ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems is the trusted choice for networking mission-critical, outdoor industrial applications. The business has more than 1,000 customers in over 50 countries around the world. These customers, in the utility, oil and gas, mining, industrial hub and smart city markets, use Tropos technology and products to create reliable, secure and scalable wireless IP broadband networks.
Industrial companies and government agencies are increasingly using wireless communications networks to monitor and control thousands of remote automation devices in the field and large outdoor facilities. These field automation networks support diverse applications including automated metering infrastructure and distribution automation for utilities; wellhead monitoring and logging for oil and gas; fleet management and mining management systems for mining; container tracking, verification and scheduling for industrial hubs; traffic signal management and video surveillance systems for smart cities; and SCADA and mobile workforce automation for a wide variety of vertical markets. Tropos networks provide the field-proven performance, availability, security and scalability these demanding applications require to deliver maximum benefit.
The patented Tropos mesh network architecture is fully distributed and controller-free. It is self-organizing, enabling easy deployment of new networks and easy expansion of existing ones. The Tropos network architecture is also self-healing, ensuring the highest levels of network reliability and availability. Its distributed intelligence dynamically selects the optimal end-to-end paths through the network for maximum performance. A single Tropos network infrastructure can be leveraged for multiple applications and user communities with different performance, security and QoS requirements.
Tropos’ intellectual property is protected by more than 50 hardware and software patents. ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems holds key patents in technologies such as wireless mesh routing, radio resource management, mobility, network management and optimization, and endpoint connection reliability.
Founded as Tropos Networks in 2000 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Tropos became part of ABB via an acquisition in June 2012. To learn more, visit troposblog.tropos.com and follow us at twitter.com/troposnetworks.