OMESH’s patented technology provides the most reliable and cost-effective wireless bandwidth, as a network platform to the applications of  wireless systems. The technology differentiation from traditional wireless networking can be comparable to how packet-switched technology (Internet etc) has differentiated from circuit-switch (telephone networks) in cable networks. The full potential commercial impact can also be comparable: it is creating a new world where high-bandwidth and low-cost communications become possible, now for wireless and mobile devices.

Our technology differentiates from state-of-the-art, by its opportunistic network resource utilization of both spectrum bandwidth and mesh station/radio availability. On the contrary, state-of-the-art wireless networking assumes that those resources can be predetermined, by importing the protocol stack from cable networks. For example, in the traditional protocol stack, MAC (Media Access Control) layer allocates spectrum resources to wireless linkage; and network layer sets up routing path from source to destination based on established topology. In large scale wireless systems, the basic network architecture introduces bottlenecks along both wireless links and stations: volatile spectrum availability is typical in unlicensed bands where interference prevails; and random station/radio availability is also often encountered due to the dynamic traffic load and other factors such as radio failure.

By taking the cross-layer architecture that merges network routing into wireless link and RF design, OMESH technology creates a dynamic (fluid) wireless network without predetermined topology and spectrum allocation. For example, in multi-hop wireless communications, every packet takes opportunistically available paths in the wireless network, and with opportunistically available spectrum on each hop. The network-resource utilization can thereby reach its instantaneous maximum, disregarding volatile changes and the demand placed on the network.

As an analogy, given a data packet as a “car”, traditional wireless networking is analogous to driving the car according to a static roadmap; whereas OMESH’ networking is analogous to driving with the guidance of a smart GPS integrated with real-time traffic information.

With regards to the network scalability, state-of-the-art technologies can suffer from 1) complexity increases fast with network scale; 2) performance decreases fast with network scale. Usually both can be getting worse exponentially in reality due to the complexity of maintaining routing paths and routing tables. For OMESH technology: 1) complexity can be constant with network scale due to instantaneous local observations; 2) performance can increase with network scale due to more alternative paths to exploit. It makes cheap large-scale wireless networks feasible, while competing technologies requires bulky and expensive boxes.

The results are COOL! Our core technology can provide the most reliable and cost-effective bandwidth for wireless systems. Compared to traditional wireless networking, it has been proved to achieve 5-10 times higher throughput (bandwidth) in wireless networking, with a fraction of costs in terms of materials, installation, and maintenance. As large wireless infrastructures have always been expensive to build and maintain (e.g., sensor networks, cellular towers), wireless bandwidth has been expensive to attain. The full commercialization of the technology will be a game-changer that can bring the best cost-effective wireless connectivity to “everybody” and “everything”. “Everybody” can be current telecommunications to address the pain of insufficient bandwidth and coverage of wireless Internet as consumed by smart phones; and “everything” can bring smart wireless connectivity to sensor-devices in many traditional industries, including smart grid and water networks, mining, healthcare, surveillance, emergency communications, agriculture, home/building automation, indoor location networks, and retailers.

We are supplying the network engine of future smart infrastructures. The technology can make wireless communications scalable and affordable by reaching ubiquitous, where then the full impacts can be comparable to: 1) what packet-switched network technology (Internet) has brought to personal communications; 2) what mobile communication technology (cellular) has brought to telephony.

Networking method Propagation medium Network traffic
Circuit Switched (Telephony) Reliable Predetermined
Packet Switched (Internet) Reliable Random
OMESH Technology Unreliable Random