Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Freewave app server adds rugged edge intelligence

Steve Rogerson
August 29, 2018



M2M networking firm Freewave Technologies has introduced programmable hardware that injects rugged edge intelligence into industrial IoT networks and sensor ecosystems.
 
The ZumIQ app server is a programmable network appliance that provides a secure home for applications relying on sensor or device data to deliver industrial process intelligence. Using the same ZumIQ application environment as the Colorado company’s ZumLink 900MHz industrial radios, the product works with either custom or third-party applications and can execute multiple applications simultaneously.
 
“Industrial users want to harness the power of edge intelligence by deploying applications in their wired and wireless networks,” said Scott Allen, chief marketing officer of Freewave Technologies. “Our customers tell us they are developing software applications on developer platforms and require a rugged C1D2 device, like the ZumIQ app server for application deployment.”
 
It can provide versatile app development and deployment using any Linux-compatible language, as well as app deployment to wired or wireless networks with ZumLink 900MHz radios or other wired or wireless devices.
 
Edge intelligence in harsh outdoor conditions comes from a rugged C1D2 designed to withstand extreme weather conditions; it can last for years in the field.
 
The low power consumption makes it suitable for remote deployments requiring batteries, fuel cells, solar, wind turbines or DC non-grid power sources. There are enclosed and board-level versions to provide enclosure and deployment flexibility.
 
Freewave provides wireless M2M products that deliver access to data for companies in industrial IoT markets. As a provider of wireless IIoT to the oil and gas industry, its products can streamline connectivity over long distances to create operational efficiencies for government and defence, UAVs and drones, precision agriculture, OEMs, energy and smart grid networks, municipalities, and more.