FreeWave Technologies recently announced the introduction of the FGR2-P, which has been developed as a board level version of its FGR2-PE Series of license-free, long-range wireless data radios.
In a statement, Ashish Sharma (News - Alert), chief marketing officer at FreeWave Technologies, said that, "This is the latest in a series of product offerings from FreeWave that complements the PAC/PLC line of automation solutions from Rockwell Automation (News - Alert). Our partnership with Rockwell Automation is important to FreeWave. Their customers are always searching for newer and more robust solutions to meet their industrial automation requirements. The FGR2-P offers one more tool in their arsenal to increase maximum productivity and long-term efficiency."
As with FGR2-PE, the newly introduced FGR2-P has been designed with capabilities which include industrial serial and Ethernet wireless connectivity via license-free spread spectrum for supporting data communication over long distances. The latest offering from FreeWave can be easily integrated with the Rockwell Automation family of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) solutions for markets domains such as manufacturing, water/wastewater, electric power/smart grid and energy/oil and gas.
Furthermore, the FGR2-P offering has been developed to be compatible with other FreeWave FGRPlus family radios. It provides users with a second, switched Ethernet port in addition to two serial ports thus effectively meeting any wireless automation needs. The ports ensure a transition from serial to Ethernet data communication all without the need for replacing wireless communication hardware at a later stage or the need to run both serial and Ethernet communication either independently and simultaneously over the same platform.
FreeWave Technologies are experts in developing reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission. The company provides customers with a wide range of reliable, high performance, spread spectrum and licensed radios that are ideal for mission-critical data transmission.
Edited by Brooke Neuman