FreeWave Technologies Gets TMC and Crossfire Media's Smart Grid Product of the Year Award
May 08, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
FreeWave Technologies, a manufacturer of high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, announced that the Cellular Bridge has received a Smart Grid Product of the Year 2012 Award from SmartGrid.TMCnet.com, a TMC and Crossfire Media sponsored technology media website.
According to the company, this is the second consecutive year that TMCNet has awarded FreeWave the Smart Grid Product of the Year award.
"We are honored to accept the Smart Grid Product of the Year 2012 Award from TMC and Crossfire Media," said Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer at FreeWave Technologies. "Our Cellular Bridge solution helps customers establish remote monitoring in a cost-effective way by leveraging existing cellular infrastructure where possible for backhaul applications. This product demonstrates FreeWave's dedication to creating innovative solutions to meet our customers' needs."
FreeWave Technologies said its Cellular Bridge solution combines proprietary radio technology with cellular communications. It provides users with extremely secure wireless communication capabilities for mission critical sensor applications. The versatility and signal performance of FreeWave's 900 MHz and 2.4 GHz wireless data radio technology extends the communication network to remote locations for vital asset monitoring. For backhaul of this data to the core network, users have the opportunity to leverage cellular technology when available. This combination allows operators to minimize the number of cellular connections in retrofit deployments, thus improving ROI and reducing overall operating costs.
"The solutions that have been selected for the Smart Grid Product of the Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving this market. Congratulations to FreeWave Technologies which best exemplified the most innovative smart grid technologies in the past year," stated Carl Ford, Co-Founder and Community Developer, Crossfire.
"It is my pleasure to recognize FreeWave Technologies with a Smart Grid Product of the Year Award for its contribution to the advancement of smart grid technologies," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "I look forward to seeing more innovation from FreeWave in the coming year."
Smart Grid is a website dedicated to the developing technologies that enable and harness smart grids, with particular emphasis on applications, products and software for improving residential, business, institutional and facilities' power consumption.
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