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Motorola to offer downloadable support for 802.11s

Motorola has a leading position in the mesh networking universe, so it is important to note that the company said its MeshConnex technology will add support for the final IEEE 802.11s meshing standard through an over-the-air software download. The 802.11s standard aims to define common features and ensure interoperability among mesh equipment vendors. Motorola has been a contributor to the 802.11s mesh standard and is active in the deliberations of the IEEE ESS Mesh Networking Task Group (IEEE 802.11 TGs).

MeshConnex is Motorola's mesh networking technology implementation which powers a number of the company's products, including its Mesh Enabled Architecture and MOTOMESH multi-radio broadband systems. MOTOMESH networks support both unlicensed WiFi and licensed 4.9 GHz public safety access in the same wireless network. It has been a popular solution for more than a dozen municipalities since its launch in January 2005 and has been especially welcomed by emergency and first response units. The MeshConnex software engine is also being incorporated into other Motorola products addressing new and existing mesh networking applications.

For more on Motorola mesh networking strategy:
- see this Unstrung report
- and this Converge article

ALSO: Azimuth Systems is releasing the Azimuth Wi-Fi Mesh Test software suite, which the company describes as the industry's first commercial solution that automates the performance testing of wireless mesh networks in a controlled laboratory environment. Release

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