There may be requirements to install a RipEX unit, temporarily, somewhere and after a given time period, transfer it to another location. With Nomadic mode and RipEX set as Remote unit, it is not required to change this RipEX’s configuration. It automatically registers with the static RipEX backbone and starts to operate correctly.
Nomadic mode can be utilized for site survey job. A technician can
install a Remote unit in a given location and the mechanism itself finds
out the best connection point (the best RipEX Base unit). After this step,
the unit can be changed to a static unit and re-configured to given IP
addresses to suit the network architecture.
It is recommended to re-configure the unit from the Nomadic mode to a static solution due to Nomadic mode overhead and thus optimizing the channel utilization. If the unit will not be moved to a new location, do not leave it in Nomadic mode.
The Nomadic mode is NOT a mobile mode. It is NOT intended to be used
as a mobile network, but with some limitations, it can be operated in this
Static backbone of RipEX units with one central unit and number of Base stations will build a core of the network. Any number of static remote units can operate in the network as well.
Mobile nodes can change their position in time and in given time periods, it will operate via the best Base station, no matter its current location. The transitions are NOT immediate, but it is possible to configure the radio network for transition times in tens of seconds. If this limitation is OK, Nomadic mode can be utilized.