Joint offering will deliver cost-competitive, flexible and robust wireless communication solution to Oil and Gas, Electric Power and Utility Industries on the 700 MHz spectrum
BOULDER, Colo. and New York, Sept. 15, 2008 –- FreeWave Technologies (http://www.freewave.com), the largest independent provider of high performance spread spectrum and licensed radio products and services, and Arcadian Networks (http://www.arcadiannetworks.com), a wireless communications carrier serving energy companies with dispersed assets (electric, gas and water utilities, and oil and gas companies), announced today that they have delivered a new 700 MHz wireless radio to serve the energy industry. The announcement comes just six months after the two companies announced a joint strategic partnership back in March of this year.
The delivery of the 700 MHz radio to the marketplace provides an opportunity for electric utilities and oil and gas companies to incorporate an advanced ISM band radio technology and wireless data solutions on a 700 MHz private, licensed and secure communication platform as a single, seamless and integrated “Smart Grid” or “Smart Field” solution. Arcadian Networks and FreeWave will each market, sell and distribute FreeWave's 700MHz radio providing electric utilities and oil and gas companies' greater equipment diversity and flexible bandwidth and deployment options.
“The FreeWave radios enhance Arcadian Networks' custom, private, wireless services, with new voice and data capabilities," explained Jake Rasweiller, vice president of engineering and network operations at Arcadian. “Providing our customers with diversity of choice, scalable performance, and flexible price-points is an essential element of our service in building out the nation's only mission-critical network devoted to electric utilities and oil and gas companies. FreeWave's 700 MHz wireless radio is a great proof point of this philosophy.”
The FreeWave Technologies 700 MHz family of board level radios provides outstanding performance and versatility in a small footprint that is ideal for internally mounted applications. The board level radio offers a cost-effective solution that allows customers to incorporate wireless communications into a wide variety of applications. With interface options available, a 6-30 VDC input voltage, a temperature range of -30°C to +70°C, surface mount design, and no additional RF shielding. This board level product has tremendous flexibility for use in U.S. applications.
“The 700MHz band offers a great solution to those looking for a choice. Now, oil and gas and utility companies can realize the combined benefits of having a private, secure network with the most advanced, reliable and robust radio communications technology of its kind,” said Colin Lippincott, FreeWave Technologies spokesperson. “It opens up applications and opportunities for the companies that want a licensed network and don't want to use or cannot use other licensed options.”
The 700 MHz family of radios is available now. Contact either FreeWave or Arcadian Networks for more information.
About FreeWave Technologies
Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies is a world leader in the innovative design and
manufacture of ISM Band radios and wireless data solutions that are trusted for mission critical applications around the world. Based in Boulder, Colo., the company offers network design, path studies and pre-installation engineering services to ensure reliable, error-free data-flow in the most challenging RF environments. FreeWave is the only long-term radio provider with 100 percent backward compatibility with fully integrated, best-in-class engineered products. For additional information, contact FreeWave directly at 866-923-6168 or at [email protected]. Visit the company's website at www.freewave.com
About Arcadian Networks
Arcadian Networks provides “last mile” wireless carrier services to the energy sector (electric, water, and gas utilities and oil and gas companies). The company's 700 MHz licensed spectrum delivers a converged IP network with voice and data communications for fixed and mobile applications. The real-time broadband communications platform reduces operational costs, improves resiliency, and transforms electric grids into efficient “smart grids” and oil fields into optimized “smart fields”. For more information, visit: http://www.arcadiannetworks.com