FreeWave Technologies Awarded American Technology Award for Smart Grid and Smart Instrument Category

TechAmerica Foundation "Best Of" Awards Recognizes FreeWave Technologies' highly reliable, long-range Ethernet FGR2-PE wireless communications radio

Jun 14, 2012, 09:06 ET from FreeWave Technologies, Inc.

BOULDER, Colo., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeWave Technologies, Inc.,  (, manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission,  has been awarded the American Technology Award (ATA) for outstanding achievement in the Smart Grid and Smart Instrument Category for its popular FGR2-PE wireless data radio ( Also known as the Termans, in honor of Frederick Emmons Terman, the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, the ATAs recognize products and services that have significantly advanced technology.

FreeWave's FGR2-PE wireless communications solution is ideal for Smart Grid, electric power and renewable energy applications and is well-suited for similar SCADA applications in other vertical markets such as oil and gas and water/wastewater. The future-proof combination of two serial ports and two switched Ethernet ports offers customers the ability to transition from serial to Ethernet data communication without having to replace their wireless communication hardware down the road. Moreover, users can operate both serial and Ethernet communication independently and simultaneously on the same platform. The deployment flexibility of the FGR2-PE solution also reduces the need for additional hardware.

"FreeWave is very appreciative to have one of its top-selling products for the Smart Grid honored for this very special industry award," said Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer of FreeWave Technologies. "We take great pride in ensuring every single one of our products is based on not only meeting a clear customer need, but, is thoroughly tested and put through the rigors of extreme temperature fluctuations before ever leaving our manufacturing floor. It is the reason why we have more than 800,000 radios working in the field today."

"The quality of nominees for this year's Termans is a clear indication of the vibrancy of the American technology industry and we are thrilled to be able to recognize FreeWave Technologies for its contribution to the industry and its outstanding achievement," said Jennifer Kerber, president of the TechAmerica Foundation (

The Termans were presented last night at a gala dinner in Washington D.C. featuring keynote addresses from Juniper Networks' (NYSE: JNPR) CEO Kevin Johnson, who received the American Technology Awards Corporate Leadership Award  and Richard Spires, the CIO at the Department of Homeland Security and the Government Technology Executive of the Year recipient.

Terman winners are determined by a panel of outstanding industry experts and technology leaders. To learn more about the awards please visit the TechAmerica Foundation website.

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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

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

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