Rajant, which makes kinetic mesh technology for building private wireless networks, launched its CacheCrumb node, a wireless transceiver with built-in processing power that enables applications to push to the edge of a network for quicker access.
Rajant makes scalable and kinetic wireless mesh technology, which provides an always-on communications network so critical applications can end up accessed in real time.
Its new CacheCrumb applications processor is tuned for distributed video, sensors, algorithms and up to a terabyte of storage. It pushes applications, data and computing power (services) away from centralized points to the edge of networks, reducing transmission costs, shrinking latency, and improving quality of service.
“Edge application services significantly decrease the data volume that must be moved, the consequent traffic, and the distance data must go,” said Don Gilbreath, vice president, media services at Rajant. “Those benefits are important for sectors like mass transit, public safety and mining, where access to real-time information from secure sources is essential.”
A CacheCrumb node has extra processing power and solid state memory, which allows it to perform edge-processing. The edge-processing can store video and other data, “groom” the data, and enable it to end up consumed directly from the device.
“CacheCrumb devices offer a myriad of applications in a secure and scalable environment,” said Robert Schena, chief executive and co-founder of Rajant. “Asset tracking and management, sensor processing, perimeter security, and distributed video recording provide municipalities and industrial enterprises the tools for improved productivity and decision-making.”
Rajant CacheCrumb nodes use multiple radios to perform multiple functions concurrently. They form a mesh network with Rajant’s patented InstaMesh networking protocol when used with other CacheCrumb nodes.