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Tropos smart grid communications products extend broadband wireless to the smart grid. In addition to supporting the 802.11 "WiFi" standard, Tropos also supports the 4.9 GHz spectrum. In addition to the Tropos smart grid product line, the Sunnyvale, CA-based company also provisions smart cities with city-wide wireless broadband. Tropos smart grid customers include Stillwater, Oklahoma and Naperville, Illinois.

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ABB stays in full acquisition mode with Tropos deal

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ABB will yet again add to its smart grid offerings and expand its market footprint with the announcement Friday that it will acquire broadband communications provider Tropos Networks. It's also another sign that the landscape for independent smart grid communications vendors has definitely changed.

The votes are in: Meet 12 smart grid companies we'll be watching this year

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Nearly 7,000 votes later and we have the results of our third annual Smart Grid Companies to Watch search. Did Smart Grid News readers get it right? Click to see the top 12 companies they believe will be doing big things in 2012.

7 new problem-solving smart grid technologies (and a free bonus tool)

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A tool from GE that spots grid stress sooner and two new security solutions from Tropos Networks are featured in today's installment of our Discovery Showcase series. Click for a look at seven new product releases from some leading smart grid vendors (and a couple you may not have heard of - yet anyway). And a special bonus: A free tool from EPRI that helps you evaluate electricity generation technologies.

Part 3: Meet 5 more Smart Grid Companies to Watch contenders

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Which companies have the potential to be the 2012 smart grid superstars? That's what our annual Smart Grid Companies to Watch search is all about. Click to see five more reader-nominated companies that made it through the first cut and into the voting round.

Tropos smart grid partnerships expand into Asia

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Tropos and Taiwan-based Billion Electric Co. will combine their technologies to offer Asian utilities a hybrid smart grid communications network designed to handle a multitude of applications. SGN's Jesse Berst sees the collaboration as solid strategy for Tropos. Click inside to find out why.

Discovery Showcase: 10 new smart grid technologies worth a look

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Keeping up with what’s new in the smart grid space is about as easy as following Charlie Sheen’s rambles. So we’ve done some of it for you. Click inside for snapshots of 10 new smart grid technologies we think you’ll be interested in.

Tropos opens new front in smart grid communications war

Tropos Networks has a new relationship with IT products and professional services company Four Points Technology that will give its wireless IP broadband networks an entry into federal markets, particularly the military.

Tropos says GridCom 2.0 promises seamless integration for multiple wireless technologies

Tropos Networks says its newly released GridCom 2.0 gives utilities the capability of integrating and managing an optimal mix of wireless technologies that will meet the varying communications requirements throughout their service areas.

Part 6: Your nominations are in – smart grid companies to watch in 2011

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We've arrived at the sixth and final installment highlighting reader nominations for the smart grid companies that should be on our radar this year. Click inside to see the latest nominations along with a few observations about them from Jesse Berst.

Smart grid companies to watch in 2011? We’re taking your nominations now

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It's time to dig out your crystal balls and predict next year's smart grid superstars. We want to hear about companies you think have the potential to rise about the noise and make things happen in the smart grid space next year. And for inspiration, we've got an update on the 10 companies SGN readers picked to watch in 2010.

Smart grid communications: Silicon Valley utility chooses RF Mesh with "headroom"

Silicon Valley Power will use Tropos Network's private wireless communications network, AMI systems and integration services for its SVP Meter Connect smart grid program.

Smart grid message delivered to UN climate change convention

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The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition took the smart grid message to the UN climate change convention in Cancun, Mexico, this week. The coalition's mission was to educate convention delegates on the critical role of the smart grid and demand response in achieving climate policy goals.

Glendale Water and Power’s path in building a smart grid

In this interview with Terry McDonald, smart grid project manager for Glendale Power and Water, he explains in some depth the utility's vision and the thinking that went into its technology choices. The interview appeared in Tropos' September newsletter.

Cisco, Cooper Power Systems, Tropos Networks, Grid Net, and U-SNAP Alliance Join Smart Grid Coalition

The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) today announced that five new members have joined its effort to educate and provide information to policymakers, utilities, consumers, and other stakeholders. The new members are Cisco, Cooper Power Systems, Tropos Networks, Grid Net, and U-SNAP Alliance.

Itron Tapped by Spain's Iberdrola for Ambitious Advanced Smart Metering Project

Itron has been selected to deliver an advanced metering system, including head-end and meter data management software and 100,000 smart meters, for the first phase of an ambitious Smart Grid project by Iberdrola, Spain's number one energy group. The initiative could grow to 10 million meters countrywide.

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