The Net...fixed.
Los Angeles, California, United States United States
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How about one type of network for every type of communications, and so any device can talk to any device?  And what about a company that will act like a public utility, enforcing telecommunications privacy law in broadband while providing access for court ordered law enforcement?  

The Ether2 Community of Network Operators & Developers (EcoNode) is forming with these types of goals in mind, and for any engineer anywhere in the world to use our technology at no fee.  Only in the United States will we enforce our intellectual property rights when the technology is used commercially; but never in a way that would prevent adoption of the technology to launch a new market or to better society.

DQ has now been applied to two Internet of Things global radio standards, and has yielded a ~100% network efficiency, up from 36% with Frame Slotted Aloha which was the former DASH7 switch architecture.  DQ was invented for cable TV back in the 90s...before DOCSIS was chosen as the cable TV standard. Scientific Atlanta named our collision detection mechanism (XDQRAP) for eliminating bottlenecks in cable TV networks.  Cable TV switching is now well into it's third generation with DOCSIS 3.0, but it still can't do Ethernet.  So cable customers have to run two modems (from the same company) if they want cable TV and Internet connectivity.

Fortunately, DQ does Ethernet better than Ethernet so we can finally converge both types of network transmission to a single channel. This type of efficiency means that any content owner would have equivalent distribution power, because a single transmission could be received by millions of devices...just like TV, but where an IP address can be thought of as a channel instead of a destination.  This allows for one:one, one:many, or one:all, again, for the technical cost of a single stream.    

With DQ, not only will the Internet have every advantage coveted by traditional broadcasters and cable/sat TV, but IP-based transmissions will become inherently secure, so that we can enforce telecommunications' privacy law in broadband.  We will also lower the energy demand for telecommunications by reducing the middle hardware requirement and by cutting wireless retransmissions in half, so to operate at the lowest possible energy per bit transferred.

Awards and Mentions
  • 8697_3116
    Our fifth patent overall, but the first one based upon the applied research and design of the fully drawn interoperable protocol specification.
  • 8697_81
    Alpha category 90 second pitch
  • Business model

    Fair reasonable and non-discriminatory OEM licensing based upon US sales.  Outside the US, we have already put the technology into the public domain. 


    Competitive advantage

    We have a better solution than 40 years of data networking can achieve.  No other company is attempting to solve this fundamental flaw which does not allow IP networks to behave like broadcast IP networks.  Further, there is no other technology that combines the quality of circuit-switching with the economy of packet-switching; and with a migration path for legacy devices. 

    Our family of protocols was originally designed for cable TV, so the network is controlled entirely from the edge resulting in the elimination of middle switching and routing hardware. Finally, in opposition to traditional IP over Ethernet, IP over DQ is inherently secure.