A wireless mesh network is a communications network made up of radio nodes organized in a mesh topology. Wireless mesh networks consist of a client, nodes, routers and gateways. The clients are often laptops, cell phones and other wireless devices (i.e., iPad) while the nodes and routers forward traffic to and from the gateways which may or may not be connected to the Internet. A mesh network is reliable and offers redundancy. When one node can no longer operate, the rest of the nodes can still communicate with each other, directly or through one or more intermediate nodes.
SmartBee wireless mesh networks are implemented using IEEE 802.15.4 ZIGBEE wireless technology. Our wireless mesh network is a special type of wireless ad-hoc network. SmartBee systems are deployed to provide dynamic and cost effective connectivity within greenhouse and grow room environments. The more sensors you have, the stronger your mesh network will be.