FreeWave Technologies Offers Wireless Battery-Powered Radio Option for Remote Monitoring

Company releases the first submersible solution for cathodic protection remote monitoring

Mar 09, 2011, 09:03 ET from FreeWave Technologies

BOULDER, Colo., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeWave Technologies, (, manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, announced the first wireless battery-powered proprietary radio network device for cathodic protection remote monitoring. The wireless Battery-powered Waterproof Submersible BPRM CP RMU is the first of its kind on the market today. It is ideal for pipe-to-soil cathodic protection applications in the water/wastewater and oil and gas industries where users only require access to the radio once every two years. This solution is especially suited for applications in need of a polling frequency once a week or less.

"The battery-powered solution was created based on customer demand," explained Craig Held, General Manager, International at FreeWave. "We needed to provide a solution that can keep a low profile and is water-proof, submersible and targeted toward installations with access issues. Our battery-powered solution meets these needs. Not only does it help operators work toward regulatory compliance with monitoring, but is a step toward reaching active mitigation."

A game changer in cathodic protection remote monitoring, the Battery-powered Waterproof Submersible BPRM CP RMU is available in both 900MHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies. With a battery life forecasted at 4.5 years, this new radio solution allows for minimal maintenance at sites where access is limited. The new BPRM CP RMU also offers three pipe-to-soils instead of one. Additionally, the antenna is the only piece of the equipment that is visible above ground, making it less vulnerable to vandalism and theft.

The three key benefits that make this solution unique include:

  • Three pipe-to-soils, making it an ideal solution for monitoring pipe-to-soil potential.
  • Waterproof and submersible, making it especially suitable for water/wastewater applications.
  • It is battery-powered, offering minimal human intervention.

"We are pleased to be the first to provide this specialized type of solution for cathodic protection remote monitoring," said Held. "As with all FreeWave wireless data radios, the battery-powered solution provides flexibility, reliability, long range and low power consumption that our customers have grown to expect in our products." 

Availability, Configurations, and Pricing

The Battery-powered Waterproof Submersible BPRM CP RMU will be available for shipping in the second quarter. Pricing varies, depending upon customer configuration. For more information please visit:

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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