ShotSpotter Partners with Tropos Networks to Improve Public Safety in Urban Communities

ShotSpotter to Use Tropos Metro-Scale Wi-Fi Networks to Deliver Gunshot Detection and Location Data to Police


In a partnership to better public safety, ShotSpotter is integrating its Gunshot Location(R) System (GLS) with Tropos(R) Networks Metro-Scale Wi-Fi Mesh solutions.

As a Tropos MetroMesh(TM) solution partner, the integration of the ShotSpotter GLS(R) system with Tropos' wireless technology will allow cities covered by Tropos Wi-Fi to easily and quickly deploy ShotSpotter GLS(R) technology.

"ShotSpotter systems have become just as important a tool to police departments as their computer-aided dispatch, in-vehicle mobile data, and video surveillance systems," said Gregg Rowland, Senior Vice President of ShotSpotter. "Since our GLS, along with these other systems, take advantage of wide-area broadband networks, partnering with premier wireless technology providers has become a focus for us."

"Public safety agencies in cities such as Oklahoma City, OK and Milpitas, CA rely on the Tropos MetroMesh network for a broad range of data communications and video surveillance services every day," said Steve Lowe, Vice President of Sales for Tropos Networks. "The integration of real-time gunshot data into the Tropos communications infrastructure provides additional critical information from which the police and other public safety officials will be able to enhance and improve community safety."

Currently used in 20 cities around the nation, the ShotSpotter GLS(R) provides real-time notification of gunshot events. Data collected from gunfire incidents include when and where the incident occurred, number of shots fired, the shooter's location, whether they are stationary or in motion, as well as audio evidence of the crime. The ShotSpotter GLS(R) will utilize Tropos(R) Networks Metro-Scale Wi-Fi Mesh solutions to securely transmit gunfire event data to city public safety officials.

The first integration of the respective technologies is in the process of installation by ShotSpotter's system integration partner NetMethods for the City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The project will include integration with the video surveillance technology.

About Tropos Networks, Inc.

Tropos(R) Networks is the market leader in delivering metro-scale wireless mesh network systems. The company's systems have been selected to unwire more major league cities than all competitors combined and are installed in 30 countries. The patented Tropos MetroMesh(TM) architecture delivers the ultimate scalability, high capacity at low cost and great user experience demanded by carriers, municipalities and network users. Tropos Networks' unique expertise includes high-performance mesh software development, mesh RF engineering, metro-scale network planning, deployment and optimization, and navigating the municipal approval process. Tropos Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit, call 408-331-6800 or write to

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About ShotSpotter, Inc. (

Located in Mountain View, CA, ShotSpotter, Inc. is the world's leading developer of gunshot detection and location systems and technology. Its flagship product currently protects the citizens of cities nationwide from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC using a small number of inexpensive and easy-to-deploy sensors to detect and locate gunfire across large urban areas. The company also offers products to law enforcement, homeland security, and military markets.

The company's patented technology has consistently produced arrests and weapons confiscations nationwide and has helped reduce gunfire and crime rates in cities that deploy it. In 2004, its products assisted the FBI and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in identifying the convicted Columbus, Ohio highway sniper.

ShotSpotter has been honored for its technological vision and leadership, receiving the Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate Award, having been nominated by Microsoft Chairman William H. Gates. Its technology was added to the Smithsonian Museum's permanent collection in honor of the company's achievements.

Source: ShotSpotter, Inc.