Freewave Technologies – A Leader in Wireless Long-Range Industrial IoT Connectivity

Freewave TechnologiesFreewave Technologies began in 1993 with a goal to manufacture the best spread spectrum radios in the industry for reliable, long range communications. Today, their radios are used in many industrial markets, including oil & gas, as well as government, defence, utilities, and others for industrial IoT communications.

Freewave’s product offerings have grown over the years, to meet the increased demand for both licensed and license-free radios, but the focus on providing secure, highly reliable, long range wireless communications continues to be their strength. Many of their devices are also explosion proof, hazardous location (C1D1, C1D2) certified.

Freewave has a number of different product families as listed below. Additional information on the specific models is available by clicking on any of the links below. Given the variety of options available, we would be happy to help you find the right model for your application. Give us a call and one of our technical sales specialists will answer your questions, and help you build the right wireless communications solution for your requirements.

Freewave FGR – 900 MHz Radios

  • 902 – 928 MHz license-free band
  • Frequency-hopping spread spectrum
  • RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, TTL or Ethernet interfaces
  • Up to 100 kilometer range, line-of-sight
  • Up to 1W output power
  • 115.2 kbps standard speed
  • Most models have -40°C to +75°C operating temperature

Additional information on the FGR product family.

Freewave ZumLink 900MHz Radios

  • Unlicensed 900 MHz Frequency Band (902 to 928 MHz)
  • Utilizes frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) technology
  • Long range – up to 97 kilometre range with clear line of sight
  • Network acceleration algorithms/adaptive spectrum learning
  • High speed – supports 80 kbps to 4 Mbps
  • Low power – 355mA transmit, 145mA receive; at 12V
  • Class I, Division 2 (C1D2) certified
  • -40°C to +75°C operating temperature
  • Software upgradable for edge applications

Additional information on the Zumlink product family.

Freewave I/O Radios, Stand-Alone Modules, & Sensors

  • Radios available in both 900 MHz and 2.4GHz license-free bands – up to 100 km range, line of sight
  • Low cost, stand-alone I/O modules; can operate without a radio
  • Multiple I/O channels, both analog and digital inputs & outputs
  • Supports modbus protocol
  • Low power, for battery/solar power operation
  • All models are Class 1, Division 2 approved (WaveContact is C1D1 approved)
  • Most models have -40°C to +75°C operating temperature

Additional information on the I/O product family.

Freewave LRS – Licensed Band, Industrial Radios

  • Offered in two different licensed bands – 455 MHz, 1.4 GHz
  • RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, TTL Interfaces
  • Up to 100 km range, line of sight (frequency band dependent)
  • Up to 19.2 kbps throughput
  • Up to 2W output power (frequency band dependent)
  • Most models have -30°C to +60°C operating temperature

Additional information on the LRS product family.

Freewave GX – 2.4GHz Radios

  • 2.4 to 2.483 GHz license-free band
  • Frequency-hopping spread spectrum
  • RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, TTL or Ethernet interfaces
  • Up to 32 kilometer range, line-of-sight
  • Up to 500mW output power
  • 115.2 kbps standard
  • Most models have -40°C to +85°C operating temperature

Additional information on the GX product family.