Wireless networking

WaveContact products provide end-to-end wireless networking capabilities for an environment where process automation is needed.


The WaveContact product family adds to FreeWave’s I/O solutions by providing customers with end-to-end wireless networking capabilities for an environment where process automation is needed. Courtesy: FreeWave Technologies, Inc. The WaveContact product family adds to FreeWave’s I/O solutions by providing customers with end-to-end wireless networking capabilities for an environment where process automation is needed. The WaveContact 10i EndPoint is a Class 1, Division 1 (C1D1) certified wireless I/O solution designed for enabling multiple process automation and control capabilities for hazardous locations. The 10i EndPoint includes a rechargeable battery and integrated solar panel, and a 1 watt wireless M2M communication module. The WaveContact 50i Data Concentrator aggregates telemetry from multiple sensors and other wireless M2M devices for simple and flexible connectivity to a data center or SCADA network. The Data Concentrator serves as an M2M gateway to the 10i Endpoints, other FreeWave wireless I/O modules.

FreeWave Technologies, Inc. 


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