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Tropos Networks’ GridCom wins 2009 SmartGrid.TMCnet.com Product of the Year Award

Wireless Broadband Mesh Network architecture honored for outstanding innovation

February 11, 2010 - Tropos Networks, the market leader in IP broadband mesh networks, today announced that its GridCom architecture has received a 2009 SmartGrid.TMCnet.com Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) and Intelligent Communications Partners.

Tropos' GridCom is a wireless broadband distribution area network solution for Smart Grid communications utilizing open-standard radios and Internet Protocol (IP) communications. Smart Grids require broadband networks to build a solid foundation upon which multiple demanding smart grid applications such as distribution automation, substation security, and demand response can be deployed.

“SmartGrid.TMCnet.com is pleased to grant a 2009 Product of the Year Award to Tropos Networks for their GridCom solution. Tropos has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “We’re proud to honor their accomplishments in the advancement of Smart Grid technologies.”

As a standards-based architecture, GridCom seamlessly extends a utility’s existing enterprise network and systems to flexibly and securely provide coverage across large geographical areas. Alternative technologies for aggregating distribution area communications do not provide the low latency (milliseconds) and multi-megabit bandwidth capacity required by many demanding mission critical smart grid applications.

“We’re very pleased to be recognized by SmartGrid.TMCnet.com for our GridCom solution,” said Denise Barton, director of marketing for Tropos Networks. “GridCom is based upon field-proven technology that has been deployed by approximately 20 utilities to date with more pilot projects underway.”


About TMCnet’s Smart Grid Portal
The Smart Grid portal on TMCnet serves as a resource for the rapidly developing technologies that enable and harness Smart Grids, with particular emphasis on applications, products and software for improving residential, business, institutional and facilities’ power consumption.

TMCnet’s Smart Grid Web portal offers free resources for anyone interested in researching, purchasing and applying Smart Grid technologies. It includes Smart Grid industry news and expert analysis by Jon Arnold and Shidan Gouran of Intelligent Communications Partners. Additionally this portal encompasses Global Online Communities and Channels, blogs, feature articles, videos and more. Visitors can be regularly updated on what is happening across a spectrum of organizations involved in hardware, wireless communications for video, phone and data and other niches in the Smart Grid market. 

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