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Mesh Gateway deployments

When planning Silvanet Mesh Gateway deployments, consider the following:

  • Component ratio: 20 Mesh Gateways to 1 Border Gateway
  • Location: 1 km distance from sensors

    Place Mesh Gateways in locations that enable them to cover nearby sensors in a radius of approximately 1 km.

  • Range: Several kms distance from other Mesh Gateways/Border Gateways, depending on topology.

    Mesh Gateways can communicate over longer ranges than sensors. Depending on the topology and type of forest, Mesh Gateways can communicate from 2 km to 3 km from other Mesh Gateways/Border Gateways

  • Sunlight: Install on a hillside or sunny location

    Install Mesh Gateways on a hillside or sunny location. It needs to be installed facing the sun at 12:00 noon (northern or southern hemisphere). If installed on a tree, it should not be covered by branches. To receive maximum sunlight, it is best installed on a pole, if possible.

  • Height on trees: 3 m from ground floor

    To protect the Mesh Gateway from human or animal interference and to give a better line of sight to other Getaways within range, install the device 3m above the ground floor.

See also

For more information, see Installing Silvanet Mesh Gateways.

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