Environmental Protection

Wastewater Facilities Automate Monitoring Systems with Wireless Data Communications

FreeWave’s reliable, long range and easily deployed radios gather and transmit critical data for water and wastewater facilities.

FreeWave Technologies has announced that together with its technology solution partner Process Control Dynamics, Inc. (PCD Sales), it has installed wireless data radios for Parker Water and Sanitation District’s communication network. The radios provide real-time monitoring and transmission of critical data to help ensure high-quality, safe water for more than 17,000 single family equivalents (SFEs) deployed across 43 square miles of the Parker, Colorado community.

“FreeWave’s radios were easily integrated into our existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network and can communicate with all of our Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs),” said Kirk Magnusson, systems administration manager at Parker Water and Sanitation District. “The result is one cohesive system that sends critical data in real-time. With the configuration and diagnostics tools that FreeWave offers, we also can manage the radios from our desktop.”

Parker Water and Sanitation District was looking for a radio provider that could help it achieve reliable wireless data communication with real-time data transmission. With the help of PCD Sales and the opportunity to do a path study prior to purchasing FreeWave radios, Parker Water and Sanitation District determined that FreeWave was the best choice for its network. Today, the radios are used for monitoring critical data at its water and wastewater facilities, including tank levels, temperatures, pressures, and pump control.

“At FreeWave, we work hard to ensure our wireless radios not only perform, but that we do everything possible to make sure our customers receive the top-notch service they deserve,” said Ashish Sharma chief marketing officer at FreeWave Technologies. “Our low power consumption technology that provides extremely long range communication is a great fit for such remote automation applications.”

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