Technology Overview: Wireless Outdoor Router Protocol (WORP)
Source: Proxim Wireless
WORP is a fast and efficient protocol, designed to optimize the performance of multi-play outdoor wireless Point-to-Point (PtP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) links using packet radio technology, including the use of cutting edge Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology. The use of standard 'COTS' radios enables Proxim to offer a low cost, feature-rich, mission critical solution that is ideal for surveillance, physical security, and last-mile access. WORP overcomes the performance degradation, which standards-based wireless technologies are susceptible to when used for outdoor long-range connectivity, caused by the effect known as the "Hidden-Node" problem.