Prodigy is a high performance ‘intelligent’ transmission protocol built to overcome the limits of standard license-free protocol and deliver a wireless infrastructure with a higher level of reliability. Prodigy was developed by Fluidmesh Networks to transmit any IP-compatible traffic including data, video, and Voice and it is the result of two years of Research and Development work. At the base of our innovative transmission protocol there is a traffic optimization algorithm that allows every Fluidmesh device to assign a specific level of priority and reliability to every packet transmitted. This process allows the wireless network to automatically adjust its transmission parameters based on the type of traffic transmitted. The overall result is a better, more reliable, multi-service wireless infrastructure.
Prodigy also offers a higher resiliency to interferences when compared to traditional wireless systems by using an ‘intelligent’ control on packet retransmission. The network controls packet re-transmissions based on the packet type and on the link error rate and modifies the transmission parameters in order to achieve maximum reliability.
This ‘intelligence’ allows Prodigy to deliver less latency compared to traditional license-free wireless networks. Latency is particularly critical in VOIP and in video surveillance applications with PTZ cameras. For example, VOIP and PTZ control packets are automatically recognized by Prodigy which assigns them a high priority level compared to the rest of the data transmitted. This is done automatically by every Fluidmesh device and doesn’t require any initial tag on the data packets. The result is that those packets will not have to sit in queue with the rest of the data but they will be transmitted right through thus keeping the latency level to a minimum.
Another application where Prodigy offers a superior solution is Cellular and Wi-Max backhauling because of the key role that synchronization plays in such deployments. To guarantee a proper synchronization among cellular base stations, Fluidmesh products can work flawlessly with a Pseudowire solution. In addition, Prodigy is able to recognize IEEE1588 data packets and optimize their transmission across the wireless infrastructure, maximizing the accuracy of clock synchrinization. This makes Fluidmesh a solid alternative to microwave bridges for next generation Cellular and Wi-Max backhauls.