Tropos Point-to-Point (PTP) and Point-to-Multipoint (PTMP) Radios seamlessly extend Tropos mesh networks. Supporting high-bandwidth point-to-point links or high-bandwidth point-to-multipoint wireless connectivity, Tropos PTP/PTMP Radios deliver high throughput, low latency, and robust line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) connectivity.
Optimized for fixed, private networks, Tropos PTP/PTMP Radios deliver high-bandwidth wireless communications to field assets. Tropos PTP/PTMP Radios can communicate directly with devices such as SCADA endpoints and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). They can also provide backhaul for Tropos mesh router clusters delivering broadband connectivity.
Network administration and performance monitoring for Tropos mesh routers and Tropos directional radio systems are provided by Tropos Control, the industry-leading management solution for wireless networks.
Tropos PTP/PTMP Radios offer a flexible solution, with radios that operate in the licensed 3.65 GHz and 4.9 GHz bands, or the unlicensed 5.4 and 5.8 GHz bands. The same hardware is used for both PTP and PTMP applications; functionality is determined by software. The radios are an all outdoor unit (ODU) design that simplifies installation by eliminating the environmental enclosure needed for an indoor unit (IDU). The radios are rated to IP67, ensuring survivability in the harshest weather conditions. Secure communications is delivered through AES-128 or -256 encryption and X.509 authentication. FIPS 140-2 certification is available as an option.
The PTP configuration is ideal for high-capacity backhaul and substation connectivity applications, delivering Ethernet data rates up to 100 Mbps. PTP connections of up to 31 miles can be established.
Point-to-multipoint wireless configurations can provide backhaul for Tropos mesh network clusters and extend high-bandwidth connectivity to field assets throughout sparse rural areas. The same hardware is used for both the base station and subscriber units with the functionality determined by software. PTMP networks are constructed around base stations. The PTMP base station can be built from a single radio with an omnidirectional antenna or in three-, four- and six-sector configurations. Each sector can support data rates of up to 54 Mbps.
Tropos PTP/PTMP Radios augment the capabilities of Tropos mesh routers. They meet the requirements of applications such as:
- Providing connectivity between Tropos mesh router gateways and the Tier 1 core IP (usually fiber) network
- Providing connectivity to field assets in areas where the device density is so low that installing a mesh network is not economically feasible