Global site

ABB's website uses cookies. By staying here you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more

The Broadband Starting Five

ABB Wireless offers a full suite of broadband wireless mesh networking products that are complementary and designed to deliver specific features and functionality to create a comprehensive end-to-end communications infrastructure.  To understand how to select these products we’ve created the Broadband Starting Five, which is comprised of the most popular ones.


The Basics

Before delving into the details about each wireless broadband product, it's helpful to take a step back and understand the general categories each product fits into based upon their attributes and role in the network:

Core Routers

Core routers form the core of the broadband mesh network and are designed to carry the most network traffic, especially core routers that are configured as gateways.

Edge Nodes

Edge nodes are deployed at the logical edge of the network, which may or may not also be the physical or geographical edge. Their main purpose is to attach wireless and wired clients to the broadband wireless mesh network.

Client Nodes

Client nodes are used to cost-effectively connect large numbers of wired IIoT clients to broadband wireless mesh networks and have limited software capability when compared to core routers and edge nodes.

The table below highlights the unique characteristics and benefits of products in each general category.


Position Characteristics Benefits
Core Router
  • Dual-radio
  • Can operate as a gateway (attached to a wired backhaul link to an intranet or the Internet) or a node (all backhaul links are wireless)
  • Upstream and downstream routing
  • Can connect both wireless and wired clients
  • Best reliability and performance
Edge Node
  • Single radio
  • Can operate as an edge-node only
  • Upstream and downstream routing
  • Can connect both wireless and wired clients
  • Lower price than core routers
  • More functionality than client nodes
Client Node
  • Single radio
  • Can operate as a node only
  • Upstream routing only
  • Can connect wired clients only
  • More software functionality than standard bridge
  • Lowest price, most economical for connecting large numbers of wired IIoT clients
  • Easier device and network configuration, better management than standard bridge

The Broadband Starting Five

The ABB Wireless broadband starting five products are:

TropOS 6420 core mesh routers
 
TropOS 2410 edge node
 
MicrOS 410 client nodes MicrOS 411 client nodes
 

For more information regarding the overall operation of broadband mesh networks from ABB Wireless, please read the white paper TropOS Mesh OS: Foundation of the ABB Wireless Broadband Mesh Network Architecture.

Are you looking for support or purchase information?

Contact Us


Get to know more

Related offering

Contact information

What would you like to do?

Submit your inquiry

Please select country from the list below
Country / region
Location
For this country please use ABB's partner contact details
Name
Company
E-Mail
Phone
Zip code
Your message
Cancel

Thank you for your inquiry and interest in ABB.
We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Back

An error occurred and your inquiry could not be sent.
Please try again later or go to https://new.abb.com/contact-centers

Back

Your local ABB Sales Team

Your local ABB's partner contact

Your local ABB Sales Team

Your local ABB's partner contact

Name
Address
 
Phone
 
Fax
 
E-Mail
 
 

Please select country from the list

Close

Submit your inquiry

Please select country from the list below
Country / region
Location
For this country please use ABB's partner contact details
Name
Company
E-Mail
Phone
Zip code
Your message
Cancel

Thank you for your inquiry and interest in ABB.
We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Back

An error occurred and your inquiry could not be sent.
Please try again later or go to https://new.abb.com/contact-centers

Back

Your local ABB Service Team

Your local ABB's partner contact

Your local ABB Service Team

Your local ABB's partner contact

Name
Address
 
Phone
 
Fax
 
E-Mail
 
 

Please select country from the list

Close

Submit your inquiry

Please select country from the list below
Country / region
Location
For this country please use ABB's partner contact details
Name
Company
E-Mail
Phone
Zip code
Your message
Cancel

Thank you for your inquiry and interest in ABB.
We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Back

An error occurred and your inquiry could not be sent.
Please try again later or go to https://new.abb.com/contact-centers

Back

Your local ABB Emergency Team

Your local ABB's partner contact

Your local ABB Emergency Team

Your local ABB's partner contact

Name
Address
 
Phone
 
Fax
 
E-Mail
 
 

Please select country from the list

Close

Authorized Value Providers

Close
Contact Service unavailable