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Mobility

TropOS networks provide seamless, session-persistent roaming for Wi-Fi users at vehicular speeds for as long as they stay within the mesh coverage area.

Clients, including those that have established an IPSec/VPN connection, can move between nodes, gateway and even IP subnets without losing connections.

TropOS networks employ make-before-break connections when clients transition from being connected to one TropOS mesh router to being connected to another TropOS mesh router. This feature, along with the cross-cluster and cross-subnet roaming capabilities of TropOS Mesh OS, ensure that application sessions, including VPN sessions, are persistent as client move within the mesh network.

The best mobile network connections can be achieved by using a mobile WiFi router such as the TropOS 4310. When using a TropOS mobile WiFi router, TropOS networks support seamless roaming between fixed routers with less than 100ms handoffs. At vehicular speeds, the mobile WiFi routers support voice, video and data connectivity and extend the TropOS fixed network to provide access for handhelds, laptops and other endpoint devices.

TropOS mobile WiFi routers also support the creation of tactical mesh zones, an empowering solution for emergency response teams. Multiple vehicles equipped with mobile routers can mesh with one another to create a standalone peer-to-peer network capable of increasing tactical effectiveness through enhanced communication.

Even if the response team is operating in a rural region that does not have access to the fixed TropOS network, the team member vehicles still benefit from enhanced communication capabilities to coordinate their efforts. When stationary, the mobile node equipped vehicle uses its high-power and high-sensitivity radio to provide connectivity to handheld and laptop users.

Oh, and what do we mean when we say vehicular speeds? We’re not making any promises here but a TropOS network, including a TropOS 4310 mobile WiFi router mounted in a world land speed record car, successfully passed mobile data during world land speed record trials in the Black Rock Desert. Now that’s one high vehicular speed!

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