SOURCE: VeriWave

March 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Tropos Networks Leverages VeriWave's Wi-Fi Performance Analysis in Industry-Leading Metro-Scale Mesh Solutions

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- Tropos® Networks, the market leader in metro-scale wireless mesh network systems, is utilizing VeriWave's performance analysis systems to optimize their mesh network solutions. VeriWave's WaveTest™ 90 allows Tropos to simulate the complex traffic and environmental conditions needed to test solutions optimized for rigorous mesh networks: varying traffic volumes, weather conditions, client mobility, peak utilization times, security, and Quality of Service.

With the largest installed base of metro-scale wireless deployments by governments and service providers, Tropos' MetroMesh™ networks carry critical traffic from an extensive range of applications and Wi-Fi devices, including mobile Internet access, residential and SMB Internet access, video surveillance, voice and building management. Striving to continually set the industry milestones for performance and investment value, Tropos sought the most comprehensive, scalable and accurate performance analysis platform.

"Our networks typically carry traffic from police, fire and EMS agencies along with other mobile professionals, so reliability and user experience are paramount," says Roman Arutyunov, Director of RAS Architecture at Tropos. "Our networks are highly intelligent and designed to carrier-class standards to carry mission-critical applications under extreme outdoor conditions. The ability to generate actual client traffic using the VeriWave system, and test our system under real world conditions, is invaluable in delivering the highest performance and the resilience these applications demand."

Tropos has used VeriWave's WaveTest 90 traffic generator and test applications to optimize client roaming, voice support, security, and overall mesh network performance and scalability. According to Arutyunov, the WaveTest platform plays a key role in the development testing of new features as well as the next generation of Tropos' products.

"Testing under challenging conditions such as mesh backhaul impairments and network congestion helps ensure that new features will perform to our expectations in actual deployments," Arutyunov says. "With VeriWave, we are able to shorten test cycles while actually increasing test coverage, a huge advantage in terms of bringing better features to market faster. Prior to using WaveTest, half a day would be spent on test setup alone. With VeriWave, our engineers can set up and complete a test within minutes and with minimal effort."

Eran Karoly, VP Marketing at VeriWave, says Tropos' high standards benefit users as well as partners. "Tropos places as an extremely high premium on the quality of the user experience," Karoly says. "As a leader in metro wireless, their input has been invaluable to VeriWave as we extend our WLAN expertise to metro-scale mesh infrastructures and roll out our new test suites."

About Tropos

Tropos® Networks is the market leader in delivering metro-scale Wi-Fi mesh network systems. Our systems have been selected to unwire more major league cities than all competitors combined and are installed in 30 countries. The patented Tropos MetroMesh™ architecture delivers the ultimate scalability, high capacity at low cost and great user experience demanded by carriers, municipalities and network users. Our unique expertise includes high-performance mesh software development, mesh RF engineering, metro-scale network planning, deployment and optimization, and navigating the municipal approval process. Tropos Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit www.tropos.com, call 408-331-6800 or write to info@tropos.com.

Tropos and PWRP are registered trademarks of Tropos Networks, Inc. Tropos Networks, MetroMesh, AMCE, TMCX, SABRE, CMDP and Metro-Scale Mesh Networking Defined are trademarks of Tropos Networks, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s).

About VeriWave

VeriWave is the leading provider of test systems for performance analysis of wireless local area network (WLAN) products. VeriWave's products are used by equipment manufacturers to accurately analyze the performance of their products, as well as by carriers and enterprise users to make the right choice when selecting WLAN equipment for deployment in their networks. For more information about VeriWave, call (503) 473-8350, or go to www.veriwave.com

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