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MESH ROUTERS

7320 MetroMesh router

Tropos 1410 Wireless Mesh Routers and Wireless Bridges   
Compact, easy to install devices used to build field area communication networks for automation applications. Integrated firewalls and VPNs plus DNP3 over serial and Ethernet support provide enterprise-class security and future-proof operation to legacy automation devices installed in the field.

7320 MetroMesh router

Tropos 7320 Mesh Router
The highest performance, full-size dual radio router with support for 802.11a/b/g/n. Architected for maximum flexibility, configurability, and resiliency including: PoE, user-selectable antennas, and battery backup. Typically used as a gateway or to power 3rd party devices such as metering collectors and video cameras.
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6320/6310 MetroMesh Router

Tropos 6320/6310 Mesh Router
A small, lightweight high-performance router with integrated antennas in single or dual radio configurations and support for 802.11a/b/g/n. Typically used as a mesh node.

Tropos 1310 Distribution Automation Mesh Router

Tropos 1310 Distribution Automation Mesh Router
Economical high performance router for connecting a wide range of smart grid distribution automation devices to a Tropos mesh network, reducing operational cost and network management complexity. Supports DNP3 protocol over serial and Ethernet ports.

4310 Mobile Mesh Router

Tropos 4310 Mobile Mesh Router
A single-radio router which uses 802.11b/g to create a mobile infrastructure to extend a Tropos fixed wireless mesh network and expand client coverage area. Its integrated Ethernet port can be used to directly connect a client device(s).

3320/3310 Indoor Mesh Router

Tropos 3320/3310 Indoor Mesh Router
A small, lightweight router for seamlessly extending an outdoor Tropos mesh network indoors.  It supports 802.11g/n and is available in single or dual radio configurations.

  • Mesh Wireless Systems
  • Mesh Networking Radios
  • Mesh Video Surveillance
  • Wireless Distributor
  • Tropos Mesh Router
  • Outdoor Wireless Network
  • Wired & Wireless Networks
  • Broadband Wireless
Any qualified Tropos reseller and distributor will tell you that before you buy Tropos Networks equipment you must have a project plan for your metro-area Wi-Fi mesh network that includes specific details regarding user capacity, user density, and the intended service level that the outdoor Wi-Fi system will be expected to provide. Will you be using the outdoor mesh network for wireless Voice-over-IP? Will you be streaming video over the metro-area outdoor Wi-Fi network? Will the Tropos MetroMesh network simply be used for simple web browsing and email?

A certified value-added Tropos reseller can help you specify the right Tropos MetroMesh outdoor Wi-Fi mesh router equipment. Connect802 can help you with the RF engineering components and can help you compare and contrast features and capabilities.

Tropos sales and service can be augmented by the Tropos design and consulting services provided by Connect802.

Creating a Wi-Fi HotZone for Client Connectivity

  • Residential and small business broadband Internet access – metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh networks offer the lowest capital and operating costs and fastest set-ups of any alternative for true broadband (> 1 Mbps, symmetrical) service to the home or small business.
  • Mobile broadband data access – whether consumers enjoying an afternoon at the park, enterprise field employees or police officers on the beat, metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh networks allow people to take their offices on the road, with wireline quality data connections anywhere in the field.
  • Telemetry – metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh networks provide fast and economical connectivity to monitor a wide array of Wi-Fi enabled devices including parking meters, gas, water and electric utility meters and sensors that detect intruders and biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
  • Voice – Wi-Fi-enabled phones, whether hybrid Wi-Fi/cellular phones, Wi-Fi phones for conventional VoIP or Wi-Fi phones for new alternatives such as IP soft phones, are becoming increasingly common. Metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh networks are the perfect way for users to connect anywhere in the Wi-Fi coverage area with the low cost and simplicity of voice-over-IP.

The Tropos Single-Radio Backhaul Solution

There's plenty of debate in the industry about the best way to deploy metromesh systems. Most firms are moving towards a multi-radio system, with some transmitters handling the connections between nodes and others providing the wireless link to connect the user to the Internet. Tropos has steadfastly stuck to its claim that a single radio that handles backhaul and front-end connectivity is technically viable, and also cheaper for cost-conscious municipal deployments of metromesh technology. Their first two-radio router doesn’t solve the problem of backhaul, and will still require an capacity injection connection to equipment like that from Alvarion or Motorola, which Tropos points out is typically substantially less expensive than a mesh node.

Call Connect802 to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a single-radio versus a dual- or multi-radio backhaul system. Our experienced engineering staff will be happy to get on the phone with you and provide you with a solid technical perspective.

Tropos MetroMesh OS

Every Tropos MetroMesh router runs on the high performance MetroMesh OS. With 61 patents issued or pending, Tropos™ MetroMesh™ OS provides the industry's most sophisticated mesh routing intelligence. Designed from the ground up to optimize throughput in a dynamic outdoor Wi-Fi mesh environment, the MetroMesh OS, creates a self-organizing and self-healing wireless mesh, and intelligently selects the optimum path to the Internet. The MetroMesh OS, including the Predictive Wireless Routing Protocol (PWRP®), the Spectrum and Application Based Routing Engine (SABRE™), the Adaptive Mesh Connectivity Engine (AMCE™) and Mesh Edge Service Management (MESM™), is the industry's most scalable mesh routing algorithm.

