HyphaMESH by Wireless Innovation

good-design-award_winner_rgb_blk_logo
  • 2021

  • Product
    Commercial and Industrial

Designed By:

  • Design + Industry (D+I)
  • Wireless Innovation

Commissioned By:

Wireless Innovation

Designed In:

Australia

HyphaCAP (Communications Access Point) is a portable handheld device enabling critical communication channels to stay live in communication blackspots.

HyphaCAP provides communications to teams operating in areas where a dependable network connection is paramount to public and personal safety, for example emergency, rescue, and disaster relief services, as well as mining and military applications.

The driving technology is an IP transparent network, based on the COFDM waveform, that can operate independently or integrate back to a central core or wider network. This extends coverage for WiFi or Bluetooth enabled devices, sensors, and cameras into challenging environments.


view website

  • CHALLENGE
  • SOLUTION
  • IMPACT
  • MORE
  • Teams using HyphaCAP are working within demanding and often harsh environments, movement are reactive and unpredictable, and clear communication is essential. HyphaCAP needed to be reliable, durable, and easy to use. Mandatory ruggedised product requirements such as a robust IP protection (IP67) and drop resistance were key challenges to tackle to ensure the device remained operational, regardless of where the user's response or mission takes them. What could be considered an abuse case for some devices are commonly presented as standard use cases for devices in this field. Aside from the ruggedized mechanical detailing, the device would need to remain compact and portable for on the go use. Device down-time could sever critical comms, a dedicated solution to allow continuous streaming of network signals was vital, even when replacing exhausted batteries. Charging solutions for exhausted batteries and devices needed to be adaptable to the in-field power options available.

  • HyphaCAP is ruggedised with a vibrant and tactile TPE overmould highlighting the user grip and key touch points. A singular on/off button offers unambiguous operability. The user interface is defined by status LED's informing users of power, network connection and battery capacity. An ergonomic handheld form and accessory attachment points add versatility to its stowing and portability with both clipping and tether points. The battery latch is simple to engage and disengage with one hand, even when wearing heavy protective gloves. HyphaCAP delivers uninterrupted network connectivity, the power budget and battery behaviour reflect this. The hot-swap battery pack (doubling the total battery capacity), allows the device to run for 12 hours. The hot-swap battery pack can be removed and replaced with a fresh battery without disrupting the network and active comms. Back at the vehicle or the depot, multiple replacement battery packs can be replenished via one of two simple charging options.

  • HyphaCAP is a highly intuitive product offering in the HyphaMESH product range with the potential to save lives. Importantly, due to its price point being half that of benchmarked competitors, it offers a feasible entry point for some cost-sensitive industries; bringing high-end and otherwise privileged technology into the hands of the masses. Robust engineering and design validation ensure that it is being manufactured to last, building on brand loyalty and an important environmental responsibility. Since launch, Wireless Innovations has been energised with positive endorsements and feedback. Wireless Innovation has expanded the team and have begun exploring subsequent design briefs for product development. Wireless Innovation is reinvesting energy, resources and a wealth of experience into making the HyphaMESH products an essential part of any time-critical response team.

  • Specifications Waveform: COFDM SSBM User Selectable Output Frequency: 4.9 GHz Public Safety Band Carrier Bandwidth: 0.3 /2.5 / 5.0 / 10.0 MHz (User Defined) Data Rate: Up to 28 Mbps Transmit Power: 500 mW Receive Sensitivity: Image Quality Supports: CIF / HD1 / D1 / 720P / 1080P Power Supply: Battery Powered, 7 V (7-14.5 VDC) Power Consumption: 4.6 W (Max) 12 Hours Run Time GPS: Internal WiFi: Internal Device Interfaces Antenna: SMA x 2 Control: Ethernet & OTA Audio: Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) 4.8kbps Single Button On/Off Display: 3 x LED - Power, Signal Strength, Connected Networking Ethernet: 10/100 Mbps WiFi: 2.4/5.0 GHz Streaming Protocol: UDP, RTSP, RTP Security Encryption: AES 128/256 Physical Dimensions: 6.7 x 3.5 x 1.8 inches (170 x 90 x 45 mm) Weight: 15 ounces (Battery 7 ounces ) 450 g / 190 g Operating Temperature: -22°F to 131°F (-30°C to 55°C) Ingress Protection Rating: IP67 License Options STDM (Hop Mode) Interference Avoidance (SMART Mode)