MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AgPR) — Now farmers and ranchers can extend their wireless networks to far-flung fields. Ayrstone Productivity introduces the next generation of the AyrMesh® Bridge, a 5-mile-long, point-to-point Internet bridge that acts like a wireless Ethernet cable, allowing farmers and ranchers to easily connect distant devices to their networks.
“The new version of the AyrMesh Bridge enables our customers to link distant fields into their AyrMesh network,” said Bill Moffitt, president of Ayrstone Productivity, a provider of wireless farm networking devices. “It was designed to help our customers set up AyrMesh Hub networks, but it has a variety of uses for wireless networking and can help increase farm productivity and efficiency in more distant areas.”
For users who already have an AyrMesh wireless network, which uses a system of “Hubs” to provide WiFi connectivity across tens, hundreds, or even thousands of acres from any Internet-connected router, the AyrMesh Bridge makes it possible to connect distant fields and extend the AyrMesh network in those fields. Extending the AyrMesh network over miles enables easy access to devices such as remote cameras, actuators, gauges and weather stations without the need for a cellular data signal and subscription.
“The AyrMesh Bridge can also be used by those who don’t have an AyrMesh network, simply as a way to connect one part of the farm to another, even devices that are several miles apart,” Moffitt explained. “For example, it can connect a remote building or camera to a home router.”
Each AyrMesh Bridge contains two radios, the Gateway and the Remote. The Bridge Gateway can connect to your network in three ways: a) direct to your router, b) through an AyrMesh Hub, or c) through an AyrMesh Receiver. The Remote then connects to the device you want linked to your network. It uses a 5 GHz, low-interference, narrow-band signal and typically provides a bandwidth of 5 to 30 megabits per second for fast Internet service, depending on how far apart the radios are.
“The AyrMesh Bridge is easy to install but does require good line-of-sight,” added Moffitt. “The biggest advantage it has over other point-to-point bridge products on the market is the extreme ease of installation and use because the Bridge is managed and monitored from the AyrMesh.com web portal, just like the AyrMesh Hubs and Receivers.”
The AyrMesh Bridge retails for $449.95 and can be purchased from a local Ayrstone Pro Partner or on the company’s website at www.ayrstone.com.
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Ayrstone Productivity is dedicated to helping small rural businesses, and especially farmers in North America, become more productive by providing their patented Wireless Farm Network all across a property. All Ayrstone products are designed for easy setup and use by people with basic technical knowledge. This ease-of-use, combined with the most powerful hardware in the industry, is bringing the benefits of Wi-Fi networking to farms, ranches, and other rural homesteads and businesses.