CONCORD, CA – April 30, 2013 – LightRiver 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 Automation.
“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.”
“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 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
ABB (www.abb.com) 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.