Proxim: Wireless Outdoor Router Protocol (WORP)
Wireless Outdoor Router Protocol (WORP)
Over the past 20 years wireless has become an integral part of everyday life. The number and types of wireless networks and applications has also blossomed, moving far beyond original point to point microwave links or large tower cellular networks. Today wireless exists in a mind numbing array of standards from Wireless USB and WiFi to GSM, 3G, WiMAX and LTE. In between lay dozens of additional applications and protocols.
When we look at last mile access, connections covering from the edge of the WAN or Internet to the individual or device, leaving aside point to point implementations, these networks can be broken down into two main categories:
- Wireless for People (WFP) - Direct communications between a person via a personal device (phone, tablet, PC, camera, music device) and the internet or other networks.
- Wireless for Things (WFT) - Connecting not only machines (video cameras, remote monitoring devices, ITS systems, macro Base Stations or small cells via backhaul) but buildings, power grids, homes, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
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