Wi-Fi networking vendor Tropos Networks announced a partnership with IT company Four Points Technology to target the federal market.
In particular, the vendor noted that U.S. military bases are in need of mobile applications such as smart grid, public safety, video security and Internet access. Tropos already targets the smart grid, public-safety and municipal markets. Four Points Technology will offer Tropos' full suite of FIPS 140-2 certified Wi-Fi networking products and services under the company's NASA SEWP contract, which enables federal government agencies to purchase equipment at significant discounts.
"Our technology is very well suited for a myriad of government applications where strong security and high performance wireless communications is required," Tom Van Denover, Tropos' senior vice president of worldwide sales, said in a press release. "Having a strategic partner like Four Points Technology will help us provide a reliable and economical network foundation for military bases that has the performance, security and scalability required."
Daryl Schoolar, analyst with Current Analysis, noted that Tropos' "success in selling solutions for use on U.S. military bases will give the vendor strong market credibility that can spill over into other market verticals and with mobile operators for Wi-Fi offload."
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