Tropos MetroMesh Routers

Tropos’ MetroMesh routers combine the industry's most sophisticated mesh networking intelligence with purpose-built hardware platforms. Each MetroMesh router includes one or more open-standards-based wireless radio and all of the robust features of the Tropos MetroMesh OS. Ruggedized and weatherized for extreme weather; Tropos routers are truly carrier-class.

 

Tropos 5320 Outdoor MetroMesh Router

The Tropos 5320 MetroMesh router has dual-radios and uses both 802.11a and 802.11b/g to form the mesh links as well as providing client coverage and connectivity. The 5320 provides capacity and fault tolerance over the 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz bands. Designed to be mounted on external structures such as buildings or lampposts in less than 15 minutes by a trade-level worker with one tool.

 

Tropos 9532 Outdoor Public Safety MetroMesh Router

The Tropos 9532 MetroMesh router is a dual-radio mesh router which uses both 4.9GHz and 802.11b/g to form the mesh links as well as providing client coverage and connectivity; it reserves the 4.9GHz band for public safety use, while optionally allowing the use of 2.4GHz spectrum to provide fault tolerance and enhance network capacity.

 

Tropos 5210 Outdoor MetroMesh Router

The Tropos 5210 MetroMesh router is a single-radio mesh router which uses 802.11b/g to form the mesh links as well as providing client coverage and connectivity. Designed to be mounted on external structures such as buildings or lampposts in less than 15 minutes by a trade-level worker with one tool.

 

Tropos 4210 Mobile MetroMesh Router

Tropos 4210 MetroMesh router is a single-radio mesh router which uses 802.11b/g to create a mobile infrastructure to extend the Tropos fixed wireless mesh network and expand the Wi-Fi coverage area. The 4210 offers wireless access to Wi-Fi equipped client devices in its proximity and extends the mesh by providing wireless uplinks to other Tropos MetroMesh routers.

 

Tropos 9422 Mobile Public Safety MetroMesh Router

Tropos 9422 MetroMesh routers create a mobile infrastructure to extend the Tropos fixed wireless public safety network and expand the Wi-Fi coverage area. The 9422 utilizes its dual-radio 4.9GHz and 802.11b/g capabilities to ensure fault tolerance and enhance network capacity.

 

Tropos 3210 Indoor MetroMesh Router

The Tropos 3210 MetroMesh router, utilizing the embedded PWRP, creates a self-organizing and self-healing wireless mesh, and intelligently selects the optimum data path to the wired network. Each 3210 indoor provides wireless connectivity to standard 802.11b/g clients and seamlessly meshes with Tropos outdoor MetroMesh routers to extend the coverage area of the Wi-Fi network.

 

Tropos Control Network Management System

Tropos Control and Tropos Insight are powerful analysis and control tools, allowing network operators to perform a range of critical functions, including over the air configuration and updates of Tropos MetroMesh routers, whole network performance monitoring and statistical capture, data mining and trend analysis and client connectivity monitoring. Tropos Control and Tropos Insight are powerful analysis and control tools, allowing network operators and service providers to perform all management functions critical to planning, operating and maintaining a successful and profitable MetroMesh network.

 

Tropos Drive Network Testing Tool

Tropos Drive helps network designers and engineers assess the level of coverage in a Tropos wireless network. To enable coverage optimization independent of mesh performance, Tropos Drive enables you to perform single-hop throughput tests from a mobile apparatus to the closest Tropos router in the mesh. The effective transmit power and sensitivity of the Drive apparatus are adjusted so that results are comparable to those of a target client device.

Harnessing the power of metro-scale networks requires specialized management that only Tropos Control™, Tropos Insight and Tropos Drive and their robust network monitoring and management features can deliver.

 

Applications Overview for Outdoor Wi-Fi Wireless Mesh Router Systems

  • Mobile Public Safety - Providing public safety workers in the field with timely access to the information they need is reducing crime and saving lives
  • Video Surveillance - A cost-effective alternative to adding additional people to increase security coverage, cameras are extending the visual reach of police, fire, lifeguards and park rangers
  • Utility Meter Reading- Centrally connected utility meters are improving customer satisfaction and encouraging conservation while lowering operational costs
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) - Real-time traffic analytics and control is minimizing congestion and improving safety on crowded roadways as well as reducing emissions
  • Municipal Modernization and Mobility - Extending office IT resources to the field is improving worker efficiency, lowering costs, and raising citizen satisfaction
  • Automated Parking Meters - Variable parking rates, and flexible payment options, are improving main street business.
  • Industrial - Often operating in hostile conditions, industrial site networks are used for a range of activities that improve business operational efficiencies, reduce operating cost, and increase worker and site safety
  • Public Access - Citywide, campus-wide, and hot zone Wi-Fi networks increase quality of life, educational opportunities, and economic development

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Targeted Discussion and Specifications For The Tropos Networks MetroMesh Outdoor Wi-Fi Mesh Router System

You'll find numerous Web references and reviews of the Tropos Networks MetroMesh system. Below are some targeted discussions to provide you with additional perspective on how a Tropos solution has been used by others.