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Mesh Nets To Become "Mainstream" Says Motorola

LONDON — The 802.11s mesh networking standard being readied by an IEEE working group could be approved by early next year, according to a senior executive at Motorola’s Mesh Networking Group.

And the compnay is already pushing its MeshConnex networking technology as an 802.11s compliant solution.

Joe Hamilla, vice president of technology at Motorola’s Mesh Networking Group told EE Times : “Our products will certainly be compliant and support the final 802.11s meshing standard. Mesh Networks, which Motorola acquired in late 2004, provided much of the technology that is now in the emerging standard.”

He said because of the flexible architecture of the MeshConnex technology, which already powers many of the company’s products, including the MotoMesh multi-radio broadband gear, users will be able to configure such equipment via over-the-air software downloads to ensure compliance.

Hamilla said the 802.11s proposals have now been approved by the task force and are now open for comments. “The process is ahead of schedule and should be completed within a year.”

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