FreeWave Technologies’ Experts to Discuss New Technologies for the 700 MHz Spectrum and Hybrid Wireless Systems at ENTELEC 2009
April 23, 2009
WHO: FreeWave Technologies, Inc. (www.freewave.com) Brent McAdams Director, Major Accounts Product Development Manager, Wireless IO Systems McAdams is director of major accounts and product development manager of wireless IO systems at FreeWave Technologies, Inc., a premier RF design and manufacturing organization. Prior to joining FreeWave Technologies, Mr. McAdams served as the Vice President of Technology and Business Development for the U.S. Telemetry Corporation where he led product development strategy and business development initiatives. Additionally, Mr. McAdams spent more than 10 years as a contract Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer with Exxon Chemical in Baton Rouge, LA. Jim Gardner Business Development Manager, Oil & Gas Gardner is the oil and gas team leader for FreeWave Technologies, Inc. Prior to joining FreeWave, Gardner was Vice President at Remote Operating Systems. Gardner graduated from the University of Washington in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Gardner is currently a member of ENTELEC, ASGMT and ISHM. Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies is a world leader in the innovative design and manufacture of license-free spread spectrum and licensed band radios and wireless data solutions that are trusted for mission critical applications around the world. www.freewave.com WHAT: What is the 700 MHz Spectrum in my World and How Can I Get it? (Brent McAdams) Mission-critical processes are measured by their ability to meet uptime and performance requirements, especially with wireless. Carrier-grade wireless equipment and 700MHz licensed high-speed spectrum is now available, for the first time, to deploy for gas measurement communications. The 700 MHz licensed spectrum (versus unlicensed) provides a predictable RF environment protected from external interference, thus improving control over band management, security and speed. In addition, it provides privacy and extraordinary propagation. As a result, the broad propagation characteristics reduce the number and height of towers needed, resulting in a more cost- effective deployment. Now, new technologies are being introduced specifically for use in this spectrum. This paper will explore these technologies and offer participants a hands-on look on how to effectively deploy them. Leveraging Hybrid Wireless Systems (Jim Gardner) Companies with large geographically dispersed remote networks in the oil and gas industry can select one technology, one source, one vendor to collect, retrieve and report data to assess the health of the network. Sometimes, this type of approach makes sense. However, other times integrating other types of technologies offer significant benefits that can easily and more cost-effectively be incorporated into one cohesive network. This presentation will provide attendees with specific ways they can set up and deploy hybrid networks to drive maintenance/monthly costs down - directly impacting their bottom line; decrease polling cycle times; reduce the time needed to identify and rectify problems within the network; and, eliminate system "pinch points" - or single points of failure. WHERE: ENTELEC Conference and Expo (www.entelec.org) George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida de las Americas Houston, TX 77010 WHEN: "What is the 700 MHz Spectrum in my World and How Can I Get it?" (Brent McAdams) Wednesday, April 29 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. "Leveraging Hybrid Wireless Systems" (Jim Gardner) Thursday, April 30 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CONTACT: For more information on FreeWave, or to set up an interview with Mr. Gardner or Mr. McAdams, please contact Christin Jeffers at Catapult PR-IR (303) 581-7760, ext. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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