MIMO Kinetic Mesh® Single Radio Ideal for Lightweight Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Small Robots
Malvern, PA – November 5, 2019: Rajant Corporation, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, has launched its latest BreadCrumb® product, the DX2. The DX2 is Rajant’s smallest and lightest BreadCrumb, forming a mesh network when used in conjunction with its LX5, ME4, and ES1 models, which operate using Rajant’s proprietary InstaMesh® protocol.
Rajant’s one transceiver and two external antenna DX2 is lightweight and has low power consumption depending on transceiver configuration. Encased in magnesium, the DX2 weighs 123g making it ideal for lightweight autonomous vehicles, drones, and small robots. This very low payload, combined with a pocket-size footprint, makes it well suited for varying degrees of autonomy and mobility operations as well as high bandwidth communication and data transmission.
The DX2 has an integrated Wi-Fi access point service for compatibility with millions of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) client devices, such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, IP cameras, sensors, and other IP devices. Additionally, a hidden USB connector, to be used for GPS or Tactical Radio over IP (TRoIP), lies behind a rear black rubber plug.
“Technologies continue to get smaller and lighter, while IIoT demands for mobility and autonomy exponentially grow. Rajant’s DX2 addresses this trend without compromise. In compatibility with all other Rajant nodes, the DX2 forms a wireless Kinetic Mesh network that maintains continuous connectivity unlike traditional break-before-make infrastructures,” said Rajant’s Vice President of Systems, Don Gilbreath. “And like all other Rajant BreadCrumbs, the DX2 delivers low-latency, high-throughput, fail-proof connectivity for data, voice, and video applications, including drone swarms.”
The DX2 is available in two models, the DX2-24 with 2.4 GHz and DX2-50 with 5.0 GHz, and is available immediately.