Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - MDI and "IndraNet"

To begin with, what is the "IndraNet" concept and what does it have to do with compressed air technology? To get the whole picture, let's review some basics.  

First of all, the Internet is a very familiar concept with most people. This is the term used to describe the WorldWideWeb, or the information system linking computer networks around the globe. This is the mechanism that allows information exchange and communication between separate locations on a global scale. Information is either publicly available or kept hidden behind lock-and-key firewalls that act as security barriers or personal access points for data handling and storage mediums.

Now, an "Intranet" is a term used to describe private organization data networks. If you operate a computer network within a certain organization, it is probably termed "the company intranet" because it pertains ONLY to the company. 

But what is this "IndraNet" concept? Most people have never heard of this term, so let's now focus on a little company called ITMDI-Energy. This is a joint enterprise between MDI, and IndraNet Technologies

MDI or Motor Development International is the developer of the FlowAir dual-energy motor, which is the engine behind both the compressed air vehicle and stationary power generators. For now, let's think of MDI as energy and transportation.

IndraNet Technologies is the developer of FraMe (Fractal Mesh) broadband network communication technology. This is a stand-alone high speed broadband system that works completely independently from typical TELCO systems. It is designed to automatically create and actively maintain communications links between separate points within a dynamic network mesh. Think of it as a wireless leapfrog system that only has one single tie-in to the WWW, thereby eliminating the typical wheel and spoke pattern of a typical TELCO. So, let's think of IndraNet as information and communication.

The IndraNet technology under development is not only a system that could replace all of our existing broadband communications, it is also the cornerstone for developing iPower systems that would use MDI Eolo Energie power generators for intelligent power-on-demand networks. 

This integration between information, communication, energy and transportation technologies makes ITMDI-Energy a potential solution to our inefficient infrastructure systems currently in operation. The analogy used by Dr. Louis Arnoux is one of the computing industry, and how mainframes  have been replaced by the personal computer. Similarly, the power industry might be replaced by intelligent power networks, minimizing the gap between power produced on the grid and the actual power being consumed, hence, intelligent power.

In essence, ITMDI-Energy could be the major paradigm shift in the way we view information, communication, energy and transportation. By introducing more efficient engines for vehicles and generators AND providing computer information systems that can wirelessly tie everything together, it is quite possible to completely reduce our energy requirements for day to day operation of our society's infrastructure. 

What all of this means is that the ITMDI-Energy idea could quite possibly buy the world some time from the full effects of Peak Oil and associated peak energy. 

For more information on Peak Oil and associated global effects:

    Dr. Louis Arnous  and his ebook:    (Discussions About Energy and Our Future)
...and many others

Personally, I believe the world should really pay close attention to this emerging symbiosis of power and communication. This development might just possibly save our collective global butts!

   ...the future of sustainability!


  1. We also find a reference to "Indra's Net" in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. INDRA is represented as the king of the gods, and refers himself as the mind or consciousness of living things. "Indra's Net" is a metaphoric representation of the universe's interconnectedness, suggesting that all living things are part of a universal network in which every individual action affects everyone around us. It is viewed as a net, or web, or jewel where each node or connection point is infinitely linked to all other points.

    This is very likely the essence of what is being introduced as the IndraNet. All points within the IndraNet exist within a single information system and convey information as one entity, yet individual assigned groups within each separate IndraNet can function independently from all other the groups.

    The FraMe (Fractal Mesh) design within each separate IndraNet allows for private communities of users or groups to exist within the much larger system of individual wireless broadcast points or IndraNet. Together the random (or fractal) assemblies of wireless IndraNet modems function in unison, continuously forwarding any relevant data towards the specified individual identity points.

    This dynamic FraMe system allows for flexible node or individual modem add-ons to an existing IndraNet system without requiring the physical addition of restrictive cable or phone line connections. This is similar to a plug-and-play system, but without any hardwired connections between individual nodes.

    The data exchange system is completely hidden within each modem, allowing for IndraNet self-management to effortlessly function within each network. This self-management function is the soul of the whole IndraNet network; it exists within each unit, yet it functions as a whole living information entity.

    Perhaps the god INDRA might be quite pleased with this whole concept of interconnectedness, especially ITMDI-Energy's vision of broadband wireless FraMe networking...

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  2. Great article about this new emerging technology, I think it sums it all up very well. Making our power grids decentralised and intelligent with radio cards like ITMDI-Energy technology can do is just brilliant. had some fantastic information

  3. You're welcome... and yes, is truly awesome! (It's what inspired me to create this whole blog in the first place...)

  4. Ten years ago, the IndraNet concept was in it's infancy... I found this write-up neatly archived on the web:


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