Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Wyld mesh network enables social distance monitoring

Steve Rogerson
July 22, 2020



UK firm Wyld Networks has introduced mobile mesh technology to create applications in consumer and enterprise networks and monitor social distancing.
 
Wyld Mesh and Fusion are a mobile mesh networking technology and content delivery platform. They can help businesses looking for ways to generate new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, get back to work safely and monitor social distancing practices.
 
Wyld Mesh harnesses the power of peoples’ mobile devices without relying on connections to cellular or wifi networks. Data find the quickest and easiest route by hopping from smartphone to smartphone or IoT device to deliver notifications and multimedia content quickly and reliably.
 
In combination with the Wyld Fusion content platform with its geolocation capabilities and data analytics, the mesh communications can deliver relevant content to the right people at the right time and place via branded mobile applications.
 
Mesh and Fusion have been designed for consumer and enterprise networks at major sporting events, retail, music festivals and across transport hubs. The technology enables the delivery of relevant content and location-aware marketing in real time to enhance the customer experience, generate additional revenues, and improve customer loyalty and engagement.
 
For businesses wanting to return to work safely, the technology can also be used to create virtual geozones to manage access to sites, buildings and restricted areas and deliver location-aware messaging and safety information.
 
Furthermore, social distancing monitoring can be implemented by creating personal one or two metre dynamic geozones around individual staff, visitors and customers. This provides an accurate picture of how social distancing is being practiced, allowing for better planning of building layouts, room occupancy and workflow schedules.
 
Subject to corporate policy and privacy, employers would also have the ability to alert others who have been in close contact with anyone tested positive for Covid-19. Wyld is already working with NHS Highlands and Highland Health Ventures to deploy the technology in care homes.
 
“By connecting smartphones directly together as well as IoT devices in a mesh network, we have created a new low-cost additional layer of robust wireless connectivity,” said Alastair Williamson, CEO of Wyld Networks, a portfolio company of Tern. “Leveraging the resilient nature of the mesh network, our content delivery platform and accurate location capabilities, our solution has far ranging applications in multiple sectors.”
 
The mesh technology connects smartphones directly to smartphones using the device-to-device capability of P2P wifi and Bluetooth built into Android and iPhones. Powered by an app on a smartphone, devices simply connect together in multiple paths and form a meshed multihop communications network that grows larger and more robust as more people join the network and self-heals as someone leaves the network.
 
Wyld Fusion is a multi-tenant integration and content curation platform that allows the rapid creation of new services and integration into third-party systems, and it delivers the location aware content into the mesh network.
 
Wyld Networks is a Cambridge-based technology company developing mobile mesh and IoT networking technologies and applications. Wyld securely connects smart devices, people and things to deliver data-driven, intelligence for businesses.