Tropos Networks, Inc. (Tropos) is engaged in providing outdoor wireless broadband mesh network solutions that helps in building green, safer and smarter communities. The company was formerly known as FHP Wireless, Inc. Its products include Routers, Tropos Mesh OS, Network Management and Tropos System Architecture. Its solutions include the smart grid, a component of transforming electric grid that enables end-to-end management, control and monitoring of power from creation to the point at which it is used. The company also provides municipal utilities with networked utility meters with better resource management, monitoring and energy conservation. Its intelligent traffic solutions collect information at signals and correlate the real-time data. Tropos has more than 750 customers in 30 countries around the world.
Tropos has developed an IP mesh solution, that could bring value to electric utilities in the development of the Smart Grid. The company has developed a high bandwidth mesh architectural solution called GridCom to meet the needs of utilities. GridCom is Tropos` network architecture for Smart Grids that enables power companies to build a single wide area network that aggregates communications for all applications and systems. It easily scales to handle multiple applications over a reliable, secure wireless broadband network.GridCom enables utilities to deploy one network for multiple Smart Grid applications.