Utilities & Smart Grids

Powering new IIoT gains that give utility providers a smarter edge

Addressing increased regulatory and customer pressure requires an intelligent plan forward.

With FreeWave, utility providers can rapidly enhance their current infrastructure to pull more data from their remote operations, driving efficiency, automating processes and compliance, and delighting end-users.

Add New Intelligence to Your Utility Operations, Today

Breathe new life into aging utility systems with FreeWave’s ‘Edge Evolved’ connectivity and computing solutions. Not only can you easily connect to dispersed assets for reliable data transfer, even in challenging RF environments, but you can also enable data processing to take place where these assets reside – in real-time as the data is generated.

Adding this IQ-infused smart layer to your existing network infrastructure immediately reduces bandwidth requirements – by as much as 80% to 95% – and in turn allows more data to be utilized across your utility grid. With more insights, you can make better, faster decisions about operational performance and maintenance needs, and enable remote site automation to optimize grid management from any location.


Enabling Technologies

Rugged Wireless Radios
Embedded to Enclosed


Edge Computing
For Smart Grid Applications

Edge Sensing
For Real-time Remote Monitoring

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What’s Enabled

With FreeWave’s rugged RF foundation and edge computing platform, utility providers can enable any number of smart energy applications, including but not limited to:

smart grid systems

Smart Grid Systems

Enable a control system that monitors and optimizes the efficiency of the grid in real-time.

maintenance scheduling

Automated Maintenance Scheduling

Ensure that maintenance is proactively planned based on system performance to avoid any downtime.

remote perimeter monitoring

Remote Perimeter Security

Enable around-the-clock, real-time intrusion detection and perimeter monitoring near mission-critical utility systems.

remote site communications

Remote Site Communications

Keep all employees connected to the edge data they need, no matter where they roam for repairs.

smart breakers

Smart Breakers

Enable long-distance remote monitoring, configuration, and control to avoid potential blackouts.

substation automation

Substation Automation

Reliably monitor and control all smart devices within a substation.

accuflow optimizes smart grid apps

Mexico’s Electric Power Leader Deploys Wireless M2M Communications for Smart Grid Apps

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outdoor iot networking

Saudi Electricity Company Solves IoT Networking Challenge with FreeWave

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It’s all possible with FreeWave.

FreeWave’s integrated connectivity and edge computing platform brings IIoT benefits to utility providers in a compact, ruggedized package made to withstand the harsh outdoor environments in which utility systems operate.


Low-power, operating in broad temperature range


60+ mile connectivity range in challenging RF environments


Include inherently cybersecure FHSS technology and multiple encryption options

Future-Ready, Now

Smart radios have capabilities for edge intelligence built-in


Commercial & Enterprise Applications at a Glance

Application Note

Commercial & Enterprise Applications at a Glance

Explore the many applications of FreeWave products in Oil & Gas, Utilities, Precision Agriculture, and much more.

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Fault Circuit Indicators and Wireless M2M: Hawaiian Electric

Case Study

Fault Circuit Indicators and Wireless M2M: Hawaiian Electric

FreeWave optimizes fault circuit indicators and wireless M2M communications at Hawaiian Electric.

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Industrial IoT Edge Platform


Industrial IoT Edge Platform

See how FreeWave's IQ-infused Zum family of products combine wireless connectivity and edge computing capabilities to bring your Intelligent Edge within reach.

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FreeWave and Ignition Edge MQTT:

Modernize your industrial edge, today.

Together, FreeWave and Inductive Automation will transform your poll-response topology into a modern, bandwidth-efficient publish/subscribe architecture – rapidly enhancing the investments you already have.

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2020 ENTELEC Conference & Exposition, Booth #313

April 7-9, 2020 | Houston, TX

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