Introducing Rajant’s BC|MeshMapper – Designed to Support Mobile and Autonomous Mesh Operations

November 10th, 2020
This post is a reprint of a RajantMeshMapper  from September 29, 2020 by Steven Griggs. Alliance Corporation is proud to be a Value-Added Distributor for Rajant products in North America.

You asked. Rajant listened and have responded.

Introducing BC|MeshMapper, Rajant’s new network performance active survey utility that illustrates how the Kinetic Mesh® connection quality varies by geographic location within a mesh network.

When changes happen in the topology of a network, running BC|MeshMapper immediately and after topology changes will give the network administrator excellent visibility into how well the current infrastructure placements cover the active area with the metrics most important to analyze the health of InstaMesh® links.

BC|MeshMapper is now fully integrated in the latest version of Rajant’s network management tool, BC|Commander, which is provided free of charge with every Rajant BreadCrumb®.

How BC|MeshMapper Works
As a mobile BreadCrumb travels through a Kinetic Mesh infrastructure, data is obtained from the node with a GPS device and is combined with Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), the cost to each BreadCrumb peer, and the total cost for a live trace. BC|MeshMapper then uses this data to generate a connectivity “heat map” in the KMZ file and saves the file onto the BC|Commander host.

The Advantages of Using BC|MeshMapper

BC|MeshMapper collects signal strength and InstaMesh cost data from a designated mobile Breadcrumb enabled with GPS as it travels throughout the site. It then displays it visually and incorporates all of the Rajant NetCrumbler’s capabilities right inside BC|Commander, except using cost instead of latency.

The color-coded heat maps generated by BC|MeshMapper depict the paths traveled and assessments of the paths. Colors vary map-to-map due to different thresholds, which are appropriate for various networks and applications.

Below are examples of two travel routes and are for illustration purposes only. In these instances, the colors represent:

  • Green = total path cost 10000 or under
  • Orange = total path cost 10001 and 20000
  • Red = total path cost greater than 20000.

Example path trace showing connection quality with color coding:

Example path trace showing connection details:

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