FreeWave unveils ZumIQ app server to power IoT programmability

Thursday September 28, 2017 0 comments Tags: Boulder, FreeWave Technologies, Scott Allen, ZumIQ

BOULDER -- FreeWave Technologies, Inc., a leader in industrial, secure Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking solutions, today announced the availability of its ZumIQ App Server Software.

FreeWave said its ZumIQ technology combines proven 900 MHz wireless telemetry with the ability to program and host third-party applications, similar to a Linux-based Raspberry Pi embedded in an industrial Ethernet radio.freewave-new-logo 

Developers can program with any language that is compatible with a Linux kernel, including: Python, Java, C++, Node-RED and Node.js development environments.

The ZumIQ App Server software comes pre-loaded with Node-RED, Python and MQTT for easy industrial IoT app development on multiple ZumLink 900 Series radio models (http://www.freewave.com/products/zumlink-900-series/).

FreeWave said the power of this new platform is showcased with ZumDash, a Small SCADA App that enables reliable data collection; monitoring, and remote command and control functionality through triggers, alarms and actions.

The App supports analog, digital and HART data interfaces with Modbus. ZumDash also provides a “dashboard” with user-defined status updates and data trend visualization from any web-based device.

FreeWve said it was created to serve as a cost-effective replacement to small SCADA systems that rely upon expensive Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) type hardware and monthly recurring fees.

“Once considered unattainable by small- and mid-sized companies, process-driven industrial applications and edge intelligent solutions can now be implemented easily and affordably with FreeWave’s ZumIQ App Server Software.” said Scott Allen, FreeWave Technologies CMO.

“ZumIQ allows customers to automate virtually any industrial site with process control, monitoring and automation without expensive retrofits, recurring subscription fees or costly internal software development teams.”

Developers are encouraged to join FreeWave’s new pilot program (http://www.freewave.com/zumiq-pilot-program/) to receive a complimentary hardware/software dev kit to write their own industrial IoT applications with easy-to-use developer tools.