FreeWave Technologies Named as American Technology Award Finalist in Smart Grid and Smart Instrument Category TechAmerica Foundation Presents "Best Of" Awards Recognizing Technology products and Services Across the Technology Industry

BOULDER, Colo., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeWave Technologies, Inc., (http://www.freewave.com), manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, has been named a finalist in the Smart Grid and Smart Instrument category for the 2012 TechAmerica Foundation's American Technology Awards (ATA). These awards run the gamut across the technology industry recognizing technology products and services like FreeWave's FGR2-PE wireless data radio. The FGR2-PE is ideal for Smart Grid and utility applications and offers industrial serial and Ethernet wireless connectivity using license-free spread spectrum for data communication over long distances. The winners will be announced at the Technology and Government gala dinner in Washington, D.C. June 13, 2012.

"The FGR2-PE's industry-leading RF performance as well as its versatility and flexibility provides a number of applications and benefits to utility customers, including distribution automation and many other telemetry and SCADA applications within the Smart Grid," explained Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer at FreeWave Technologies. "Having it recognized by such a distinguished panel of judges as part of the American Technology Awards is very gratifying."

"The caliber of this year's nominees was incredible. Our judges had their work cut out for them," said Jennifer Kerber, President of the TechAmerica Foundation. "We congratulate FreeWave Technologies for its outstanding work and thank it for its contribution to the growth and innovation of our vibrant tech industry."

The awards, also known as the "Termans" in honor of the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, Frederick Emmons Terman, are awarded on the basis of a thorough evaluation by industry experts and technology leaders.

Kevin Johnson, CEO of Juniper Networks will also be honored during the dinner with the American Technology Awards Corporate Leadership Award and Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer, Richard Spires will be recognized as the Government Technology Executive of the Year.

About FreeWave Technologies
Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies manufactures the most reliable, high performing, 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 radio up-time, range and the lowest cost of ownership available. 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 success – where failure and down-time are not an option – trust FreeWave for custom network design, system engineering and customer support that are 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 TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation's findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.

Media Contacts:


Christin Jeffers 

Stephanie Craig

Catapult PR-IR (for FreeWave Technologies) 

TechAmerica Foundation

303-581-7760, ext. 19  

202-682-4443

cjeffers@catapultpr-ir.com   

Stephanie.craig@techamericafoundation.org

SOURCE FreeWave Technologies



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