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[May 16, 2013]
LightRiver enters into agreement with ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems
May 16, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- LightRiver Technologies, Inc., a provider of multi-technology communications networks, entered into an agreement with ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems, a provider of power and automation technologies, 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 a network foundation to enable smarter grids, ensuring the reliability of modern power systems.
This partnership gives the utility community a suite of Substation Automation communications solutions, from a single source, for the design, engineering and commissioning of integrated, standards-based, switched and routed transport and AMI infrastructure that reaches from the core to the edge, whether on fiber or through wireless mesh, for backbone transport, video surveillance, or Distribution Automation, LightRiver said.
Glenn Johansen, president and CEO of LightRiver, said: "We are excited to be working with an industry leader like ABB Tropos. 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." "LightRiver's proven expertise with utility packet transport networks and applications adds immediate 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."
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