2 powerline communications into a single hybrid communications network. This hybrid network provides the flexibility to “mix and match” device communications on the same network to ensure optimum connectivity for the specific device environment. The architecture allows seamless integration of devices into a single network. For further information about “Netricity” and how it can help your Utility deployment, please contact Wi-SUN Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org