Antilatency Radio Protocol

Antilatency Radio Protocol

Antilatency devices can use a proprietary radio protocol to transmit data. The protocol operates on the 2.4GHz frequency. This radio protocol is optimized for real time performance and has low latency while transmitting data.
As part of its configuration, Socket can act as an access point or as a client. Clients can connect to an access point and transmit, for example, tracking data received from Alt. Access points can collect data from all clients, add their own data, and send the resulting batch to the Host via USB.
Please, read here to learn more about the configuration of the client and access point: How to configure Antilatency wireless devices

Available channels

For data transmission you can set an access point to work on any of 141 radio channels ranging from 2360 to 2500 MHz.
Some countries license some of the channels from this range (for example, 2360-2400 MHz, 2488-2500 MHz). Check with local regulations before using a channel from this frequency band.
By default, Antilatency devices choose one of these five channels:
When an access point chooses one of the channels listed above, it will illuminate its LED in the color that corresponds to a certain channel on the list.
For the other channels, a white LED indication is used.
In case of an unstable radio connection caused by the distance between the access point and the client, look for obstacles between these sockets, or suspect additional radio noise on this channel from other emitters. In this case, some packets from the client may be lost, which can lead to tracking task being restarted, for example, on the Alt tracker that is connected to the client.

Connecting several devices to one access point

You can connect several clients to one access point.
The bandwidth of the access point's radio channel will be divided among all the clients connected to it.
The overall bandwidth capacity of the access point's radio channel is 1.6 Mbit/s.
Therefore, if you connect 3 clients to one access point, the bandwidth capacity between the access point and each client will be 0.53 Mbit/s.
We do not recommend connecting more than 4 clients with trackers to one access point.

Operating several access points in one room

Several access points can work in one room. You can even connect several access points to one Host if they use different channels.
The following factors influence multiple access point performance in one room: