The TAP (Tigo Access Point) is Tigo's latest wireless antenna. It replaces the Gateway and has the same function. Like the Gateway, the TAP allows wireless communication between the Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA) and the TS4 optimizers.
Mesh is software that allows each TS4 to act as a repeater, extending the range of the TAP. The signal and data can hop from TS4 to TS4 along many different paths.
This allows much more flexibility in system design and layout. The TAP can be placed almost anywhere in or near the array, as long as the simple TAP Placement rules are followed. Obstructions are not a problem, since each TS4 doesn't need to communicate with the TAP directly.
You must have the following in order to use Mesh software:
- TS4 UHD-Core
- Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA)
- TAP or Gateway
See also the article Opening and Closing TAP.