What is LoRa Mesh ?
Mesh networking is a type of network topology in which a device (node) transmits its own data as well as serves as a relay for other nodes. Routers are used to provide the best and most efficient data path for effective communication. In the event of a hardware failure, many routes are available to continue the network communication process.
This kind of technology is when every node in the network is connected to all the other nodes with direct links. This provides greater reliability, because if any node fails, the network traffic can be directed using other nodes. Each node accesses the working nodes in close proximity and finds the best route for efficient and reliable communication.
The nodes don’t just send and receive data, but also serve as a relay for other nodes and each node collaborates in distributing data on the network.
A wireless mesh network can be thought of as a collection of nodes where each mesh node is also a router. Compare this to a WiFi access point where service can be provided only within reach of the signal and when it is turned off, the connection is gone. Mesh nodes work differently by rerouting data to another hop which it is connected to, bypassing the empty area where a node might be off.