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2012 - Press Releases & Announcements

  • August 29, 2012 - Product Announcement

    ABB to Supply Broadband Wireless Network to KCP&L
    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced that Tropos Networks, a leading supplier of reliable wireless IP broadband networks for the smart grid which was recently acquired by ABB, will supply KCP&L with a wireless communication network with advanced distribution automation features for KCP&L’s SmartGrid Demonstration Program.

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  • August 7, 2012 - Press Release

    ABB Announces Tropos 1410-HAZ Wireless Bridge and Mesh Router
    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the Tropos 1410-HAZ wireless mesh router and wireless bridge. Designed to provide wireless communications for field automation applications, the Tropos 1410-HAZ is certified for use in Class I, Division 2 (US) and Class I, Zone 2 (US and Canada) hazardous locations. The certification allows the Tropos® 1410-HAZ to be deployed in locations such as the wellheads of oil and gas wells, oil and natural gas storage and processing facilities, refineries, chemical production facilities, waste water and water treatment plants, and pulp and paper plants.

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  • June 15, 2012 - Press Release 

    ABB Completes Tropos Acquisition
    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Tropos Networks Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company that develops and markets wireless technologies and products for distribution area communication networks.

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  • June 1, 2012 - Press Release 

    ABB to Acquire Tropos Networks
    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has agreed to acquire Tropos Networks Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company that develops and markets wireless technologies and products for distribution area communication networks. The acquisition will expand ABB’s communications systems offering for customers in the power, transportation, mining and public infrastructure sectors.
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  • May 22, 2012 - Press Release 

    PotashCorp-Aurora Deploys Tropos Wireless Communications Network at Aurora, North Carolina Phosphate Mine and Processing Plant
    Tropos® Networks today announced that PCS Phosphate Company, Inc. has deployed a Tropos wireless communications network at its Aurora, North Carolina (PotashCorp-Aurora) phosphate mine. The outdoor network transports telemetry data from instrumentation on mining and processing equipment such as shovels, draglines, conveyors and feeders. Real-time telemetry data monitoring enables PotashCorp-Aurora to minimize unscheduled maintenance and increase uptime at its round-the-clock, seven-day-a-week operation.


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  • May 17, 2012 - Press Release 

    Guam Power Authority Selects Tropos Networks for Wireless Smart Grid Communications
    Tropos Networks®, the leading provider of reliable wireless IP broadband networks for the smart grid, today announced that Guam Power Authority (GPA) has selected Tropos® as the network communications vendor for the utility’s smart grid rollout across the island of Guam. Tropos and GPA have begun implementing the Tropos GridCom® network to support GPA’s smart grid rollout in 2012.


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  • February 8, 2012 - Press Release 

    Tropos Networks and Information Transport Solutions Help Close the Digital Divide for Piedmont, Alabama Students
    Tropos Networks® and Information Transport Solutions, Inc. (ITS) today announced that they have been selected by the Piedmont City School District to build a wireless broadband communications network that will provide Piedmont K-12 students with wireless Internet connectivity. The wireless network, owned by ITS, will serve approximately 1,100 students, many of whom live in rural areas with no access to the Internet. The broadband connectivity is federally funded by an E-rate grant which is part of the FCC’s “Learning On-The-Go” wireless pilot program to increase students’ off-campus mobile Internet connections. The Piedmont City School District was one of 20 schools selected for the pilot project and the only one to utilize a wireless mesh network.

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  • February 2, 2012 - Press Release 

    Tropos Networks Named to Smart Grid News’ List of “12 Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2012”
    Tropos Networks® today announced that it has been voted to the list of “12 Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2012” by the readers of Smart Grid News. Over 7,000 votes were cast during the week-long voting period. Tropos was selected to a short list of 26 companies by the editorial staff of Smart Grid News and then voted by readers to the final list of 12. Tropos achieved this honor in 2011 as well. 


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  • January 18, 2012 - Press Release 

    New Tropos 1410 Cost-Effectively Delivers Secure Field Area Networks for Smart Grid and Other Industrial Applications
    Tropos Networks® today announced the Tropos® 1410 wireless mesh router and wireless bridge for field automation applications. The new product line extends advanced enterprise-class security to utility and industrial applications that monitor and control field automation devices. Furthermore, it provides communications for these applications for as little as half the cost of competitive proprietary, low-speed wireless networks per connected automation endpoint.

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  • January 5, 2012 - Press Release 

    Tropos Mesh OS Release 7.7 Brings Enterprise-Class Security to Field Area Networks for the Smart Grid and Other Large-Scale Industrial Applications
    Tropos® Networks, a leading provider of reliable private wireless IP broadband networks for the Smart Grid and other large-scale, outdoor industrial applications, today announced Tropos Mesh OS Release 7.7. This new release of Tropos’ embedded mesh operating system provides the industry’s first Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)-based solution to extend secure wireless Smart Grid communications through substations to distribution automation endpoints such as recloser, capacitor bank and voltage regulator controllers.

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