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Tropos Networks  Acquired by ABB (2012  amount undisclosed )

555 Del Ray Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Keith Krach (3Points CEO) Curtis F Feeny (Voyager Capital) Bill Gurley (Benchmark) David W Hanna (Hanna Ventures) Reed E Hundt (FCC)
Advisory board: Haseeb Budhani (Citrix Sr. Product Manager) Jodi Sherman Jahic (Voyager Capital Principal)
Former advisory board: Jack F Kemp (White House Cabinet member)

Business description: Tropos Networks delivers equipment that transforms Wi-Fi into a scalable, high-performance networking infrastructure. FHP's products enable Wi-Fi deployments that were previously difficult or impossible. The company's mission is to enable pervasive wireless broadband. Adding routing to wired networks enabled the interconnectivity that fueled the Internet boom. The next step is to add routing and intelligence to broadband wireless. FHP's patent-pending technology does just that, allowing Wi-Fi to reach escape velocity and fueling the wireless data explosion. The Tropos cellular Wi-Fi system is based on distributed intelligence. Each Wi-Fi cell, in addition to using Wi-Fi to communicate with standard 802.11 clients, passes data wirelessly back to a Wi-Fi cell gateway, attached to the wired network. The cells continuously monitor the quality of the wireless links and forward traffic in the best path to the wired gateway. In this way, the cells work together to optimize performance across the network. By optimizing for data transfer to the wired environment, the Tropos system automatically mirrors the prevalent application architecture, client/server.
Customers include: Avista eMotionScientific-Atlanta ;  Cheetah Wireless;  City of Daytona Beach ;  City of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria in Spain ;  City of Oceanside, CA ;  City of Pullman, Washington ;  City of Wolfsburg, Germany ;  Glendale WaterAndPower ;  Laguna Broadcasting Network ;  Las Vegas, New Mexico ;  NTT Communications ;  The North Miami Beach Police Department;  Town of Juno Beach, Florida ;  Verge Wireless Networks;  Village of Wellington, Florida
Partners include: Alvarion EarthLink Itron Nissho Electronics Scientific-Atlanta ;  MetroMesh ;  NetNearU ;  Sumitomo Densetsu;  WFI Ink Systems;  YOZAN

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Sep 2005   May 2004
Capital raised: 36.0M
Last Round: 3.0M
Ownership: Acquired by ABB (2012  amount undisclosed )
Corporate investors: Intel Capital

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Record updated: Jun 2012
Sector: Communications
Headcount: 51-75 as of Jun 2012
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Sep 2005   May 2004
Capital Raised: 36.0M
Last Round: 3.0M
Ownership: Acquired by ABB (2012  amount undisclosed )