FreeWave Technologies' IO Expansion Module Named A Finalist For Plant Engineering's Product of the Year Award

IO Expansion module enables customers to build upon an existing network communications infrastructure while expanding real-time performance and condition-based monitoring capabilities

Nov 05, 2012, 09:23 ET from FreeWave Technologies

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeWave Technologies, (, manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, today announced its IO Expansion Module was selected as a finalist in the Automation and Control category for Plant Engineering Magazine's 25th Annual Product of the Year competition. Plant Engineering's Product of the Year Awards are the premier honor for new products in the manufacturing and industrial automation markets. Finalists for the award are published in the November issue of Plant Engineering Magazine and are then voted on by its readership.

"We are honored to have our IO Expansion Module solution recognized in the prestigious Plant Engineering Magazine Product of the Year Awards program," said Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer at FreeWave Technologies. "We designed the IO Expansion Module to meet the rigorous needs of challenging environments, such as industrial plant settings. Receiving this recognition is a testament to our customers, who gave us the input to design what they needed, and our employees, who then delivered it with the highest quality possible."

FreeWave's IO Expansion module increases the degree of monitoring, control and optimization, and offers the most flexible and easily expandable wired and wireless I/O available in the market today. Unmatched in the marketplace, FreeWave is the only wireless data radio provider with expandable I/O devices that offer universally configurable I/O channels for analog input, analog output, digital input, digital output and sensor power.

FreeWave's IO Expansion module provides faster access times for up to 192 I/O points. It also offers internal user selectable pull up and pull down resistors for all non-isolated inputs to ease product installation and reduce the number of external components. Additionally, the IO Expansion products carry the same measurement accuracy of analog inputs, and can snap directly onto FreeWave radios or connect to any other serial communication device, thereby leveraging customers' existing hardware investments.

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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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