Dear Tropos Friend:
Thank you for visiting our revised and updated Tropos website. It has been just over one year since the acquisition of Tropos Networks by ABB, and I wanted to give our various stakeholders and visitors to this website a brief update.
My expectations for the acquisition have been met and exceeded for how becoming a part of ABB would help secure our current clients as well as to attract new prospects into joining the global family of Tropos customers. And while no global integration effort is ever without surprises, I am very pleased with the progress made in the initial 12 months since the acquisition.
- All four of our largest installed customers are planning major extensions and upgrades to their installed Tropos mesh networks. Our theme of “One Network – Multiple Applications” is proven reality for these customers, who made an initial broadband wireless communication infrastructure decision and now want to get even more return on that investment. “Customers Trust Tropos” is not just a marketing slogan, but the actuality of deploying high-bandwidth wireless applications over our mesh networks. We value their trust and continue to pledge our efforts to always place our customers’ reliability, security, and availability first.
- Since the acquisition, we have added multiple new, global business partners who are choosing to integrate Tropos mesh technology within their current product lines. This makes the communication vendor selection and eventual deployment much more efficient for first-time customers. These partners are focused on exciting new areas such as wireless communications for distribution automation, municipal street-light operations/management, mobile computing, energy-production field operations, such as oil and gas, and other high-bandwidth applications.
- We are now aggressively expanding our trained Tropos field and channel organization globally to meet increasing market demand, and to provide more direct touch to our customers and business partners. While Tropos has always had networks installed in many countries across every continent, now that we are integrated within ABB, our global reach has never been closer to new customers and prospects. Over the next year, we plan to be able for every new Tropos prospect, as well as our current customers, to meet face-to-face with our employees on a more regular basis.
- Finally, we are continuing to add new customers to the Tropos family every month. We now have over 1,000 outdoor wireless networks featuring Tropos technology. These networks are deployed in 50 countries, and we have plans to double that number in that next few years.
Thank you again for your time and interest in Tropos and our redesigned website.
CEO, Tropos Networks