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The Locata system does not interfere with normal 802.11b/g operation. Does it still consume a dedicated channel of the 2.4-Ghz spectrum (more or less than a 5-Mhz channel?)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

A LocataNets transmits in the free global ISM band at 2.4 GHz, the same band used by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Locata systems currently transmit two simultaneous pseudorandom pulsed signals, one in the lower and one in the upper sections of the ISM band.  Locata’s signals do spread over more than a single 5 MHz Wi-Fi “channel.” However, all Locata devices have been designed to work to the FCC regulations for that band.  From the outset an important design factor for Locata was to ensure that LocataNets work effectively in areas already using Wi-Fi systems. Our networks have been designed to “play nice” with the myriad Wi-Fi networks that are already deployed in the real-world.