FreeWave Technologies Receives TMC's 2011 SmartGrid Product of the Year Award I/O Expansion Modules Selected for Outstanding Innovation

BOULDER, Colo., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeWave Technologies (http://www.freewave.com), manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, today announced that its I/O Expansion Module has received a SmartGrid 2011 Product of the Year Award from TMC. This award is sponsored by TMC, a global, integrated media company, and Crossfire Media, media company that builds communities.

"We are honored to accept the 2011 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award from TMC and CrossFire Media," said Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer of FreeWave Technologies. "Our I/O Expansion Modules help customers achieve optimal performance, faster ROI and customization for their communication network infrastructure. These modules demonstrate our efforts to offer the leading I/O products in the market place today."

FreeWave's I/O Expansion modules increase the degree of monitoring, control and optimization, and offer the most flexible and easily expandable wired and wireless I/O available in the market today. FreeWave is the only wireless data radio provider with expandable I/O devices that offer universally configurable I/O channels for analog input/output, digital input/ output and sensor power. The flexibility of I/O Expansion allows it to be used for a variety of critical applications within the Smart Grid, such as distribution automation, power transformer monitoring, circuit breaker monitoring, fault circuit indicator (FCI) monitoring, capacitor bank control and more. Additionally, I/O expansion serves as a reliable and resourceful communication solution in several other industrial markets, such as oil and gas, water/wastewater, environmental monitoring, renewable energy, manufacturing, plant/factory automation and more.

"SmartGrid.TMCnet.com is pleased to grant a 2011 Product of the Year Award to FreeWave Technologies for its I/O Expansion Module.  FreeWave has demonstrated it is committed to quality as well as excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.  "We're proud to recognize its accomplishments in the advancement of smart grid technologies."

The Third Annual SmartGrid Product of the Year Award winners are featured on the SmartGrid Website and published in its e-newsletter. For more information about the 2011 SmartGrid Product of the Year Awards or any of the TMC media properties, please visit www.tmcnet.com.

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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 Smart Grid

Smart Grid is the leading website dedicated to the rapidly 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.

This Website offers information and analysis for anyone interested in researching, purchasing and applying smart grid technologies. It includes Smart Grid industry news and expert analysis by Carl Ford, Crossfire Media. Visitors will find free resources including Online Communities, blogs, feature articles, videos and more. SmartGrid.TMCnet.com is sponsored by TMC, an integrated, global media company helping clients in print, in person and online, and Crossfire Media, an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. Please visit http://smart-grid.tmcnet.com

About Crossfire Media:

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media services also include providing insight to technology companies and associations to assist in the development of business and technical strategy as well as the development and implementation of effective communications and marketing strategy. To implement communications and marketing strategies, Crossfire Media utilizes a variety of physical and virtual experiences including web, publications, face to face events, and webinars.

Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

About TMC

TMC, celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.  TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines. TMCnet.com, which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event.  In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: including Mobility Tech, M2M Evolution, ChannelVision Expo, MSPWorld, Super WiFi, SUITS, LatinComm, HTML5 Summit Conferences and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

Company Contact:
Christin Jeffers
Catapult PR-IR
303-581-7760 ext. 19
cjeffers@catapultpr-ir.com

TMC Contact:
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 228
jpierret@tmcnet.com

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