RapidNet IP Protocol
ADI RapidNet IP protocol is a long range sub-GHz wireless networking solution based on wireless networking standards that addresses industrial and commercial applications where reliability, robustness, scalability, and battery life are critical. It is differentiated by long range operation with a high data throughput for large networks, especially in the down link direction where it can update thousands of end nodes with kilobytes of data in less than an hour, and also differentiated by fast response times allowing end nodes to send important alert messages with only seconds of latency.
RapidNet IP is especially suited to applications such as industrial production control where information needs to be displayed with a product as it physically moves through its production process or for displaying information on mobile Kanban bins in factories and warehouses. It is also well suited for building automation in factories, warehouses and hospitals where large numbers of end nodes need to quickly form reliable networks for applications such as electronic shelf labeling (ESL) using images or smart locks using facial scan or fingerprint biometric information. The long-range alert messaging capability lends itself well to structural health monitoring of bridges, tunnels and environmental monitoring for avalanche and landslide detection in public safety applications.
RapidNet IP is a complete point-to-multipoint wireless networking solution operating in the sub-GHz frequency range with regional support for the major worldwide markets. The wireless protocol uses a time synchronized, star-repeater network topology, enabling networks of thousands of nodes to communicate with higher data throughput over longer distances more power efficiently and extending battery life longer than any other long range wireless network technology available on the market today. The RapidNet IP wireless network protocol runs on either the ADuCM3029 or ADuCM4050 ultra low power ARM cortex-based microcontrollers and ADF7023 low power radio transceiver.