AB Dynamics has officially launched its new IP radio system with meshing capability. TrackFi Pro uses technology similar to that used by 4G mobile phone networks to overcome the problems inherent in traditional Wi-Fi based products. The technology was originally developed for military and policing applications, but is now available for use in the licence-free 5GHz radio bands for commercial applications.
TrackFi Pro is powered by a unique meshing protocol which operates across the radio network, allowing any connected radio almost instantaneous communication with any other radio, even with no direct connection.
TrackFi Pro is supplied with specially-designed antennas that are optimised for operation in vehicle applications. It is packaged in a waterproof housing with magnetic feet that can easily be mounted to the roof of a vehicle. Alternatively, vacuum mounts can be used to mount TrackFi Pro to vehicles with non-ferrous bodywork.
AB Dynamics TrackFi Pro is already being used by major European car manufacturers in challenging environments with significant tree cover and close proximity to buildings.
For less challenging environments, AB Dynamics is continuing to develop and supply TrackFi and TrackFi Lite products which are based on commercially available Linux router platforms. These are lower cost than TrackFi Pro, but are carefully designed using premium components to minimise the problems associated with standard WiFi.