prplMesh is an open-source, carrier-grade and certifiable implementation of the WiFi Alliance’s Multi-AP specification.
The result will be source-code covering both the agent and the controller part of the Multi-AP specification. However, it is scoped as a reference implementation and will leave ample room for differentiation, for example for proprietary IP algorithms making intelligent decisions for the whole Multi-AP network.
In short, the project’s aim to create a baseline for OEMs and developers to easily integrate Multi-AP into various products and platforms. Initial targets include prplWrt and RDK-B with support for WiFi chipsets from almost any SoC vendor to be used in residential gateways, WiFi extenders from both retail brands and internet service providers.
This project is part of a wider collaboration between Prpl Foundation and Broadband Forum.