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A low-cost option for IP67 package wireless mesh network

28th August 2019
Alex Lynn

Rajant, has launched its latest BreadCrumb node, the ES1. This mid-tier BreadCrumb is a cost-effective option to use in conjunction with all other Rajant nodes to form or expand coverage of a resilient, autonomously adaptable Kinetic Mesh network. 

Like all Rajant offerings, the ES1 is powered by its patented peer-to-peer InstaMesh networking technology software that enables built-in network redundancy and resiliency.

The ES1 is well suited for IIoT applications and light-duty vehicles because it is compact, lightweight, and low-cost. The ES1 provides ethernet and WiFi access point interfaces to enable data, voice, and video applications. It contains two transceivers and up to four external antenna ports as well as multiple mounting options. 

Geoff Smith, Rajant’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said: “Not all organisations require the extreme ruggedisation that our other BreadCrumbs provide. The ES1 comes in an IP67 package, ideal for operation in outdoor environments that require a very durable solution. 

“Whether you are building a new network or expanding upon an existing one, the inclusion and installation of the ES1 are simple and fast. There are no requirements for a central controller and the multi-radios automatically mitigate interference providing built-in redundancy.”

PAStech, a Rajant integrator headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, is looking forward to the next evolution of the Kinetic Mesh suite of products. 

PAStech’s Director, Gideon Parker, added: “Just like our enthusiasm over Rajant’s recent release of the KM3 BreadCrumb, we are excited to bring to coal seam gas and industrial-grade markets the Rajant ES1BreadCrumb. PAStech customers looking to extend existing LTE networks, cover blackspots, or develop greenfield assets at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions are paying attention to these cost-effective industrial wireless options. Customers, heavily dependent on large infrastructure deployments, now have the Rajant ES1 as part of their total communications solution from drilling through to production. 

“Delivering high capacity, mobile and fixed communications, that integrates with COTS WiFi enabled hardware, the ES1 delivers a fully integrated digital gas field and Industry 4.0 communications solution.”

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