Full Spectrum lauds finalization of New Wireless Standard for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 17, 2017 -- Full Spectrum Inc., a leading supplier of private licensed broadband cellular data networks, elaborated today on the new IEEE 802.16s wireless standard for the industrial internet.  The new standard enables secure wireless connectivity for critical applications such as electric grids, nuclear facilities, water, gas and hazardous pipelines, transportation (including rail and autonomous vehicles), and homeland security.

Two and half years ago, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Utility Technologies Council (UTC) and 20 of the United States’ largest utility companies initiated a process to develop a new wireless standard dedicated to the burgeoning need for increased industrial internet communications. The group designed the standard to meet industrial application demands for security, range, data rates and reliability - needs that were not being met by the consumer networks offered by the cellular operators such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

Full Spectrum served as an active participant in the creation of the standard, contributing key portions of its wireless technology portfolio to be integrated within the standardization process. The use of the Company’s patented software defined radio (SDR) technology accelerated the completion of the standard, which has passed through various aspects of the approval process in near-record time. Further, the Company has also begun to implement a network service for mission critical entities, beginning in the New York City metro area, leveraging the new standard’s capabilities.

Full Spectrum’s technology, upon which the standard is based, was recently featured in an article from Cate Lawrence of the influential technology news website ReadWrite, as “[envisioning] a private nationwide network with a variety of secure and reliable applications — conducting autonomous vehicle traffic, sensor traffic for perimeter security, radiation sensors with high-end sensing, and data networks for specific applications…Mass adoption of Full Spectrum’s technology will be revolutionary in improving reliability and efficiency, and in replacing aging infrastructure.”

“We are excited to join the group of organizations and companies that supported the development of the new standard,” said Stewart Kantor, CEO and co-founder of Full Spectrum. “We look forward to advancing the adoption of the industrial internet and the benefits it offers to increased productivity, safety and security.”

About Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum Inc. is a private network service provider that also designs, develops, manufactures, sells and supports its multi-patented, Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology. Mission critical industries including utilities, defense, oil & gas, and transportation companies can either subscribe to an existing Full Spectrum network or purchase and deploy the Company’s SDR technology for their own private broadband cellular network. Full Spectrum’s SDR technology supports IEEE 802.16s, the new worldwide standard for private wide area industrial networks.

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Robert Burchard
Director, Business Development
Full Spectrum Inc.
rburchard@fullspectrumnet.com

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Full Spectrum Announces Plans to Deploy Nationwide Wireless Data Service for Mission Critical Communications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 01, 2017 -  Full Spectrum Inc., a leading supplier of private broadband cellular data network technology announced today its plans to establish a nationwide network service designed for mission critical data communications.  The Company will begin with private service in the New York City Metropolitan Area, covering up to 20,000 square miles and 20 million people in portions of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The network will be available for a multitude of mission critical applications where security, reliability and network availability are of paramount importance including electric, gas and nuclear utilities; transportation, including rail and automated vehicles; environmental monitoring including water and air quality; coastal and homeland security; and seismic monitoring. The service will allow for complete digital and physical separation from the public internet over the entire service area and will integrate and function as backhaul for state of the art industrial gateways such as LoRaWAN™ Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) among others.

“We are very excited to take the next step in our Company’s evolution as a service provider for mission critical applications within one of the nation’s largest economic hubs,” said Stewart Kantor, CEO of Full Spectrum. “Our technology has been embraced by the electric utility industry over the past 6 years and has become the basis for a new worldwide wireless standard for mission critical networks known as 802.16s or ‘Gridman.’  To date our technology has been used exclusively by utilities for their own communication needs spanning hundreds of thousands of square miles. Due to increasing demand for networks that can support mission critical applications, we believe it is time to make the technology available for industries that need similar secure network services but aren’t capable of running their own private networks.”  The Company will also be offering service level agreements to its customers, the lack of which is a persistent weakness within existing cellular network services.

Service in the New York Metropolitan area is expected to be fully operational by the end of Q3 2017 with additional markets launching later in the year.  The Company is also soliciting direct customer input on desired coverage areas including underserved extreme rural areas.

