FreeWave Technologies, Inc., manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, has been named a finalist in the Smart Grid and Smart Instrument category for the 2012 TechAmerica Foundation’s American Technology Awards (ATA). These awards run the gamut across the technology industry recognizing technology products and services like FreeWave’s FGR2-PE wireless data radio. The FGR2-PE is ideal for Smart Grid and utility applications and offers industrial serial and Ethernet wireless connectivity using license-free spread spectrum for data communication over long distances. The winners will be announced at the Technology and Government gala dinner in Washington, D.C. June 13, 2012.
“The FGR2-PE’s industry-leading RF performance as well as its versatility and flexibility provides a number of applications and benefits to utility customers, including distribution automation and many other telemetry and SCADA applications within the Smart Grid,” explained Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer at FreeWave Technologies. “Having it recognized by such a distinguished panel of judges as part of the American Technology Awards is very gratifying.”“The caliber of this year’s nominees was incredible. Our judges had their work cut out for them,” said Jennifer Kerber, President of the TechAmerica Foundation. “We congratulate FreeWave Technologies for its outstanding work and thank it for its contribution to the growth and innovation of our vibrant tech industry.”The awards, also known as the “Termans” in honor of the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, Frederick Emmons Terman, are awarded on the basis of a thorough evaluation by industry experts and technology leaders.
Kevin Johnson, CEO of Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) will also be honored during the dinner with the American Technology Awards Corporate Leadership Award and Department of Homeland Security ChiefInformation Officer, Richard Spires will be recognized as the Government Technology Executive of the Year.