FreeWave Technologies releases most advanced OEM, embedded radios

Friday September 22, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, FreeWave Technologies, Phil Linker, ZumLink Z9-PC

BOULDER -- FreeWave Technologies, Inc., a leader in industrial, secure Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking solutions, announced the release of the ZumLink Z9-PC (, the latest in the company’s line of 900 MHz radios designed for OEM and embedded applications.

The radios are designed to function in rugged environments for a variety of applications across Industrial IoT (IIoT) markets, including defense, precision agriculture, oil-and-gas, unmanned systems, smart cities and utilities.freewave-new-logo

Additionally, future iterations of the Z9-PC will feature full programmability with third-party applications, a clear differentiator for wireless within the Industrial IoT, the company said.

"The Z9-PC is our most advanced embeddable radio to date," said Phil Linker, FreeWave’s senior product manager.

"Not only does it support the functionality of FreeWave’s ZumLink 900 MHz Z9-PE radio, but will include the ZumIQ™ App Server with the ability to host third-party applications at the edge of IIoT networks.

“Companies in critical industries can utilize data and provide command and control like never before."

Over the past year, FreeWave said it has introduced the ZumLink 900 MHz Series of radios to include the Z9-P, Z9-PE, Z9-C, and Z9-T, each of which provides a unique value proposition.

The Z9-PC is the culmination of the 900 MHz radio series, FreeWave said, as it provides versatility and flexibility, and, most importantly, provides programmability for industries in need of future-proof IIoT technology.

ZumLink is the underpinning of FreeWave’s go-forward strategy for Industrial IoT (IIoT) and embedded radio applications, th4 company said.

ZumLink’s flexible, high-speed, low power consumption radios leverage FreeWave’s ZumBoost™ Network Acceleration Pack to assure the most efficient network platform possible.

ZumBoost introduces techniques such as compression, packet aggregation, forward error correction, and patent-pending Adaptive Spectrum Learning technology to ensure maximum throughput to meet the demands of today’s wireless applications, FreeWave said.