FreeWave Technologies receives American Technology Award in Smart Grid and Smart Instrument category

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Boulder, Colorado, USA. June 14, 2012 – FreeWave Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, has been awarded the American Technology Award (ATA) for outstanding achievement in the Smart Grid and Smart Instrument category. The award is for the FGR2-PE wireless data radio.

Also known as the Termans, in honour of Frederick Emmons Terman, the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, the ATAs recognise products and services that have significantly advanced technology. Terman winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts and technology leaders.

FreeWave’s FGR2-PE wireless communications solution is said to be ideal for smart grid, electric power and renewable energy applications and is well suited for similar system control and data acquisition (SCADA) applications in other vertical markets such as oil and gas and water/waste water. The combination of two serial ports and two switched Ethernet ports is claimed to be future-proof, offering customers the ability to transition from serial to Ethernet data communication without having to replace their wireless communication hardware down the road. Moreover, users can operate both serial and Ethernet communication independently and simultaneously on the same platform. The deployment flexibility of the FGR2-PE solution also reduces the need for additional hardware.

“FreeWave is very appreciative to have one of its top-selling products for the Smart Grid honoured for this very special industry award,” said Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer of FreeWave Technologies. “We take great pride in ensuring every single one of our products is based on not only meeting a clear customer need, but, is thoroughly tested and put through the rigours of extreme temperature fluctuations before ever leaving our manufacturing floor. It is the reason why we have more than 800,000 radios working in the field today.”

“The quality of nominees for this year’s Termans is a clear indication of the vibrancy of the American technology industry and we are thrilled to be able to recognise FreeWave Technologies for its contribution to the industry and its outstanding achievement,” said Jennifer Kerber, president of the TechAmerica Foundation.

The Termans were presented at a gala dinner in Washington D.C. featuring keynote addresses from Juniper Networks’ CEO Kevin Johnson, who received the American Technology Awards Corporate Leadership Award and Richard Spires, the CIO at the Department of Homeland Security and the Government Technology Executive of the Year recipient.

Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies manufactures reliable, high performing, low power consumption, spread spectrum and licensed radios for mission-critical data transmission. Based in Boulder, Colorado, FreeWave designs and manufactures radios that are in use in oil and gas, utility, military and other industrial applications. Organisations that count on radio data communications for operational success – where failure and down-time are not an option – use FreeWave for custom network design, system engineering and customer support that are unparalleled in the market.

TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry.

The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as US competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organises conferences and seminars to explore issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings.

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