August 23, 2013 - ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems, in conjunction with our announcement of the Tropos XA product family, also announces that the Tropos XA family of mobile and outdoor wireless mesh routers for extreme application environments is available in versions that employ 4.9 GHz radios. The 4.9 GHz equipped members of the Tropos XA family deliver robust, high-performance and scalable wireless connectivity for critical infrastructure and public safety applications in extremely demanding environmental conditions.
Tropos 7329-XA outdoor wireless mesh routers and Tropos 4319-XA mobile mesh routers provide the features and benefits of the newly announced Tropos 7320-XA and Tropos 4310-XA, respectively. However, Tropos 7329-XA outdoor mesh routers feature one 2.4 GHz and one 4.9 GHz radio, while Tropos 4310-XA mobile mesh routers contain one 4.9 GHz radio. In the United States, the 4.9 GHz spectrum is allocated for licensed use by public safety agencies and certain critical infrastructure operators.
“Supporting 4.9 GHz radios in the newly announced Tropos XA product family reinforces ABB’s commitment to the public safety and critical infrastructure markets,” said Mike Bailey, senior vice president of engineering and operations for ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems. “Tropos 7329-XA outdoor wireless mesh routers and Tropos 4319-XA mobile mesh routers enable public safety agencies and qualified critical infrastructure providers, which may include certain utilities and public transportation agencies, to enjoy the benefits of 4.9 GHz band operation and hardened packaging designed to deliver reliable performance in the most extreme application environments.”