FreeWave Announces NIST Certification Of Encryption Technology For Its Spartan Series, Ensuring The Utmost In Data Security And Reliability

Company's Spartan Series solution is a long range wireless radio for the government and defense industries that incorporates advanced data encryption capability

Dec 04, 2012, 09:07 ET from FreeWave Technologies

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- I/ITSEC (Booth #729) -- FreeWave Technologies, (, manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, announced that the encryption technology within its Spartan Series of wireless radios for government and defense markets is now certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As a FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated solution, the Spartan Series' encryption technology has passed extensive testing required by NIST. The certification process ensures that the encryption technology can provide the level of security necessary for the mission critical applications it may serve. FreeWave is showcasing the Spartan Series at I/ITSEC ( this week at its booth (#729).

"At FreeWave, we pursue 100 percent customer satisfaction and the NIST certification of the cryptography within our Spartan Series further proves that we are focused on meeting the needs of our government and defense customers and OEM partners," said Phil Linker, government and defense product manager at FreeWave Technologies. "By ensuring the utmost security of our technology offerings, we continue to provide reliable solutions that are trusted to perform mission critical applications, often when human lives are at stake."  

The Spartan Series offers a secure communications link for a variety of government and defense applications, such as soldier training exercises, command and control of UAVs and critical asset tracking. The Spartan solution enables data links to pass secure encrypted data both reliably and on a real-time basis. With a small and lightweight footprint, it is an attractive option for systems where space is limited. Additionally, the Spartan solution is future-proof, offering an upgrade path to NSA Secret and Below (SaB).  In addition to the FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified encryption technology, the Spartan Series also offers:

  • Up to 32 unique crypto keys
  • Remote capability to zeroize an individual key or all keys
  • NSA "Suite B" algorithms
  • The ability to upgrade to a DS-101 key loading interface
  • Advanced key handling architecture

To learn more about the Spartan Series and the latest company developments, please visit FreeWave's booth at I/ITSEC (#729). For more details about the Spartan Series, please visit: (

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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 Visit the company's website at (  

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