goTenna and Mesh Networking
GoTenna uses mesh networking to allow devices to communicate with each other without relying on traditional cellular or WiFi networks. In a mesh network, each device acts as a node that can both send and receive data, allowing for multiple "hops" between devices until the message reaches its destination.
This allows for highly resilient and decentralized communication, as even if one device is out of range or not functioning, the message can still be relayed through other devices in the network.
How does goTenna use mesh networking?
Mesh networks have primarily evolved as a way to provide connectivity where centralized infrastructures like radio towers, cellphone towers, or fiber infrastructure are not available.
goTenna uses mesh networking in a few different ways, including using line-of-sight communication and relays.
In a relay configuration, devices use each other to extend the range of their communication, allowing messages to be passed from one device to another with the help of a primary node until they reach their intended recipient.
This allows for longer-range communication and can help to overcome obstacles that might block direct communication.
(Line of Sight from a proposed Node Placement)
For goTenna Pro X’s to work effectively Line of Sight has to be maintained. This is easily done by placing or wearing each device as high as you can for optimal range.
Lastly, each goTenna Pro X can act as a relay node increasing the number of hops needed to cover large areas and maintain connectivity across the network.
Aspen Grove™ protocol uses zero-control packets that enable data to be routed in short bursts eliminating the need for large chunks of data thus, maintaining network efficiency and retaining long-lasting reliability compared to other protocols.
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