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Serval Mesh is an Android app that provides voice calls, text messaging and file sharing between mobile phones using WiFi, without the need for a SIM or any other infrastructure like mobile cell towers, WiFi hotspots or Internet access.
The main technologies offered by Serval Mesh (app for Android) are:
Serval Maps is an Android app that uses Serval Mesh to provide collaborative, infrastructure-independent, geographical mapping.
Serval Mesh Extender (Formerly Mesh Helper)
The Serval Mesh Extender is a hardware device that helps other devices to join and participate in a Serval Mesh network.
powered by any external USB power source (5V 500mA)
Mesh Extenders mesh together over short distances using Ad Hoc Wi-Fi, over longer distances using packet radio on the ISM 915 MHz band
provides a standard Wi-Fi Access Point for nearby devices (such as smart phones) that do not support Ad Hoc Wi-Fi mode
acts as a Rhizome
node, storing and forwarding files and MeshMS
provides a platform for future Serval Project initiatives, such as the commoditisation of many classes of medical monitoring devices.
Trial Deployments & Exercises
The following is a list of past and planned trial deployments and related activities.