On the first day with its new name, Tropos gets New York Times coverage: FHP Wireless changed its name to Tropos and relaunched its product line, focusing on a small deployment in Half Moon Bay, California, that piqued the Times's interest. Also, the CEO of Tropos is the son of the Hanna in Hanna-Barbera, the folks who brought us the Jetsons, the Flintstones, and other animated translations of The Honeymooners.
Tropos's products product mesh networking combined with local 802.11b access points in a single box. They can use a separate radio for mesh communication with like units. Edge units bring in backhaul outside the mesh network. Adding units increases density without reconfiguration.