SOURCE: IR Data Corporation

October 16, 2006 08:00 ET

IR Data Reveals the SWAP900™ 900MHz Mesh Router With Solar Power

Featuring an Integrated WiFi Access Point

COSTA MESA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 16, 2006 -- IR Data Corporation today revealed the SWAP900, a solar powered, 900MHz mesh router with integrated WiFi access point and local storage. The 900MHz broadband mesh radio provides long-range connectivity and eliminates data cable connections to the access point. The custom integrated solar panel makes it possible to deploy wireless networks over very long distances with total independence from external power sources. Typical applications include Internet service providers, asset management, agriculture, construction sites, recreational areas, entertainment venues, sports events, private networks, security monitoring, emergency networks, and scientific research.


The system features a 902-928MHz broadband mesh radio for backhaul connectivity between units and a 2.4GHz, 802.11/g access point for user level service. Each unit can easily be reconfigured as a wireless or optional wired gateway to available Internet connections. The large data storage capacity in each unit can be utilized to remotely store private files.

The router features a Radio Optimized Routing Protocol (RORP) to interconnect each unit. The protocol continuously monitors the mesh network configuration and status to optimize data throughput. Additionally, the protocol automatically eliminates data link errors, thereby increasing total network throughput. The low latency mesh network provides an ideal solution for data intensive real-time applications. The encryption protocols and web-based authentication ensure that only authorized users are permitted access to the network.

The aluminum weatherproof enclosure, high efficiency solar module, and extended capacity battery provide continuous daily operation. The unit can be mounted easily on poles, towers, or rooftops that face the sun. Where there are trees and dense foliage the 900MHz signals will provide much longer range than traditional WiFi-based systems. This superior range capability dramatically reduces the total number of units required per installation and therefore the total deployment costs.

SWAP900 typical applications:

--  Internet service providers
--  Asset management and security monitoring
--  Construction and agriculture broadband wireless networks
--  Recreational and entertainment events
--  Private networks with high capacity data storage
--  RV park and boat marina wireless Internet service
--  Research and telemetry networks

IR Data Corporation provides the SWAP900 to businesses in North America. For more information contact sales at (714) 434-9964 or visit the website at

Copyright 2006, IR Data Corporation. SWAP900 is a trademark of IR Data Corporation. All other trade names and service names referenced herein are property of their respective holders.

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