FreeWave Technologies Recognized As A Finalist For The 2012 World Oil Awards

Company's IO Expansion Module Selected for Outstanding Innovation in 'Best Production Technology' Category

Sep 18, 2012, 09:03 ET from FreeWave Technologies

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeWave Technologies (, manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, today announced that its IO Expansion Module ( has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 World Oil Awards in the "Best Production Technology" category. The 2012 World Oil Awards mark the 11th annual program and will pay tribute this year to "Innovations for the Future."

"We are honored to have our IO Expansion Module solution be recognized as a leading innovation by experts in the oil and gas industry," said Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer of FreeWave Technologies. "Our IO Expansion Modules help oil and gas companies increase the degree of monitoring, control and optimization of assets in the field and provide customers with the most flexible and easily expandable wired and wireless I/O solution 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 IO Expansion Modules allows it to be used for a variety of applications within the oil and gas market that require monitoring efficiency, including:

  • Multiwell pad sites
  • Tank farms
  • Refineries
  • Saltwater disposal
  • Pipeline and cathodic protection
  • Compressors
  • Plunger lift
  • Well deliquification
  • Artificial lift
  • High pressure wells
  • Underground storage
  • Compressor station
  • Security

Additionally, the IO Expansion Module serves as a reliable and resourceful communication solution in several other industrial markets such as electric power, water/wastewater, environmental monitoring, renewable energy, manufacturing, plant/factory automation and more.

"We consider the World Oil Awards to be the pinnacle, top-drawer event of each year, in terms of recognizing technical achievement in the global upstream oil and gas industry," said World Oil Publisher Ron Higgins. "Our theme this year is 'Innovations for the Future,' and we will have 16 different categories that will recognize technical innovation or other industry achievement by companies and individuals."

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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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