Undagrid has integrated different network topologies. To start with we use a standard wireless network - the star topology - where devices individually communicate to a central point. This is the most convenient topology when there are not many assets in the field and/or when to start with a roll-out of our solution. After this basic network is integrated in the field, an easy software update over the air can bring another network - the mesh topology - to life. Due to this topology an asset can allocate its position, by knowing the position of its neighbors. Introducing this mesh topology is valuable when the asset density with our devices is high, i.e. there are many assets in the field. The surrounding devices (up to 400m) communicate to each other and form a network together. By doing so, information can be given through long range distances via other assets, but also directly to the gateway when assets are stationated (relatively) nearby.
The advantage of using a hybrid network is that the star- and mesh topology activates itself based on an automatic consideration between the level of energy consumption and quickness of data transferring.