|[April 30, 2013]
LightRiver Teams With ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems
CONCORD, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
LightRiver (News - Alert) Technologies, Inc., announced today an agreement with ABB
Tropos Wireless Communication Systems to offer Tropos IP wireless mesh
solutions to the utility market. As an Elite Reseller of Tropos Utility
Networking Solutions, LightRiver will, with ABB, provide an even more
focused network foundation to enable smarter grids, ensuring the
reliability of modern power systems.
Both LightRiver and ABB Tropos are known for delivering 99.999%+
available, utility-hardened, resilient grid modernization network
solutions that adhere to the dozens of key industry standards required
to support this critical infrastructure. This partnership gives the
utility community a comprehensive suite of Substation Automation
communications solutions, from a single source, for the design,
engineering and commissioning of fully integrated, standards-based,
switched and routed transport and AMI infrastructure that seamlessly
reaches from the core to the edge, whether on fiber or through wireless
mesh, for backbone transport, video surveillance, or Distribution
"LightRiver's proven expertise with utility packet transport networks
and applications addsimmediate value to solutions incorporating Tropos
wireless mesh routers, directional radio systems, 4.9 GHz radios and
network management tools," said ABB Tropos Global Marketing Director,
Bert Williams. "LightRiver is the perfect selection of a partner to help
ABB Tropos solutions reach back to the core transport network."
"We are excited to be working with an industry leader like ABB Tropos,"
said Glenn Johansen, President and CEO of LightRiver. "Integrating the
Tropos wireless communications system into our utility offerings helps
us deliver a more robust end to end packet optical transport solution,
without sacrificing our commitment to the technology, standards and
unique cultural needs of these customers."
About LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
LightRiver Technologies designs, engineers and commissions next
generation solutions for mission-critical clients that require the
highest capacity, reliability and resiliency that today's communications
technology can deliver. An integrator of multi-vendor transport
networks, LightRiver is an expert in Packet Optical Transport, MPLS,
Carrier Ethernet, DWDM, ROADM (News - Alert) and Wireless Mesh, as well as Multiservice
SONET and Microwave Radio. LightRiver delivers unique value with turnkey
solutions, carrier-grade quality and unparalleled customer care. For
more information, please visit www.lightriver.com.
About ABB Tropos
is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and
industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental
impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and
employs about 147,000 people. The company's North American operations,
headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ about 27,000 people in
multiple manufacturing, service and other major facilities.
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