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AfE Communication Network Protocol

AfE-EA,
All for Everyone Energy Aware
Communication Network Protocol
"...Connecting everything in Cities and Facilities, to everywhere, with the power of controlling everything, from everywhere, under energy awareness and high level of Adequacy of Service (AoS)!"
General Description
  • The aim of the AfE-EA is to bring a beyond state the art efficient communications network protocol with a set of powerful and innovative features, for low power wireless area networks (LPWAN).

  • AfE-EA is the only meshed/ad-hoc communication network protocol that allows the continuous management of routing trees through optimal hop-constrained and energy resources of all the wireless sensor network (WSN), in order to continuously optimize and predict the performance and lifecycle of the whole network infrastructure, e.g. an automated metering infrastructure (AMI).

  • AfE-EA allows the efficient integration in the same network infrastructure of communications battery-operated, energy-constrained, and mains power supplies operated devices/sensors, commonly in use in smart cities infrastructures, automated metering infrastructures (AMI), or professional buildings infrastructures!

  • AfE-EA is a flexible multi-infrastructure and bidirectional communication network protocol, for use among smart cities infrastructures, automated metering infrastructures (AMI) or, professional buildings infrastructures. 

  • AfE-EA technology is Energy Aware, Reliable, and Easy to Deploy.

Energy Aware
  • The AfE-EA communication network protocol allows battery, energy constrained, or energy harvesting operated devices, the generation of efficient meshed/ad-hoc communication networks.

  • The AfE-EA uses an innovative and efficient routing algorithm to compute continuously optimal spanning trees that maximize the energy capacity of the whole network infrastructure and minimize the number of hops of battery-operated or energy-constrained communications networks.

Reliability
  • The AfE-EA communication network protocol allows the easy connectivity of all the devices of the network infrastructure, dealing effectively with situations where other communication protocols normally can’t operate due deficient radiofrequency coverage and/or due to radio signal barriers.

  • The AfE-EA communication network protocol has the self-healing connectivity ability by continuously exploring all available links among the network infrastructure devices to compute successively alternative spanning trees - "if exists an available link to a determined device, such device is connected in the network, no matter where it is".

  • The AfE-EA communication network protocol allows the complete coverture of all the devices, even in harsh environment conditions, where current state of the art LPWAN protocols normally fail.

Network Easy deployment
  • The devices can be easily deployed with no hassle to the user, providing high scalability levels in the network infrastructure. Just is enough to place the device in the range of the current network infrastructure and the device is ready to go!

Devices Upgradable via OtA
  • If new features or revisions were developed, AfE-EA devices firmware can be easily upgraded or updated over the air (OtA).

Flexibility / Multi-Infrastructure deployment
  • AfE-EA has high number of devices integration capacity, enabling the possibility of an infrastructure network can have connected thousand of devices.

  • AfE-EA has the possibility of interoperation among different utilities in smart cities infrastructures or automated metering infrastructures (AMI), from a same control center (CC), such for public water distribution networks, public electricity distribution networks, public streetlight, public interior lighting, green spaces irrigation, environmental and traffic sensors, etc.

  • AfE-EA has the possibility of interoperation among different utilities in professional buildings infrastructures, from a same control center (CC), such for interior/exterior lighting, environmental sensors, intrusion or fire alarms, etc.

  • AfE-EA can integrate in the same infrastructure battery-operated or energy-constrained devices with devices powered by mains power supply, where the communication network algorithm automatically compute the adequate spanning trees to obtain the optimal performance of the whole communication network. 

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