End-to-End Product Engineering from Concept to Roll-out for a Multi-radio,
Multi-frequency Wireless Connectivity Device

Client Overview

Industry leaders in wireless mesh networking products that are the industry’s only modular mesh systems, delivering the largest capacity, highest throughput, and most scalable mesh platform. They have industry-respected installations, outdoor and indoor, for service providers, metros, public safety, homeland security, government, energy, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, etc.

Business Challenge

  • 11 A/B/G/N based device with support for 6 radio cards and connect up-to 744 [6 * 124] wireless 802.11N end-connections
  • The device should be able to configure and used as – outdoor, indoor or customer premises device
  • Fast roaming protocol support
  • Common platform for multiple configurations – Access Point [AP], Station and Repeater

VOLANSYS Contribution

VOLANSYS designed and developed multi-radio, multi-frequency, indoor/outdoor wireless connectivity device prototype for the client.

  • Complete product development from concept to production – including board design and embedded software
  • Driver modifications for Atheros chipsets (AR5212/ AR5214 / AR92xx / AR93xx)
  • Develop algorithm to achieve better throughput with same distance links
  • Porting software from VxWorks to Linux and wireless driver changes from Net80211 to MadWifi
  • Software-based frequency band support of 4.9Ghz, 5.9Ghz
  • Enhanced DFS algorithm for radar detection
  • Integrated radio calibration, evaluation, and manufacturing test module

Benefits Delivered

  • Multiple frequency support in a single device
  • Common platform for the access point, station, and repeater, no additional devices required
  • Low cost, high speed and secured alternative to cabled connectivity