Freewave Technologies Expands Popular FGR2 Series Of Wireless Data Radios With New Board Level Version

Freewave Technologies Expands Popular FGR2 Series Of Wireless Data Radios With
                           New Board Level Version

The FGR2-P offers Rockwell Automation and other customers both serial and
Ethernet wireless connectivity for oil and gas, water/wastewater,
manufacturing and Smart Grid applications

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockwell Automation Fair (Booth
#506) -- FreeWave Technologies, (, manufacturer of the
most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for
critical data transmission, today announced the FGR2-P, a board level version
of its award-winning FGR2-PE Series
( of license-free,
long-range wireless data radios.

The FGR2-P offers the same capabilities as the FGR2-PE, such as industrial
serial and Ethernet wireless connectivity using license-free spread spectrum
for data communication over long distances. It can easily be incorporated into
the Rockwell Automation® family of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
solutions for markets that rely on industrial automation solutions, such as
manufacturing, water/wastewater, electric power/smart grid and energy/oil and

"This is the latest in a series of product offerings from FreeWave that
complements the PAC/PLC line of automation solutions from Rockwell
Automation," explained Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer at FreeWave
Technologies. "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

The FGR2-P is compatible with other FreeWave FGRPlus 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 FGR2-P is on display in FreeWave's booth (#506) at the Automation Fair®

For more information about FreeWave's line of wireless data radios, please
visit the company's website at (

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About FreeWave Technologies
Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies manufactures the most reliable, high
performance, lowest power consumption, spread spectrum and licensed radios for
mission-critical data transmission. Through engineering excellence and a
relentless commitment to best-in-class manufacturing, FreeWave customers enjoy
superior network up-time, range and the lowest cost of ownership in its
class. Based in Boulder, Colorado, FreeWave designs and manufactures radios
that are the leading choice for oil and gas, utility, military and numerous
other industrial applications. Organizations that count on radio data
communications for operational trust FreeWave for custom network design,
system engineering and customer support that is unparalleled in the market.
For additional information, contact FreeWave directly at 866.399.4930 or at Visit the company's website at (

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated
to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive
and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell
Automation employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80

Allen-Bradley, SLC5/05 PLC, PanelView Plus and PowerFlex are all trademarks of
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About the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork
FreeWave Technologies is part of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™
program, which includes business enterprise, sales and solutions, and product
and technology partners. Through collaboration with Rockwell Automation,
FreeWave Technologies helps its customers improve time to market, lower total
cost of ownership, better manage assets and lower manufacturing business risk.
For more information, visit (

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