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Long Range Wireless Radios incorporate FIPS 140-2 encryption.

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August 13, 2012 - Enabling data links to pass secure encrypted data on real-time basis, Spartan Series is suited for government and defense applications, including command and control of unmanned systems. Radio systems feature up to 32 unique crypto keys, remote capability to zeroize individual or all keys, NSA Suite B algorithms, and ability to upgrade to DS-101 key loading interface. Configurations include: 2.4 GHz Serial, 2.4 GHz Ethernet, 1.3 GHz Serial, 1.3 GHz Ethernet, and 225-400 MHz Serial.

Freewave Technologies, Inc.

1880 S. Flatiron Ct., Boulder, CO, 80301, USA

Original Press Release

FreeWave Unveils Industry's First Long Range Wireless Radio Solution with Advanced Encryption Capability

Press release date: August 7, 2012

Company strengthens wireless communication leadership with new Spartan Series of wireless radios that incorporates FIPS 140-2 Level 2 technology for secure command and control of unmanned systems

LAS VEGAS, -- AUVSI, (Booth #4057), FreeWave Technologies, (http://www.freewave.com), manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, today announced the Spartan Series of wireless radios for the government and defense markets, incorporating the most advanced implementation of FIPS 140-2 encryption technology for secure long-range communications in the industry. FreeWave's Spartan solution is designed to provide a highly secure communications link for a variety of government and defense applications, including command and control of unmanned systems. FreeWave will unveil the Spartan Series today at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America event in Las Vegas.

"FreeWave is helping its government and defense customers overcome security challenges for mission-critical applications where failure is not an option," said Phil Linker, government and defense product manager at FreeWave Technologies. "Based on our proven wireless communications platform, the new Spartan Series will provide a highly sophisticated and unique encryption technology. This will enable a very high level of trusted security for mission-critical applications, such as the command and control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and other unmanned systems."

The Spartan solution was developed due to the increasing demand by government and defense customers for communication data links that offer highly reliable transmission and receipt of secure encrypted data. It also is especially timely given the recent signing of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) re-authorization bill. This bill paves the way for the full integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in commercial U.S. skies by September 2015. Furthermore, the Department of Defense has mandated the requirement for FIPS validated encryption in applications such as command and control of UAS platforms.

The Spartan solution enables data links to pass secure encrypted data both reliably and on a real-time basis. The solution offers a small and lightweight footprint that is attractive for systems where space is limited. Additionally, the Spartan solution is future-proof, offering an upgrade path to NSA Secret and Below (SaB), as UAV and other unmanned systems look to enhance security in the future. Additional product features offered by the Spartan Series include:
-- Up to 32 unique crypto keys
-- Remote capability to zeroize an individual key or all keys
-- NSA "Suite B" algorithms
-- The ability to upgrade to a DS-101 key loading interface
-- Advanced key handling architecture

The Spartan solution is pending Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 certification that is expected in the near future.

"We have a strong heritage of providing extremely reliable long range wireless radio solutions for secure applications," said Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer at FreeWave Technologies. "The Spartan Series' new compact, state-of-the-art technology further advances the reliable delivery of mission-critical data and allows our customers the ability to seamlessly migrate toward a more secure platform."

FreeWave Technologies will be showcasing the Spartan Series in its booth (#4057) at AUVSI. Attendees are invited to the booth for a complimentary product demonstration.

Spartan Product Configurations
The Spartan Series will initially be available in the following configurations:
-- 2.4 GHz Serial
-- 2.4 GHz Ethernet
-- 1.3 GHz Serial
-- 1.3 GHz Ethernet
-- 225 - 400 MHz Serial

For more details about the Spartan Series, please visit: (www.freewave.com).

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About FreeWave Technologies
Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies manufactures the most reliable, high performing, lowest power consumption, spread spectrum and licensed radios for mission-critical data transmission. Through engineering excellence and a relentless commitment to best-in-class manufacturing, FreeWave customers enjoy superior radio up-time, range and the lowest cost of ownership available. Based in Boulder, Colorado, FreeWave designs and manufactures radios that are the leading choice for oil and gas, utility, military and numerous other industrial applications. Organizations that count on radio data communications for operational success - where failure and down-time are not an option - trust FreeWave for custom network design, system engineering and customer support that are unparalleled in the market. For additional information, contact FreeWave directly at 866.399.4930 or at newsinfo@freewave.com. Visit the company's website at (www.freewave.com).

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