Broadband Internet is available in the village (point 1) but is not available at a farmhouse (point 4). A vinefi segment is built using 4 nodes:
- node 1 is installed on a rooftop; it is powered from a "wall wart" and is connected to Broadband Internet using an ethernet cable
- battery operated node 2 and node 3 are deployed on the field, e.g. on fences, tree branches or roofs
- node 4 is deployed at the target farmhouse and is configured to act as an Access Point
An operator charges 2 battery packs every night and replaces the exhausted battery pack in node 2 and 3. Since vinefi features two battery bays, this can be done without interrupting the service.