Jim Gardner and Jack Berridge from FreeWave Technologies to Present at ISHM 2010

FreeWave experts to discuss wireless communications and spread spectrum systems for EFM and SCADA at 85th International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement

May 10, 2010, 09:30 ET from FreeWave Technologies, Inc.

BOULDER, Colo., May 10 /PRNewswire/ --


Jim Gardner

Business Development Manager, Oil & Gas

FreeWave Technologies, Inc.


Jim Gardner is a seasoned industry veteran in SCADA and data collection technologies and the oil and gas team leader for FreeWave Technologies, Inc. Prior to joining FreeWave, Gardner was vice president at Remote Operating Systems. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He currently is a member of ENTELEC, ASGMT and ISHM.

Jack Berridge

Technical Sales Specialist

FreeWave Technologies, Inc.


Jack Berridge is a technical sales specialist at FreeWave Technologies, Inc. He has more than 22 years experience in telecommunications, IT and wireless networking. Prior to working at FreeWave, Berridge was vice president of operations and engineering at Wyoming.com/Cerento, Inc. where he led the way for establishing Cerento, Inc. in the oil and gas vertical market. Berridge also has held management/director positions with RELERA – Internet Centers and Solutions, Rhythms NetConnections, Inc. and CompuServe – Network Services Division (CNS).

Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies is a world leader in the innovative design/manufacture of license-free spread spectrum, licensed band radios and wireless data solutions that are trusted for mission critical applications around the world (www.freewave.com).


Spread Spectrum Systems for EFM and SCADA (Class 3155.1)

As oil and gas companies work toward greater automation and e-business solutions, the challenges of getting real-time, reliable data from remote locations continues to be one of the greatest hurdles. Today, there are many fine choices in electronic flow measurement (EFM) and remote terminal unit (RTU) equipment available. There also are many fine "bug free" software programs to archive, audit and display the collected data. The single biggest problem remains communications. It is a commonly held belief that over 80 percent of all SCADA system problems are communication failures.

A few years ago, a new radio medium became available. This system operates on a shared frequency, and is called spread spectrum. This relatively new technology offers many advantages and new versatility to SCADA operators. Gardner will discuss the benefits and options when using spread spectrum for EFM and SCADA.

Hands-On Training Class – Wireless Communication (Class 973.1)

Berridge will lead a hands-on class on how to set up serial networks, using wireless spread spectrum radios. The in-depth demonstration will show participants how they can use spread spectrum radios to incorporate wireless communications radios in a wide variety of applications. Participants will have the chance to configure, test and actually use the radios in a networked configuration as part of their in-class experience.


Cox Business Services Convention Center

Oklahoma City, OK


Spread Spectrum Systems for EFM and SCADA – Class 3155.1

Wednesday, May 12 from 8 a.m.8:50 a.m.

Wireless Communication – Class 973.1

Thursday, May 13 from 8 a.m.9:50 a.m.

CONTACT: For more information on FreeWave, or to set up an interview with Mr. Gardner or Mr. Berridge, please contact Christin Jeffers at Catapult PR-IR (303) 581-7760, ext. 19 or cjeffers@catapultpr-ir.com

SOURCE FreeWave Technologies, Inc.