Wireless Military Mesh Communication Networks

Rajant is the pioneer of kinetic mesh networks and a provider of pervasive, multi-frequency wireless solutions that enable secure communications on-the-move through a portable meshed wireless network that can rapidly reconfigure and adapt in real-time.

Rajant's JR 2 BreadCrumb® wireless solutions provide networks for military, mining, homeland security, first responders, telecommunications service providers and public safety and provide voice and data communications across a meshed, self-healing network. Rajant's BreadCrumb InstaMesh® network technology connects and communicates with IP-based client devices such as laptops, PDAs, video cameras, satellite terminals, networked radios, RFID's and sensor devices.

Stable-meshed military communications networks

Single-switch JR2 BreadCrumb devices instantly connect to other BreadCrumbs and are deployed in numerous large networks of 150-250 units. Communications on the move and convoy operations are made easier by this comprehensive, stable-meshed network, designed for mobile broadband and capable of operating in vast operating environments and over multiple frequencies simultaneously.

Rajant's JR2 BreadCrumbs are designed for voice, video and data, are FIPS 140-2 certified, and embrace AES encryption and node-to-node cryptographic security.

Rugged, multi-radio, wireless transmitter-receivers

The Rajant JR2 BreadCrumb models JR2-24 and JR2-50 are rugged, multi-radio, wireless transmitter-receivers that form a mesh network (using InstaMesh) when used in conjunction with other BreadCrumbs. Each portable, wireless mesh network node contains one radio, which support open-standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n protocols to enable data, voice and video applications. They can operate in extreme conditions and have several mounting options. The available radio configuration frequencies are 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

Military wireless mesh networking protocol

The InstaMesh protocol avoids any compromise between overall data throughput and the ability to instantly respond to changes in the wireless mesh. It takes a no-compromises approach to wireless mesh networking by enabling full network mobility, high data throughput, robust configurability, high scalability, built-in redundancy and reliability, adherence to IEEE standards, and certified security.

360° military communications networks

The RAPTR is a Rajant term for when two or more BreadCrumbs are connected via their internal Ethernet port to act as one unit and used to extend or strengthen the network. A typical RAPTR configuration is three BreadCrumbs with 120°-directional antennas that provide 360° cover for long distances such as a cell tower.

Rugged, wireless transceivers

The Rajant JR2 BreadCrumb is a rugged, wireless transceiver that forms a mesh network when used in conjunction with other BreadCrumb devices. This portable, wireless mesh network node supports open-standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n protocols to enable data, voice and video applications.

Administration packages for military wireless networks

BC|Commander® and BC|Commander Enterprise® are the administration packages enabling the BreadCrumb wireless network. BC Commander (Enterprise) allows the network administrator to perform all administrative tasks over the wireless network without the need to be hard-wired to the physical radio device.

Diagnostic computer for military wireless networks

Rajant incorporates a diagnostic computer in the network. The Rajant remote administration and diagnostics station (RRADS) is a powerful dual-core computer with three (900MHz, 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz) radios that monitors the different applications on the network. It contains several software tools that can sniff around the network looking for applications that slow down data transfers by creating packet storms.

An authorized user can remotely access the BreadCrumb network from another location through a VPN connection as if they were on-site. Users can check on the health of the system or machine status from hundreds of miles away and diagnose a faulty component before getting to site.

Military automatic protocol tunnel (APT)

APT is a unique InstaMesh feature that extends the wireless mesh domain beyond the wireless segment. An additional benefit is that it allows multiple bridged-entry points between the wireless BreadCrumb domain and a given Ethernet segment without creating packet loops. The result is that bottlenecks and single-point-of-failures can be eliminated while improving overall network performance.

Support for VLAN and QOS IEEE 802.11 standards allows incoming traffic can be filtered or prioritized. In addition, the InstaMesh routing protocol will use a wired APT connection as it would any wireless connection between BreadCrumb peers. If the wired route is faster and has capacity, it will simply be seen as part of the overall mesh, allowing the mesh network to take advantage of high-speed wired or optical connections.


Contact Details

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United States of America
+1 484 595 0233
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Available White Papers


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