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TMCNet:  FreeWave Technologies Wins 2011 Smart Grid Excellence Award

[December 02, 2011]

FreeWave Technologies Wins 2011 Smart Grid Excellence Award

Dec 02, 2011 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- FreeWave Technologies announced that its FGR2-PE wireless data radio has received a 2011 Smart Grid Excellence Award from SmartGrid.TMCnet.com, a TMC and Crossfire Media sponsored technology media Website.

"FreeWave is honored to accept the 2011 Smart Grid Excellence Award," said Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer at FreeWave Technologies. "At FreeWave, customers are our top priority. We strive to provide the most reliable, cost effective wireless data radios for our Smart Grid customers. By utilizing the FGR2-PE for smart grid applications, our customers achieve seamless data communications that can help streamline operations. It is a great achievement for our product to be recognized by SmartGrid.TMCnet.com." According to a release, FGR2-PE is a data radio ideal for Smart Grid applications including, distribution automation (DA), AMI back haul, distribution management (DMS), substation automation (SSA), load management (LM), demand response (DR), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and energy management (EMS).

The Company said it offers both industrial serial and Ethernet wireless connectivity using license-free spread spectrum for data communication over long distances. The FGR2-PE is compatible with other FreeWave FGR plus family radios and offers users a second, switched Ethernet port as well as two serial ports to meet the demands of customers' wireless automation requirements. The ports enable a transition from serial to Ethernet data communication without having to replace wireless communication hardware later on, or operate both serial and Ethernet communication independently and simultaneously on the same platform.

"The solutions that have been recognized with the Smart Grid Excellence Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving this market. Congratulations to FreeWave which best exemplified the best of smart grid technologies in 2011," said stated Carl Ford, co-founder and community developer, Crossfire.

"I am pleased to acknowledge FreeWave for its contribution to the advancement of Smart Grid technologies by bestowing our Second Annual Smart Grid Excellence Award to them," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Congratulations and I look forward to more innovation in 2012." Winners are published on SmartGrid.TMCnet.com FreeWave Technologies manufactures low power consumption, spread spectrum and licensed radios for mission-critical data transmission.

More Information: www.tmcnet.com www.freewave.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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