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Mixed-Medium Wireless and PLC Hybrid Mesh Technology for ‘Always On’

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An innovative and unique mesh networking technology provides a highly reliable communications link for commercial building and industrial applications. Hybrid Mesh technology on a single chip from Greenvity utilizes mixed-medium IEEE 802.15.4 wireless and wide-band powerline communication (PLC), enabling always-connected links that penetrate concrete walls, extend range and cover entire buildings.  

Greenvity’s Hybrid Mesh is the mixed-medium operation and algorithm between wireless and PLC that supports multiple hops for range extension, bridging and self-healing. To date, standard methods of mesh networking have been wireless only, or single medium, presenting a challenge when concrete walls degrade wireless signals and inhibit communication throughout the building. Greenvity’s Hybrid Mesh is uniquely advantageous for commercial building automation, smart lighting, security, safety and industrial IoT applications that require reliable and always-connected links between the gateway and nodes, as well as long range and the ability to go through walls and obstacles.

Combining the best of both wireless and PLC, Greenvity modules with Hybrid Mesh networking rely on an algorithm to make dynamic decisions on whether powerline or wireless is the better medium in the current environment. Each node repeats the same data to the next node—selecting PLC when wireless strength is weak, and choosing wireless when the PLC signal is degraded due to circuit breakers or noise. 

The first Greenvity modules with Hybrid Mesh operation are the GV7011-MOD for commercial and industrial applications, and the GV-LED-11 smart LED controller and general IoT controller. Available now, both modules are powered by Greenvity’s GV7011 Hybrii-XL single chip with integrated Hybrid Mesh. The GV7011-MOD can be used in air conditioners, heaters, appliances, solar inverters, energy management and home/building security. The GV-LED-11 enables on, off, dimming and color tuning that can control all LED and non-LED lights in the market.  

 

Greenvity Communications
Milpitas, CA
(408) 935-9358
www.greenvity.com