Date Added: Aug 2010
Wireless mesh networks allow outdoor environments to be interconnected without any wires and with the security and reliability of a wired network. They solve a wide range of communications challenges across different outdoor environments, making them well suited for public safety, emergency response, oil rigs, video surveillance, large-scale events and transportation hubs. An all-wireless network mesh brings the convenience of easy installation and lower deployment costs. Wireless mesh networks must meet the same standards for scalable capacity, reliability and security as do their wireless LAN (WLAN) counterparts. Issues with throughput, quality and security in a wireless mesh network have largely been resolved, but scalable capacity remains an obstacle with some vendor solutions.