Fluidmesh Networks was founded in 2005 by a team of researchers and visionaries from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Politecnico of Milan.
Fluidmesh technology will be used to reliably deliver fiber-like performance via unlicensed wireless spectrum – providing connectivity for mission-critical video, voice, and data, a critical need for the Volvo Ocean Race.
Fluidmesh mesh radios will be used to create a backbone mesh network between vessels and the shore and across the Race Villages during the In-Port races covering an area up to 10 square nautical miles.
“Our Race Village environments are often challenging for networks,” said Jordi Neves, the Chief Digital Officer of the Volvo Ocean Race.
“Fluidmesh state-of-the-start wireless mesh networks provide the flexibility, performance, and resilience we need to deliver a unique experience to the public and guests visiting any of our Race villages in 12 cities.”
“We are extremely excited to be able to partner with the Volvo Ocean Race and assist them with their networking and communication needs during the in-port races,” said Cosimo Malesci, Co-Founder and EVP Sales and Marketing at Fluidmesh Networks.
“We found in this race a great opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of our fast-roaming mesh networking technology. The demanding environmental conditions and the dynamic nature of the event are a sweet spot for our wireless solutions. As a company, we focus on delivering wireless connectivity in extremely challenging scenarios. We feel we couldn’t have found a better partner and event to prove our point.”
Fluidmesh Networks is an MIT spin-off that develops innovative wireless technology that is a critical enabler of the "Internet of Things." We manufacture radios, and focus on delivering connectivity solutions in some of the most challenging environments in the world. Fluidmesh Networks is a critical element in the adoption of automation in industries such as security, entertainment, mining, rail, ports and terminal operations, material handling, robotics, and the military. Fluidmesh' technology is used by government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and global conglomerates to maintain cutting edge operations and a competitive advantage.