FreeWave Technologies to Give Hands-On Class on Wireless Communication and Discuss Spread Spectrum Systems for EFM and SCADA at ISHM 2009
May 11, 2009
WHO: Jack Berridge Business Development Executive FreeWave Technologies, Inc. (www.freewave.com) Jack Berridge is a business development executive at FreeWave Technologies, Inc. He has more than 22 years experience in telecommunications, IT and wireless networking. Prior to working at FreeWave, Berridge was vice president of operations and engineering at Wyoming.com/Cerento, Inc. where he led the way for establishing Cerento, Inc. in the oil and gas vertical market. Berridge also has held management/director positions with RELERA - Internet Centers and Solutions, Rhythms NetConnections, Inc. and CompuServe - Network Services Division (CNS). Jim Gardner Business Development Manager, Oil & Gas FreeWave Technologies, Inc. (www.freewave.com) Jim 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 manufactures the most reliable, high performing, lowest power consumption, license- free and licensed radios for mission-critical data transmission around the world. www.freewave.com WHAT: Hands-On Training Class - Wireless Communication (Class 973.1) Berridge will lead a hands-on class on how to set up serial networks, using wireless spread spectrum radios. The in-depth demonstration will show participants how they can use spread spectrum radios to incorporate wireless communications radios in a wide variety of applications. Participants will have the chance to configure, test and actually use the radios in a networked configuration as part of their in-class experience. Spread Spectrum Systems for EFM and SCADA (Class 3155.1) As oil and gas companies work toward greater automation and e-business solutions, the challenges of getting real-time, reliable data from remote locations continues to be one of the greatest hurdles. Today, there are many fine choices in electronic flow measurement (EFM) and remote terminal unit (RTU) equipment available. There also are many fine "bug free" software programs to archive, audit and display the collected data. The single biggest problem remains communications. It is a commonly held belief that over 80 percent of all SCADA system problems are communication failures. A few years ago, a new radio medium became available. This system operates on a shared frequency, and is called spread spectrum. This relatively new technology offers many advantages and new versatility to SCADA operators. Gardner will discuss the benefits and options when using spread spectrum for EFM and SCADA. WHERE: International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement 2009 (www.ishm.info/) May 12-14, 2009 Cox Communications Business Center Oklahoma City, Ok. WHEN: Wireless Communication - Class 973.1 Wednesday, May 13, 10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Spread Spectrum Systems for EFM and SCADA - Class 3155.1 Thursday, May 14, 10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. CONTACT: For more information on FreeWave, or to set up an interview with Mr. Berridge or Mr. Gardner, please contact Christin Jeffers at Catapult PR-IR (303) 581-7760, ext. 14 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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