node home network system
Prof. Martin Topel
Prof. Matthias Schönherr
Node is a mesh Wi-Fi system developed to improve the wireless experience of the connected home.
Three modules operating together as a flexible and scalable mesh network combine the advantages of the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard to supply the whole home with reliable internet access across multiple rooms and floors.
As opposed to traditional range extenders, node is able to provide a single Wi-Fi network through all the system’s access points, avoiding inconvenient signal drops. Additional modules can easily connect to the mesh network, providing an adaptive and flexible solution to the user‘s Wi-Fi coverage requirements.
By merging the benefits of powerline, ethernet, USB type C and Wi-Fi into a hybrid solution, an optimal positioning of the devices can be ensured. Compatible with the recent unifying “matter” standard, smart home devices from all participating members of the alliance (including Apple, Google, IKEA and others) can be integrated into the network while guaranteeing native interoperability between these.