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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

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockwell Automation Fair (Booth #506) -- FreeWave Technologies, (http://www.freewave.com), 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 (http://www.freewave.com/products/allproducts/fgr2pe.aspx) 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 gas.

"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 efficiency."

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® (http://www.rockwellautomation.com/events/automationfair/).

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

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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 newsinfo@freewave.com.  Visit the company's website at (www.freewave.com).

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 countries.

Allen-Bradley, SLC5/05 PLC, PanelView Plus and PowerFlex are all trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc. Trademarks not belonging to Rockwell Automation are property of their respective companies.

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 (www.rockwellautomation.com/partners/).

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Christin Jeffers
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303-581-7760 ext. 19
cjeffers@freewave.com      

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