- August 23, 2013
August 23, 2013 - ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems announces the Tropos XA family of mobile and outdoor wireless mesh routers for extreme application environments. The Tropos XA family delivers robust, high-performance and scalable wireless connectivity for utility, rail, mining and seaport applications in extremely demanding environmental conditions. Tropos 7320-XA outdoor wireless mesh routers for extreme applications provide a reliable fixed broadband wireless communications platform for utility, rail, mining and seaport applications. These wireless mesh routers operate from -40°C to 70°C and can survive winds in excess of 200 mph. Tropos 7320-XA mesh routers are housed in castings made from Aluminum Association 360 alloy, formulated for use in marine environments. The castings are plated with SAE AMS-C-26074 high-phosphorus electroless nickel to provide exceptional resistance to salt fog corrosion. This combination of physical packaging characteristics makes the Tropos 7320-XA particularly well-suited for deployment in coastal areas where extreme temperature and humidity, salt fog, and high winds due to hurricanes or typhoons are commonplace. Tropos 4310-XA mobile mesh routers for extreme applications provide reliable data, video and voice connectivity for mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobile workforce automation applications. At vehicular speeds, they support reliable communications with a fixed Tropos infrastructure in places such as rail lines and mines where the mobile mesh routers may be subjected to extremes in temperature and humidity as wells as shock and vibration. Tropos 4310-XA mobile mesh routers conform to IP67, permitting them to be mounted on vehicle exteriors as well as interiors. They support a DC power input range of 11 to 55 VDC, allowing them to be powered by the electrical system of virtually any kind of vehicle, while their small, lightweight package is suitable for almost any physical mounting scenario. They employ Industrial Ethernet M-12 connectors, which are designed to withstand harsh industrial conditions including extreme shock and vibration, assuring very reliable connections. For their auxiliary port and power inputs, the XA family mobile mesh routers use industrial-type locking connectors, also designed to provide reliable operation in harsh industrial environments. Tropos 7320-XA wireless mesh routers feature one 2.4 GHz and one 5 GHz radio. The Tropos 4310-XA contains one 2.4 GHz radio.