Wireless power transmission: FreeWave Technologies offers wireless communication solutions

Transmission and distribution: wireless communication solutions provider FreeWave Technologies demoed fault circuit indicator technology with partner and showcased advanced automation solutions for utility customers at DistribuTECH 2013.

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Wireless power transmission: FreeWave Technologies, manufacturer of reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, exhibited at DistribuTECH 2013 and showcased its award-winning, reliable wireless communication solutions for automation applications in utility markets. Along with partner Power Delivery Products Inc., FreeWave demonstrated a fault circuit sensor application solution that is becoming a vital asset for electric power utilities and cooperatives. FreeWave announced a new installation with Hawaiian Electric.

“Automation demands in the utility and energy markets have never been so prevalent,” explained Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer, at FreeWave Technologies. “As service providers are being tasked to do more with less, especially in marketplaces with increased pressure to provide uninterrupted service, FreeWave is dedicated to meeting this need by providing the most dependable, highest quality wireless communication solutions in the market today.”

At FreeWave’s booth, attendees could view its wireless communication solutions for both the electric power and water/wastewater markets. In addition to its FGR2-PE data and IO Expansion module, the company showcased additional serial, I/O and Ethernet communication solutions for both licensed and spread spectrum (unlicensed) data transmission. Furthermore, FreeWave displayed a suite of existing and forthcoming Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)-certified solutions, aimed at providing customers with the utmost in secure, reliable wireless communication solutions.

Together with its partner, FreeWave demonstrated a fault circuit indicator (FCI) application solution by connecting its FGR2-PE wireless data radio to Power Delivery Products’ Smart Navigator Sensor FCI product. Electric power utilities that aim to reduce the duration of power outages and improve customer service will benefit from this innovation.

For more information about FreeWave or other wireless automation, click here to go to Utility Products’ Buyers Guide.

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