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FreeWave releases WavePoint wireless M2M Platform

FreeWave releases WavePoint wireless M2M Platform

March 27, 2014 - FreeWave Technologies announced WavePoint, a speed wireless networking platform that securely communicates industrial data over long distances to enable M2M, broadband and SCADA applications. Customers can use WavePoint to meet the specific challenges of integrating difficult-to-reach field locations by providing wireless IP routing capabilities combined with the choice of frequencies and network deployment capabilities to suit any application scenario.

WavePoint can support any network infrastructure, enable remote video access, empower multiple Ethernet and serial devices simultaneously, eliminate (or consolidate) telecom access circuits (T-1/E-1 and DS3) and device integration is truly “plug-and-play.”

WavePoint provides customers with a variety of network configuration options and support for up to four wireless OFDM broadband modules per unit, operating in the 900 MHz, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz ISM and U-NII bands and options for 3G and Wi-Fi operations. Since a single WavePoint platform enables multi-purpose communications and can operate in multiple frequencies, customers can easily integrate it with existing Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN) and more, thus protecting their existing network infrastructure investments.

The platform defends against unauthorized access using security protocols based on Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). It complies with today’s IT-centric security policies and its broadband wireless functionality combined with enterprise-grade IP networking technology can easily extend the corporate IT network to remote and difficult to reach locations.

With WavePoint, organizations can deploy several essential network elements, such as wired network access, cellular network backhaul, local area communications, high speed backbone communications, Wi-Fi Hotspot access, and mobile mesh networking – all through a single platform. This not only provides the ability to enable data-intensive applications over long distances, but allows organizations to empower field personnel and smart devices through wireless access to back office systems, streamline the integration of new equipment into existing infrastructures and drastically simplify overall networking integration and deployments.

 

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