Mesh Networking: Protecting the Homeland
Two mesh networking companies moved forward with design wins, tailoring their first products toward homeland security operations.Two mesh networking companies have moved forward with design wins, tailoring their first products toward homeland security operations. On Monday, Motorola Inc. and MeshNetworks Inc. agreed to work together; initially, Motorola will resell the MeshNetworks product line, with the option to integrate the technology into its own products at a future time. In an unrelated agreement, Nortel Networks said Tuesday that it will market rival PacketHops technology in a dedicated product line. PacketHop also said it has received an additional $10 million in venture capital. Both announcements were timed to coincide with the opening of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials conference in Montreal. Mesh networking proponents say their technology is uniquely suited to provide a robust, self-healing wireless network infrastructure in the case of an emergency. Moreover, even almost three years after 9/11, security budgets remain high.
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