S-A, Tropos ‘Mesh’ on Wi-Fi


Scientific-Atlanta Inc. said Wednesday that it will add Tropos Networks Inc.’s “MetroMesh” Wi-Fi products to its hybrid fiber-coaxial solutions.

The two vendors will collaborate on both strand-mounting, coaxial-powering options and fiber converters for Tropos’ “5210 MetroMesh” routers, enabling cable operators able to integrate MetroMesh functionality into HFC systems and offer their customers broadband mobility.

“Our fully integrated wireless solution can help cable operators to offer citywide Wi-Fi connectivity to support high-speed-data and multimedia applications such as music, video, gaming and, soon, mobile VoIP [voice over Internet protocol]," S-A director of wireless networking Bob Scott said in a prepared statement.