Mesh Gateway locations
Use the following guidelines when planning the deployment of Mesh Gateways in your Site.
|Component ratio||1 Mesh Gateway to 100 sensors||See Component ratios/ranges.|
|Location||Maximum 1 km radius 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 forest 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 forest floor.|
To learn how to deploy Mesh Gateways, see Deploying Mesh Gateways.