The Mesh Network Module is an add-on module to EDX® SignalPro® for designing, deploying and optimizing Smart Grid AMI, Small Cell, Distribution Automation, Wi-Fi, M2M and other wireless mesh networks.The Mesh Network Module includes intelligent pre-sales tools, automatic router and repeater selection, real-time repeater selection and traffic loading.
By considering factors such as collector capacity and number of device connections, networks can be designed to conform to the vendor’s requirements. Study inputs allow the definition of collector capacity, hopping limits and mesh node downstream devices with the resulting studies identifying areas of weak capacity. Additional collectors can be activated in these areas and the capacity improvements are quickly calculated and reported.
This feature set allows for the planning, deploying and optimizing of large scale mesh and traditional AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) networks at every point in the system lifecycle. This ensures proper dimensioning, the most efficient network architecture, lowest cost deployment and most reliable operation.