Engie experiments Green PI to connect rural areas
As part of an IoT (Internet of Things) project, Engie chooses Green PI, an easy to deploy while affordable Internet infrastructure, to bring wireless Internet and to connect sensors in rural areas.
The experiment took place in a village of north-central France. Green PI’s low power routers (YOI) were installed on house’s facades to extend the Internet coverage of the town hall to the main street. YOI connected automatically with each other using an advanced wireless Device-to-Device technology removing expensive network cabling. Green PI’s patented routing software then ensured the transfer of videos, calls, and data over multiple hops (up to 30!). Citizens could connect to Internet using Wi-Fi and 3G and walk down the street without being disconnected thanks to Green PI’s handoff. Engie also used Green PI infrastructure as backhaul for its energy management sensor network.
Thanks to its cable free and self-configuring properties, Green PI reduces up to 10 times the cost of wireless Internet infrastructure, facilitating the digitalization of rural areas as well as emerging countries and of any other white spots such as trains, planes, ships, etc.
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