VanZandt/Eagle Automation Joins FreeWave Technologies’ Partner Program to Expand IIoT Solutions to Energy and Industrial Markets

April 27, 2023 – Boulder, Colo. – FreeWave Technologies, Inc. today announced that VanZandt Controls/Eagle Automation, an industry leader in Valve Automation, Flow Measurement, Instrumentation and Controls, joined its solutions program as a value-added distributor. VanZandt/Eagle recently acquired Commercial Radio, Midland TX. Since 2003, Commercial Radio has become a trusted distributor of Industrial Communications products including wired, Wi-Fi, radio, microwave, cameras, solar, antennas and towers.  This acquisition now provides VanZandt/Eagle the ability to offer FreeWave solutions in its 13 branch locations.   

FreeWave Technologies is widely known in the industry for its remote site connectivity, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Edge computing solutions producing robust, rugged, and reliable connectivity options for remote industrial operations. “We look forward to serving VanZandt’s expansive customer base with FreeWave solutions that bring their data closer to them no matter when they need it or where they are,” said Steve Wulchin, FreeWave CEO and Chairman. “VanZandt is a proven leader in many industrial segments where we can align to bring the best solutions for remote data.”

“FreeWave and VanZandt/Eagle have a tremendous opportunity to expand the industrial data-connected solutions market.” Don Maness, CEO of VanZandt commented. “We provide customers with intelligent field devices, controllers, and SCADA solutions.  The addition of Freewave allows us to offer a complete and secure IIoT solution.  We are excited to collaborate with a company that shares our vision and value of providing the best solutions to the market.”

About FreeWave Technologies

Based in Boulder, Colo., for 30 years, FreeWave Technologies has connected the unconnected with a reliable ecosystem of edge intelligent radios and solutions – manufactured in the United States – to optimize the razor’s edge of innovations for remote industrial operations. FreeWave has a legacy of solving thousands of customer challenges globally across multiple industries and can help transform and future-proof operations.

About VanZandt/Eagle Automation

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Tex., VanZandt Controls/Eagle Automation has over 200 employees across 13 branch locations serving Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Kansas, and Arkansas.  The company is a Lifecycle Provider of products, solutions, and services to industrial customers.  Key offerings are valve automation, flow measurement, instrumentation, and controls.  “Faith, Family, Integrity and Diversity” are the core values of the company.  The brand promise is “First to Quote, First to Deliver, Reliable Service.”  This promise is supported by top tier product manufacturers, a highly skilled sales force, inventory in every branch location, vendor managed inventory solutions, a panel shop, board repair shop, valve production, four machine shops, and a branch service team. 

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