Utility equipment: FreeWave Technologies, a provider of industrial, secure Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking solutions, has unveiled its first in a series of Sensor-2-Server™ (S2S™) solutions with the introduction of the WavePro™ WP201™ shorthaul (between 1-5 miles) and Wi-Fi hotspot platform. The WP201 delivers secure collection, control and transport of all Voice, Video, Data and Sensor (VVDS™) information and is a critical component of FreeWave’s Sensor-2-Server communications solution. This cost effective, high-speed rugged communication platform is specifically designed for outdoor industrial locations and has proven reliability in extreme environmental conditions. It’s an ideal field area network solution for utilities, oil and gas, mining, power plants, municipalities, disaster recovery or any other type of industrial applications.
“The WP201 is the first in a series of industrial IoT solutions that make Sensor-2-Server communications a reality,” said Brad Gilbert, director of product management for FreeWave. “Our customers need highly secure point-to-multipoint wireless communications that extend the enterprise IT network into remote locations. This allows them to empower in-field personnel with access to back office systems, while simplifying their overall network integration and deployment.”
Sensor-2-Server Access Layer Strategy
FreeWave’s S2S access layer strategy focuses on delivering the best-in-class access layer platforms that allow IoT data and information to be analyzed, acted upon and transmitted securely from anywhere in the industrial IoT network. S2S is centered on four critical pillars of IoT networking and communication success: data collection, protection, transport and control. The WP201 was developed to enable the high-speed transport of data in remote locations. By incorporating dual-band, concurrently operational radios (2.4GHz and 5GHz) into an IP67 enclosure, the WP201 brings industrial-grade communications to the harshest of environments without fail.
WavePro WP201 leverages multiple networking protocols and services designed to meet the needs of enterprise-scale communications across a wide range of critical infrastructure industries. Static routing, dynamic routing and multiple VLANs, among other services, allow for streamlined configuration and integration in remote settings where traditional SCADA networks will not suffice. FreeWave sees WP201 as a truly global solution, homologating in a number of countries beyond the USA including Canada, LATAM, the Middle East, the Far East and Europe.
About FreeWave Technologies
FreeWave Technologies is a leading provider of wireless Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions that deliver reliable access to data for leading companies in the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) markets. As the #1 provider of wireless IIoT to the oil and gas industry, FreeWave’s fast, flexible and easy-to-deploy solutions streamline connectivity over long distances to also create significant operational efficiencies for government, defense and UAV/Drone contractors, agriculture equipment manufacturers, energy and smart grid networks, municipalities and more. With 20-plus years of experience in the M2M market and millions of radios deployed in the field, customers repeatedly turn to FreeWave to maximize their value in connecting M2M devices to optimize real-time decision making.