The AyrMesh Receiver is actually, of course, more than a receiver – it transmits and receives data – but it is designed as a simple, low-cost way to put one or more “wired” (Ethernet) devices onto an AyrMesh network. It is very similar to our AyrMesh Hub, but with a couple of important differences:
- The AyrMesh Receiver connects to the Hub’s WiFi signal, not the wireless mesh signal.
- The AyrMesh Receiver does not create its own WiFi access point – it is a client device only
- The AyrMesh Receiver uses a directional antenna for maximum range – it can be positioned up to 2 miles away from an AyrMesh Hub (optimal conditions).
Typical uses for the AyrMesh Receiver include:
- Using high-end IP cameras or other network devices that do not have WiFi
- Bringing the AyrMesh network inside of metal buildings – an AyrMesh Receiver can be placed on the outside of the building and devices inside can be connected to the LAN port of the receiver. You can even put a WiFi access point inside the building so you have WiFi indoors as well as outdoors.
- Connecting devices like network-enabled weather stations in more distant fields – since the AyrMesh Receiver can be up to 2 miles from your furthest Hub, you can now include areas in your network that were previously unreachable.
The AyrMesh Receiver is available now from Ayrstone – please see our website for details.