FreeWave Technologies, Inc. has announced the industry’s first IIoT Programmable Radio (IPR), which supports third party software applications for Edge and Fog Computing in IIoT communication networks. FreeWave’s IPR can support JAVA, Python, C, and C+ and connects to any IP device or sensor. The platform can host third party and proprietary IIoT applications for energy, utility, municipal, smart city, government, military use cases and more.
“Our IIoT Programmable Radio is a key component in driving high-speed data transmission and connectivity from the Edge to the end-user – it serves as the ‘2’ in Sensor-2-Server,” said Scott Allen, CMO at FreeWave Technologies. “Industrial organizations are beginning to realize the power of moving beyond Big Data into Smart Data, and enabling the deployment of IoT apps specifically designed to put intelligence at the Edge is a transformational tool for the industry.”
The rise of Fog Computing as a driver of intelligent analytics created a need for industrial companies to transport more data faster from Edge sensors. Rather than transport massive packets of data – Big Data –a programmable platform deployed at the edge of IP networks enables sensor control functionality and allows them to send smaller packets of data as determined by the IIoT app. This results in Smart Data that streamlines decision making, provides predictive analytics for maintenance and support, and allows organizations to automate processes that previously required ongoing, manual attention.