Inductive Automation and FreeWave Technologies Team Up to Provide Users with Increased Data Visibility and Enhanced Network Reliability

Collaboration helps companies make better decisions through sensor
queries, analytics and intelligence placed at the “edge” where
operational devices reside

FOLSOM, Calif., & BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inductive Automation, an industrial automation software innovator with a
focus on transforming the user experience, and FreeWave Technologies, a
leader in long-range wireless radios and edge computing platforms, are
taking charge to advance the true benefits of IIoT networks by providing
increased data visibility and a more reliable data network for
industrial IoT customers with remote assets.

Ignition Edge MQTT, a component of Inductive Automation’s universal and
multi-faceted industrial application platform, can run on FreeWave’s
hardened, C1D2 ZumIQ™ Edge Computer and the ZumLink™ IQ Intelligent Edge
Radio to flawlessly perform edge-based data collection using various
industrial protocols and data publishing using MQTT. This
publish/subscribe, or Pub/Sub, architecture provides granular data to
anyone on the network and the proven ruggedness of the Zum platform
provides a reliable home for applications that place analytics and
intelligence alongside remote assets. As a result, the ZumLink IQ is an
all-in-one solution that provides both secure data transmission over
long distances and application deployment.

“This collaboration with FreeWave will provide real benefits to users,”
said Don Pearson, chief strategy officer for Inductive Automation.
“Today’s industrial users are certainly on a quest for more data, and
edge computing is a big part of satisfying that demand.”

The two companies span many common verticals to include O&G, utilities
and agriculture markets that require the reliable collection of sensor
data for process optimization, preventative maintenance, and compliance
reporting. “The ZumLink hardware platform is a perfect example of why we
developed the Ignition Edge MQTT product,” said Arlen Nippers, CTO and
president of Cirrus Link Solutions, a leading innovator of pervasive
computing technologies and co-inventor of the MQTT messaging transport.
“Having a modular platform with tools that are already SCADA/OT-aware is
extremely important in any digital transformation journey. Having a
mature set of tools on the Ignition platform that can run on ZumLink
solves numerous migration strategy issues.”

“In the simplest analogy, we are the ‘I in IoT’ and Inductive
Automation’s holistic approach to delivering automation solutions is not
like any other software provider in the marketplace today,” said Kirk
Byles, CEO, Freewave Technologies. “Our joint focus on enabling
industrial customers with data platforms that can transform their
operations while improving productivity and reducing operating costs is
of paramount importance to both our companies’ missions. It’s a unique
hand-in-glove type of relationship and it has many automation
integrators excited about the endless opportunities that can be created
from our partnership.”

FreeWave will be a primary sponsor at Inductive Automation’s Discovery
Day on Implementing IIoT Strategies for Large Enterprise Architectures
to be held at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Fla.,
Feb. 4-7. More info is available here.

About Inductive Automation

Inductive Automation creates industrial software that empowers
organizations to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all
technological and economic obstacles. By cross-pollinating IT with SCADA
technologies, Inductive Automation created Ignition software, the first
universal industrial application platform with unlimited potential.
Ignition empowers industrial organizations around the world and in
virtually every industry, with an outstanding software platform and
top-notch support. For more information, visit

About FreeWave Technologies

FreeWave Technologies is a leading provider of wireless Machine to
Machine solutions that deliver reliable access to data for companies in
the Industrial Internet of Things markets. With a significant presence
in the oil and gas industry, FreeWave’s fast, flexible and
easy-to-deploy solutions streamline connectivity over long distances
with proven operational efficiencies for government
and defense
, UAV/Drone,
, energy and smart
networks, and municipalities. With 25 years of experience
in the RF and Edge Computing market and millions of devices deployed in
the field, customers repeatedly turn to FreeWave for reliable
connectivity and programmable network appliance devices to optimize
real-time decision making.


Dava Baumann, FreeWave Technologies
Meyers, Inductive Automation
1 800-266-7798; Outside U.S.

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