Hitachi ABB Power Grids Expands Tropos Portfolio for Industrial Communications

Switzerland-headquartered Hitachi ABB Power Grids has introduced its next generation wireless communication solution Tropos TRO600 portfolio.

Further, the company will introduce a hybrid wireless architecture, seamlessly integrating 2G, 3G and 4G LTE communication technologies, self-healing broadband mesh and select sub-GHz technologies from its eco-system partners into a single device.

Also, the new TRO600 series builds on the Tropos foundation of high availability, proven reliability, IP standards-based security, high throughput and low latency products.

Moreover, this solutions is expected to future-proof mission critical operations in industrial and utility environments.

Commenting on the development, Massimo Danieli, Managing Director, Grid Automation business unit, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, said that “expanding applications require our customers to change the way they operate their communication networks. With Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ new wireless portfolio, we are introducing a comprehensive hybrid network that addresses unique operating challenges of disparate, purpose-built communication networks.”

“TRO600 is backward compatible for legacy investment protection and is future-proof for many years to come. Edge-compute capability will enable our customers’ digital transformation journey to an increasing number of Industrial IoT applications,” Danieli added.

The company also claimed that the new TRO600 portfolio of wireless products offer the optimal combination of technologies to meet multiple use cases in mining, oil and gas, utilities and smart cities, and are configured to the customers’ specification.

It further added that the hybrid approach unifies communications to all devices, ensuring fast, secure, and reliable connectivity for each operational need. 

Besides, this solution also provides a combination of interoperable technologies on a single communication network, enabling applications for edge devices, mobile devices and field networks. 

Hitachi ABB Power Grids wireless solutions share Supros, a unified network management platform, enabling simpler and more efficient network deployment and operation. The Supros network management system, with powerful visualization tools, manages all the radios in the Tropos network from a single console.
Meanwhile, this powerful hybrid combination will be fully factory integrated for increased reliability, ease of deployment and reduced total cost of ownership.

Smart Grid / T&D | News published on 16/09/2020 by Manu Tayal

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