This morning Edgewater Wireless (TSXV: YFI) announced their Dual Channel Wifi technology has been added to OpenWrt’s primary code stream. This addition will make Edgewater’s Dual Channel Wi-Fi and Spectrum Slicing more accessible to manufacturers of devices such as routers, smartphones, laptops, tablets, residential gateways, etc.
The upstreaming of the Dual Channel Wi-Fi feature by the OpenWrt community is a major milestone that will help drive the adoption of Edgewater’s advanced multi-channel Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing approach… Additionally, our newly launched tutorial demonstrates a real-world implementation of the Dual Channel Wi-Fi feature powered by Edgewater’s MCSR™ hardware. It’s a new, repeatable example for thousands of Linux developers around the globe — highlighting the power of Edgewater’s revolutionary Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing approach.Eric Smith, VP Product, Edgewater Wireless
What Does Dual Channel Wi-Fi Do?
Dual Channel Wi-Fi alleviates jittery video and laggy gaming experiences by enabling one or more downlink-only data channels in concert with a standard bi-directional channel. The Edgewater technology dramatically reduces the downlink data packet errors and packet retries across multiple channels allowing contention-free data transmission. Access points running Dual Channel Wi-Fi allows for more data channels– further reducing the amount of uplink traffic contention.
What Is OpenWrt?
The OpenWrt Project is a Linux operating system targeting embedded devices. Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a fully writable filesystem with package management. This frees you from the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and allows you to customize the device through the use of packages to suit any application. For developers, OpenWrt is the framework to build an application without having to build a complete firmware around it; for users this means the ability for full customization, to use the device in ways never envisioned.
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