Companies interested in obtaining information on service availability or requesting service availability, please inquire at www.fullspectrumnet.com/network-services.

About Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum Inc. is a private network service provider that also designs, develops, manufactures, sells and supports its multi-patented, Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology.  Mission critical industries including utilities, defense, oil & gas, and transportation companies can either subscribe to an existing Full Spectrum network or purchase and deploy the company’s SDR technology for their own private broadband cellular network.  Full Spectrum’s SDR technology supports IEEE 802.16s, the new worldwide standard for private wide area industrial networks.                                                                                                                                                    

 

Corporate Contact: 
Robert Burchard
Director, Business Development
Full Spectrum Inc.
rburchard@fullspectrumnet.com

Media Relations Contact:
Kate Caruso-Sharpe
Account Director
FischTank PR and Marketing 
kate@fischtankpr.com

Critical infrastructure: Off the web, out of danger?

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Full Spectrum’s Patented Wireless Technology Presents Low Cost Virtual Fence Option for U.S. Government

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - March 01, 2017 - Full Spectrum Inc., a leading supplier of private broadband cellular data networks for critical infrastructure and defense applications, today introduced its next generation wireless technology for wide area data communications including state-of-the-art virtual fence applications.

Previous projects, such as the SBInet virtual fence commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security in 2006, were scrapped after failing to meet minimum objectives both in area coverage and with substantial cost overruns after $1 billion was spent covering only 59 miles of the 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border.  However, new industrial wireless and sensor technologies, fueled by the industrial internet of things (IoT), are now capable of meeting the coverage, latency and security needs that could not be attained by technologies used for previous defense projects.

Full Spectrum’s software defined radio (SDR) technology for private wireless data networks provides expanded network coverage and secure, faster data communications all at a fraction of the cost of previous network deployment projects. The Company’s SDR technology was designed to support the wide area data communications needs for critical infrastructure applications, including cybersecurity requirements for mission critical electric grids.  Full Spectrum’s technology is directly transferable to the defense and security industries with its ability to create cost-effective virtual monitoring and security along the nation’s borders including land, air and sea. 

Full Spectrum estimates that its wireless base station technology can create coverage along the entire U.S.-Mexico border for less than $10,000 per mile, which is roughly one-tenth of one percent of the $12.5 million per mile estimate for the physical wall. Based on Company estimates, the wireless technology, which leverages the existing tower and backhaul infrastructure installed along the border, could be deployed and operating within 12 months of project authorization. This would effectively provide an additional layer of security before, during and after physical border completion.  In addition, the Company’s remote radios could be installed virtually anywhere within a 30-mile range of the border to create a secure, internet of things for digital security devices including drones, video cameras, thermal imaging devices and low cost sensor networks.

“The renewed discussion related to border security has significantly increased the market opportunity for our technology, one that is capable of establishing a virtual digital fence at a fraction of the cost of previous wireless technologies,” said Stewart Kantor, CEO of Full Spectrum. “Full Spectrum’s technology is designed to provide the wide area ubiquitous coverage needed for various security applications while providing a high level of efficiency and interconnectivity.” 

Kantor further stressed, “As the federal government explores options to secure the border, we certainly look forward to the opportunity of presenting our solution to quickly increase security while easing the burden on U.S. taxpayers.”

The Company expects that the new demands for homeland security will help foster new relationships between the federal government and Silicon Valley technology companies.

About Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, sells and supports FullMAX, its multi-patented, Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology.  Utility companies purchase and deploy FullMAX networks in order to create private broadband cellular networks to support their wide area data communications needs.  FullMAX technology supports IEEE 802.16s, the new worldwide standard for wide area private wireless networks.

Corporate Contact:
Robert Burchard
Director, Business Development
Full Spectrum Inc.
rburchard@FullSpectrumNet.com

Media Relations Contact:
Kate Caruso-Sharpe
FischTank PR and Marketing
Kate@FischTankPR.com

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