WiFi technology for resort locations/

For outdoor environments, such as a holiday resort, a port, a municipality, a ski resort that are large areas, the WiFi technology (802.11ac) appears as the best solution in terms of costs and technological efficiency to answer to all the connection needs for objects on a resort, and this regardless of the flow rates to consider.

For indoor environments, such as tourist residences and hotels, the Osmo-In™ WiFi terminal is perfectly adapted to this type of establishment. This terminal has a volume 8 times smaller than the terminal dedicated to the OsmoSpot™ outdoor environment and benefits from the same patented technologies.

Meshed WiFi technology allows the connection of all holidaymakers’ mobile devices as well as all of a holiday centre’s communication devices using a single integrated and robust infrastructure.

WiFi technology is developing in the same way as mobile networks, over shorter ranges but with a higher-capacity broadband.

Development plan for Wi-Fi technology and mobile networks

OsmoMesh™ 1Gbit/s broadband WiFi network/

Running cables between all points of a network can prove very costly in a holiday centre, even prohibitively so. Osmozis has developed a meshed wireless WiFi network, OsmoMesh™ , that allows the overall range to be extended to several kilometres (average distance). Communication between the network points is wireless, through WiFi. If there is a fault in one of the network points, a dynamic re-meshing automatically repairs the network and keeps it operational.

OsmoMesh™ was developed entirely by Osmozis and is one of the rare WiFi meshing systems that combines multi-channel dynamic routing, a network of antennas with a chosen directivity and multi-router shared management. Depending on the interference measured on a site, the channels used are chosen dynamically to optimise data transmission speeds. Distribution of the system’s management over a large number of network routers prevents the critical problems of loss of network management if there is a fault in one point.

Combined data usage by individuals is doubling each year and this demand is also evident in holiday centres which have to provide a service “like the one at home”. The use of fibre optics in resort locations now meets this constantly growing demand by providing speeds of up to 200 Mbps.

On the basis of the 802 11ac standard, the OsmoMesh network provides speeds of up to 1Gbit/s on connections in the 5GHz band.

In view of the development of terminals that already include WiFi and 4G/5G, OsmoMesh™ networks are adapted to manage “on request” requirements from mobile networks that are sometimes saturated in resort loactions(Offloading).

OsmoMesh™ : European patents/

European patent applications have been submitted for OsmoMesh™. Its distinguishing features include:

  • Optimised multi-media traffic management algorithms, which guarantee performance for multiple audio or video streams while at the same time maintaining a sufficient bandwidth for data applications.
  • Automatic classification of all traffic, based on the UDP/TCP port, managed in accordance with the priorities and nature of the traffic.
  • Automatic management of peripheral devices at a reduced 802.11 speed to ensure the availability of bandwidth for priority video applications.
  • A system that constantly determines the appropriate channel on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, without the need for configuration or monitoring.

OsmoMesh™ for mobile devices and the Internet of Things/

Developed entirely by Osmozis Research and Development engineers, OsmoMesh™ was designed specifically for holiday centres in Europe.

The number of connected things in resort locations will increase exponentially in the years to come with a constantly growing need for broadband. These connected things will range from mobile devices such as smartphones, to CCTV cameras, audio communication devices, barriers, measurement reading devices linked to security, and cash registers.

By prioritising data packages transmitted by communication devices in real time, OsmoMesh™ provides a broadband network suited to all the requirements of a resort location. Dedicated servers monitor the access of all mobile devices and connected things to the OsmoMesh™ network through a highly secure proprietary protocol.

At the cutting edge of technology/

Osmozis in figures, 2017:

  • 10 Research and Development engineers
  • 4 specialists in Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • 4 patents
  • Between 2 and 400 OsmoSpots per site

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