Ayrstone Productivity raising $100k for rural Wi-Fi meshing technology


Ayrstone ProductivityNorth Oaks-based Ayrstone Productivity recently signaled plans to raise as much as $100k in equity financing for high-power Wi-Fi “hubs” and meshing technology to provide strong Internet signals across large areas.

Launched in 2007, the company’s flagship product —  Ayrstone AyrMesh — is intended primarily for farms and other rural residents.  For under $300, the hardware/software system can distribute internet access up to several square miles and create a private local-area network over that area for Internet browsing, data collection, monitoring, and security.  According to the companies website, “AyrMesh hubs work much like wireless repeaters or range extenders, but with a few important differences:”