April 18, 2014 12:41 PM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of Tropos Networks Inc.

Company Overview

Tropos Networks Inc. provides private wireless Internet protocol broadband network solutions for electric utilities to build and control Smart Grids. It offers dual radio, distribution automation, mobile, and indoor mesh routers; and directional radio systems, such as point-to-point/point-to-multipoint radios and WiMAX radios. The company also provides 4.9 GHz products, such as 4.9 GHz mesh and mobile routers; network management and drive test tools; and GridCom 2.0, a wireless distribution area network architecture for Smart Grid communications based upon open industry standards. In addition, it offers network planning, design, project management, deployment, training, integration, technica...

555 Del Rey Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Tropos Networks Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Tropos Networks Inc. Key Developments

Globe Telecom to Launch Tropo's Voice API in Philippines

Globe Telecom will be launching Tropo's voice API in the Philippines in March. The new API will allow both Globe Telecom's internal service creation teams and the Globe Labs Developer community to create new services. Tropo's scalable and flexible communications API provides developers with a range of capabilities such as call control, call management, text to speech, speech recognition, messaging, and recording.

PotashCorp-Aurora Deploys Tropos Wireless Communications Network at Aurora, North Carolina Phosphate Mine and Processing Plant

Tropos Networks Inc. announced that PCS Phosphate Company Inc. has deployed a Tropos wireless communications network at its Aurora, North Carolina (PotashCorp-Aurora) phosphate mine. The outdoor network transports telemetry data from instrumentation on mining and processing equipment such as shovels, draglines, conveyors and feeders. Real-time telemetry data monitoring enables PotashCorp-Aurora to minimize unscheduled maintenance and increase uptime at its round-the-clock, seven-day-a-week operation. PotashCorp-Aurora mines and processes phosphate ore. The facility is the world's vertically integrated fertilizer enterprise. It is a supplier to the agriculture, animal nutrition, and industrial chemical markets. The plant site sits adjacent to the Pamlico River and began operating in 1964. It employs approximately 1,000 permanent and up to 550 contract workers. The Tropos network employs fixed mesh routers deployed around the mine's perimeter as well as mobile mesh routers mounted on mining equipment. It transports data collected by sensors on the mining equipment to the facility's operations center where the information is monitored and analyzed. By ensuring that equipment is operating within specified parameters and predictively determining the need for maintenance, PotashCorp-Aurora avoids unscheduled maintenance and costly downtime. In addition to equipment telemetry data, the network is used to communicate manufacturing process data and to support use of IP phones.

Guam Power Authority Selects Tropos Networks Inc. for Wireless Smart Grid Communications

Tropos Networks Inc. announced that Guam Power Authority has selected Tropos(R) as the network communications vendor for the utility's smart grid rollout across the island of Guam. Tropos and GPA have begun implementing the Tropos GridCom(R) network to support GPA's smart grid rollout in 2012. As part of GPA's overall smart grid project, the utility is implementing a reliable, multi-application Tropos GridCom network that meets their existing needs and future requirements as they move to a comprehensive smart grid deployment. GPA will use their Tropos GridCom network to backhaul smart meter data, automate switches and reclosers in their distribution system, provide connectivity for communicating faulted circuit indicators and deliver critical data to field workers. GPA selected the Tropos GridCom wireless communication system to achieve maximum benefit from its investment in AMI and other smart grid technologies. GPA's GridCom network will transfer data between smart meter data collectors and intelligent distribution automation devices in the field and smart grid application software located in GPA's corporate data center and its system control center.

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