The range of a Ricochet enabled wireless system is greater than previous systems, with multiple devices capable of relaying messages to and from even the most remote locations in a building.
Each Ricochet enabled device provides signalling routes to and from Texecom Premier Control Panels. Should wireless connection between two devices weaken, the network will ‘self-heal’ and automatically re-route communications via alternate Ricochet enabled devices.
Ricochet enabled wireless devices receive and repeat wireless transmissions from other devices. The size, scalability and range of the entire system are extended as wireless signalling is not limited by point-to-point communications.
If a connection between two devices is lost (perhaps due to changes in building infrastructure) the network will ‘self-heal’ and automatically re-route communications via alternate Ricochet enabled devices. With more Ricochet enabled devices installed, the greater the reliability of the system.
Factors to consider:
Focusing on real-benefits to professional security installers and onwards to their end-user customers, these enhancements are the first in an ongoing installer focussed programme designed to develop our wireless portfolio.
Mesh NetworkRicochet enabled devices create a system whereby each wireless device is capable of repeating messages from other wireless devices.
Self-HealingRicochet enabled devices dynamically change wireless signal routing to utilise the most reliable communication pathway available.
Superior RangeWhen used as part of a mesh-network, the range is extended further as each wireless device acts as a repeater, extending the range for further devices.
Signal SecuritySignal Security measures the number of alternative routes and offers superior indication of system integrity when compared to signal strength alone.
Commission ModeA Ricochet enabled system set-up procedure whereby wireless connectivity is indicated on each individual device.
Signal EncryptionAll Ricochet wireless communications are protected by sophisticated encryption algorithms.
The most basic and simple feature is the device commission mode. Once a device has been connected onto a system, the device LED flashes to indicate adequate communication to the wireless expander. This is made possible by the bi-directional signalling across the Mesh network and turns each device into its own signal strength meter.
The Commission Mode feature is the most simple, quick and easy method of installing a wireless security system.
The next level of diagnostic support is an engineer’s keypad facility. Devices can be learned or removed from the system, signal strength information and communication routing information is all available on-screen. All the different device attribute features can be programmed from this menu structure.
Premier Elite Series control panel software provides diagnostic support directly from the control panel interface.
The most advanced diagnostic tool is the PC-based Ricochet Monitor software. This software, when installed on a laptop and connected to a Ricochet enabled wireless expander, provides greater visibility and control over the wireless system performance than ever before.
From a simple, intuitive menu screen all device status is available at a glance, with clear graphics highlighting signalling performance. Device attributes can be configured and distributed across the network in seconds thanks to an innovative ‘global poll’ function that communicates to all devices within moments.
One technology. Many applications.
Ricochet mesh technology excels in commercial environments. The mesh architecture increases coverage whilst the self-healing properties provide the most reliable communication pathway available.
Increasingly available to a wider audience, Ricochet mesh technology brings commercial grade wireless signalling to residential applications.