InstaMesh® Routing Technology
Kinetic Mesh networks utilize Rajant’s patented peer-to-peer InstaMesh protocol to perform real-time evaluation and routing of traffic via the fastest pathways between any wired, wireless, or in-motion points.
InstaMesh is able to dynamically optimize performance as network characteristics change, whether nodes are added or subtracted, frequencies are opened or blocked, or the assets it connects are moved over large areas. When a user changes, moves, or disables a device in the network, that change only needs to be managed locally, not propagated throughout the network.
As a completely distributed protocol, InstaMesh responds rapidly to network topology changes to ensure robust fault tolerance, high throughput and low latency.
Enables the Kinetic Mesh Network’s Full Mobility
Unlike traditional meshing technologies, which rely on a single stationery controller node to manage decisions across the network, every node in a Kinetic Mesh network can act independently and with full routing capabilities. The InstaMesh protocol seamlessly networks fixed, wireless, and mobile nodes together and will dynamically redirect traffic between the next best available points if any one peer is compromised or obstructed.
This self-healing capability not only provides for no single point of failure, but enables network nodes to seamlessly switch between available radio frequencies based on best-path analysis at the node level.
Makes Routing Decisions on a Packet by Packet Basis
InstaMesh always prefers the fastest path to any destination, based on the state of the network at the time at which each packet needs to be transmitted. Each node learns and constantly reevaluates the best link to use for each destination in real time by analyzing every packet flowing through it.
This approach allows the Kinetic Mesh network to make extremely fast decisions and react immediately to changing network conditions, without consuming excessive bandwidth for overhead messages.
Provides Proprietary Advantage but is Standards Aligned
While InstaMesh leverages a proprietary algorithm, it is fully compatible with 802.11 standards. The protocol routes packages over Layer 2. If your voice, video, and data communications can be sent over Ethernet, it can be sent over the Kinetic Mesh network.