March 10, 2015
BreadCrumb® LX5 Mesh Network Nodes Help Organizations in Oil and Gas, Transportation, and Government Improve Operational Effectiveness, Productivity

Malvern, Pa. – Organizations 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 offer real-time access to critical applications in voice, data and video.  Businesses, in turn, realize 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 sectors of industry.

Traditional mesh networks are capable in stable environments.  But when organizations require high-levels of mobility, throughput and scalability, kinetic mesh networks like 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 Robert Schena, CEO and Co-Founder of Rajant.  “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 organizational 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 Éric L’Heureux, President and CEO, Ambra Solutions in Montreal.  “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

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

About Rajant Corporation

Rajant Corporation is the exclusive provider of private wireless networks powered by patented Kinetic Mesh technology, BreadCrumb® network nodes, and InstaMesh® routing software. With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that leverages the power of real-time data to deliver on-demand, critical business intelligence from the field. Rajant BreadCrumbs can seamlessly integrate with any Wi-Fi or Ethernet-connected device to deliver low-latency, high-throughput data, voice and video applications across the meshed, self-healing network. With the ability to take private network applications and data everywhere, Rajant networks are used across a broad array of industries, including military, industrial, transportation, utilities, telecommunications, and all levels of governments. For more information, visit www.rajant.com.

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