Kiyon Granted Patent for Improved Wireless Network Management Method

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Kiyon is issued US patent for new system and method for identifying nodes in a wireless mesh network. The network management system collects and reports critical data on each node or client link that is independent of the routing mechanism and protocol used for the network. The innovation will make it significantly easier for end-users to set -up and manage networked devices.

Kiyon, Inc., innovators in wireless technology, today announced that it has been granted US Patent Number 7,069,483 B2 by US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Entitled “System and Method for Identifying Nodes in a Wireless Mesh Network,” the patent covers digital data transmission in any communication network and more specifically relates to mechanisms for performing a dynamic boundary scan or roving link test on a wired or wireless network. This patent identifies novel technology that is also compliant with all known IEEE standards for networking.

Through extensive research and development, Kiyon has discovered systems and methods for providing a boundary scan test of a wired or wireless networks. This means that for any number of wireless or wired devices in a network, the network “realizes” where and how all these devices communicate with each other. This gives the network “information” on self-management, ad hoc capability, and how to transmit data from one node or client to another. The patented system includes a dynamic network management solution that can communicate with the entire network and all clients. The network management system creates a link layer scan test that collects and reports critical data on each node or client link in the network, that is independent of the routing mechanism and protocol used for the network.

“Today’s networks are error-prone and difficult to deploy, diagnose and repair, and do not self-manage themselves very well,” said Michael Nova, Kiyon founder and CEO. Nova said that a robust and simplified solution is provided by this new patented system. “This invention provides a number of important advantages over prior approaches; among other features, you can quickly and easily find connectivity problems in a network,” he explained.

Advantages include a lower layer mechanism to automatically trouble-shoot a wired or wireless network without dependence on the network protocol layer or the corresponding established routing tables, and the ability to bypass the normal routing system in order to avoid a circular dependency on routing tables that may be faulty. This is very beneficial to any single or multi-hop wireless network using 802.11 (Wi-Fi), Wimax (802.16) and Ultra-wideband (UWB) radios. The net impact of this innovation is that it will make it significantly easier for end-users to set -up and manage networked devices.

Kiyon recently released a new wireless software core that can transform wireless access points, routers, switches and client devices (such as cell phones) into high-performance multi-channel wireless solutions with carrier-grade quality. The above boundary scan technology is included as a feature of this Kiyon software core.

About Kiyon

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, Kiyon has been recognized worldwide with numerous awards for its innovative technology and product solutions. Kiyon’s advanced networking technology utilizes a standards compliant dynamic TDMA multi-channel MAC protocol and QoS-aware mesh network software suite that addresses both QoS and capacity issues in any wireless network. Kiyon software is capable of interfacing with any higher-level protocol and operates on all standard hardware platforms. Kiyon’s products include low cost wireless QoS mesh indoor-outdoor routers for industrial and consumer applications, together with wireless mesh software and service applications, including wireless VoIP, gaming and location based services. For more information, please visit us at http://www.kiyon.com.

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