You can plan additional TBRs and TMEs as needed to close any gaps in Thread coverage.

Draw in additional TBR and TME locations in the floor plan. Make sure that 230 V power sockets and Ethernet connection are available.

The figure below shows TBRs and TMEs that are out of range, after the grid was adjusted. Obstacles can deteriorate signal quality to the point that communication between TBRs and TMEs is no longer reliable.

Add extra TBRs or TMEs to account for devices behind obstacles.

Floor plan with additional TBRs and TMEs


Planning grid

Possible position of TBR/TME


Obstacle area

TBR/TME out of range

Range of TBR/TME