The proliferation of smart sensors and high-bandwidth devices makes low-power FHSS technology a viable and cybersecure wireless data option. No longer restricted to pure telemetry or I/O, FHSS increasingly supports voice and video, and can scale to form self-healing mesh networks. Because FHSS is wireless technology that spreads its signal over rapidly hopping radio frequencies, it is highly resistant to interference and is difficult to intercept. This makes it inherently cybersecure. Moreover, FHSS transmits data over much longer distances than Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Lora or Zigbee (up to 60 miles in some cases).
By employing intelligent FHSS technology, organizations can take advantage of real-world Fog Computing and Intelligent Edge Communication Devices. These devices can be deployed as Process Automation nodes, making decisions and taking action at the Access Level (or at the sensor or device). Indeed, not only is FHSS a reliable and robust option for IoT networks, it is also a low CAPEX and OPEX solution that can be ruggedized to work for years without maintenance.