Wi-Fi technology for holiday centres/

A holiday centre is an extended area covering a maximum of several square kilometres. Wi-Fi 802.11ac technology therefore seems to be the most appropriate solution, in terms of cost and technological effectiveness, to meet all the connection requirements for devices on a holiday site, regardless of the speeds to be taken into consideration.

Meshed Wi-Fi 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.

Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi network, OsmoMesh, that allows the overall range to be extended to several kilometres (average distance). Communication between the network points is wireless, through Wi-Fi. 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 Wi-Fi 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 holiday centres 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 Wi-Fi and 4G/5G, OsmoMesh networks are adapted to manage “on request” requirements from mobile networks that are sometimes saturated in holiday locations (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 holiday centres 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 holiday centre. 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, 2016:

  • 10 Research and Development engineers
  • 4 specialists in Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • 3 patents (including one pending)
  • Between 2 and 400 OsmoSpots per site

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