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FreeWave Showcases Wireless M2M Industrial Networking Solutions at Pennsylvania Event

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FreeWave Showcases Wireless M2M Industrial Networking Solutions at Pennsylvania Event


November 08, 2012

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

FreeWave Technologies recently showcased its renowned wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) industrial networking solutions at the annual Rockwell Automation (News - Alert) Fair. The company's wireless M2M industrial networking solutions have been designed to reinforce the capabilities of Rockwell Automation Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). 

At the event, FreeWave also hosted a contest for attendees in which they were provided with multiple chances for winning a 750GB external hard drive.

FreeWave Technologies comprises experts in manufacturing reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission. In a statement, Curt Goldman, utility market manager at FreeWave Technologies, said that, "Being a Rockwell Automation Encompass Product Partner is a critical component of FreeWave's go-to-market strategy as wireless M2M communication solutions are at the forefront of industrial networking and process optimization. Automation technologies are invaluable for various industrial markets that are looking to improve operational effectiveness and cost savings."

FreeWave displayed a number of compatible Rockwell Automation solutions, which included its industrial grade, high-speed Ethernet HTPlus radio, its FGR2 suite of solutions, as well as its wireless IO Expansion Module. Each of the showcased products have been designed to allow easy integration with the Rockwell Automation family of PLC solutions in sectors such as manufacturing, water/wastewater, electric power/smart grid and energy/oil and gas.

At the event, Curt Goldman spoke about how FreeWave's wireless I/O solutions can help enhance Rockwell Automation controllers. The FreeWave solution has essentially been developed to address all the issues which presented both technical and cost restrictions in the past.

The company also hosted a contest at its booth wherein participants were provided with multiple opportunities to win a 750 GB external hard drive. Attendees were required to play a slot machine game which featured a PanelView Plus 1250, MicroLogix 1100, and an IO Expansion Module from FreeWave.

Edited by Braden Becker

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