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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Glendale Water & Power Wins GridWeek’s Leadership Award

We congratulate Glendale Water & Power (GWP) for being honored by GridWeek for deploying one of the most comprehensive Smart Grid projects in the country. The Leadership Award will be formally presented to visionary, Glenn Steiger, General Manager of Glendale Water and Power on Wednesday, October 20, at a celebration hosted at GridWeek 2010 in Washington, D.C.

GWP’s Smart Grid deployment with the help of KEMA, who is providing project management and multi-vendor system integration services, includes multiple phases – from implementing an Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with 84,500 electric and 33,400 water meters from Itron, to demand response and power outage management, to ice energy thermal storage and Home Area Network (HAN) deployment, to distribution automation. It’s an ambitious undertaking! 

At the core of GWP’s communications network is GridCom™ – Tropos’ wireless network used as the utility’s private distribution area network (DAN) to deliver high-speed communications between the utility, utility applications and utility customers.

We’re proud to be working with GWP’s team and to have been selected as part of their smart grid vision.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Tropos -- After Ten Years Strong!

Tropos 10th Anniversary Celebration
 Tropos celebrates its ten year anniversary this month. While its journey has taken the company from delivering networks for municipal public safety agencies, to providing public Internet access networks for service providers, to multi-use networks for municipal services and utilities, one thing has remained constant – delighted customers. This is something that I think sets Tropos apart from many other vendors. Our team’s commitment to customer satisfaction is integral to the Tropos culture and I believe has been a key to our success both in the past and will continue to be going forward. At this time we have more than 800 customers around the world using our wireless networks for a wide range of Smart Grid and Smart City uses.

Tropos wireless network systems were developed from the ground up and are based upon industry standards. While standards provide customers advantages in terms of ease of integration with other products, investment protection, alone its not enough to build leading products. Tropos’ founders understood this and developed innovative patented technologies that make wireless networks more resilient, higher performance, easier to manage. Having 30 patents granted and another 30 in the queue is a significant accomplishment.

I am pleased to be a part of the Tropos team and believe there’s a bright future for us ahead.