MiloNet™ 2.0: What is it?

MiloNet™ 2.0 was first made available as a Preview Feature in version 8.0.0 for the North America and Europe regions. With 9.0.0, MiloNet is a standard feature and does not need to be enabled separately. 

At the time of the v. 8.0.0 release, regulatory certification in the Australia / New Zealand region was in progress but still pending, which unfortunately delayed availability in that region until the version 9.0.0 release.

What is it? 

MiloNet 2.0 enables use of the sub-GHz radio band to deliver increased Milo range and greater reliability in most conditions, including among trees, when low above water, and among other obstructions such as rock ledges and hills. It also eliminates potential interference issues with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. 

MiloNet 2.0 is our next-generation mesh network powered by newly certified high-performance radio profiles, dynamic bitrates, and many other optimizations to deliver increased range and greater reliability in all Milo regions

How do I use it? 

MiloNet 2.0 is now a standard feature that’s always enabled in all regions. It is fully compatible with proximity-aware Duck-My-Neighbor which temporarily ducks (lowers) the volume of speech from others in your group when you get close enough to talk in person. The volume automatically increases to its set level as you move away from each other. This proximity-aware volume feature was previously named “Adaptive Volume” — we are renaming it “Duck-My-Neighbor” as this is more descriptive.

Known limitations

  • Everyone in the group must be on Milo Software 9.0.0 or higher
  • In the EU and UK, to be compliant with regulations, sub-GHz radio bands are available for group sizes up to 4. For groups of 5+, MiloNet will automatically switch to new, high-performance 2.4GHz radio profiles.