Full Spectrum and AutomaTech Form Partnership for Expansion Into New Industrial Markets

SUNNYVALE, CA and PLYMOUTH, MA--(November 28, 2017) - Full Spectrum Inc., a leading supplier of private licensed wireless data networks, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with AutomaTech Inc. for the distribution of Full Spectrum's FullMAX™ wireless network technology into new industrial markets.

AutomaTech is one of the nation's largest resellers of industrial automation hardware and software, with a substantial presence in the Northeast United States. AutomaTech will have the exclusive distribution rights to sell FullMAX™ equipment to water and waste water utilities in the Northeast.

FullMAX™ is the basis for the recently issued IEEE 802.16s wireless standard designed specifically to meet the security and reliability needs of the Industrial Internet. While initially developed for the US electric utility industry, a number of mission critical markets are now embracing the 802.16s standard including the oil & gas industry, the security and defense market, water and wastewater utilities, the transportation industry and municipalities, among others.

"We are very excited about the new partnership with AutomaTech and the potential it offers for widespread adoption of FullMAX™ in the United States," said Stewart Kantor, CEO of Full Spectrum. "AutomaTech brings an exceptional level of expertise in industrial automation including the ability to deliver solutions related to edge connectivity, cyber security and the monitoring and control of industrial networks."

"We see FullMAX™ technology and the 802.16s standard as a great enabler of the Industrial Internet," said Tom Schiller, President of AutomaTech. "802.16s fills in several major missing puzzle pieces for the vision of the Industrial Internet of Things, including a highly secure, scalable and reliable wireless networking technology to support the rapid adoption of new industrial applications."

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.

About AutomaTech

AutomaTech is one of the largest industrial automation software and hardware resellers in North America. AutomaTech is helping customers navigate the solutions for the Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0 with edge and cloud solutions with visualization and predictive analytics. We provide 1st class customer service from technical phone support to presales help with our Solution Architects helping customers apply the latest solutions to their applications and our inside customer service team who is here to help with all your product, delivery and pricing needs.

 

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Full Spectrum Highlights the Publication of New Wireless Standard for the Industrial Internet of Things

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2017 - Full Spectrum Inc., a leading supplier of private licensed broadband cellular data networks, today highlighted the finalization and publication of the new wireless standard for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The new standard, titled IEEE 802.16s-2017 – Standard for Air Interface for Broadband Wireless Access Systems, offers secure wireless connectivity in licensed frequencies for mission-critical data applications.

IEEE 802.16s provides wireless data communications using licensed radio frequencies to meet the ongoing and burgeoning needs for industrial internet connectivity. The standard specifically meets the demand for security, low latency, capacity, and reliability in industrial wide area networks. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Utility Technologies Council (UTC), 20 of the United States’ largest utility companies, and select technology providers, including Full Spectrum, spearheaded the development of the new standard. Full Spectrum served as an active participant in the creation of the standard, contributing portions of its wireless technology portfolio.

While initially developed for the US electric utility industry, a variety of other mission-critical sectors domestically and internationally are now embracing the standard including the oil & gas industry, the security and defense markets, water and wastewater utilities and the transportation industry, among others.

“The completion of the standard ensures a safe, secure and highly reliable wireless data communications protocol for the industrial internet,” said Stewart Kantor, CEO and co-founder of Full Spectrum. “Mission-critical operators have faced the dilemma of relying on unlicensed wireless technology like WiFi or unsecure and unreliable carrier based solutions designed for consumers. We believe our technology coupled with the standard will now ensure IIoT efforts will no longer have to compromise.”

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

Full Spectrum Inc. Announces Appointment of Eric Brock to Board of Directors

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2017 -- Full Spectrum Inc., a leading supplier of private licensed wireless data networks, announced today that Eric Brock has joined the Company’s Board of Directors as Executive Chairman. In this role, Brock will help guide the company on strategic matters and assist in attracting growth capital.

“We are thrilled to have Eric join the Full Spectrum team,” said Stewart Kantor, CEO and co-founder of Full Spectrum. “He brings a wealth of business experience which will be valuable in building our organization to support rapid growth. One of Eric’s near-term priorities will be to secure the financing needed to support our growth plans as the demand for our FullMAX technology and product portfolio continues to expand across multiple market sectors, both domestically and internationally.”

Brock has over twenty years of global banking and investing experience. He currently manages a private investment fund after having recently left Clough Capital Partners, a Boston-based investment firm where he was a founding partner and Portfolio Manager. His portfolio responsibilities at Clough included significant activity in Asia and the emerging markets. Prior to Clough, Brock was an investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co. and an accountant at Ernst & Young, LLP.

“Full Spectrum is an innovative company working to enable the rapidly emerging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) through FullMAX and I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for the Company,” said Brock. “Full Spectrum has spent considerable energy developing valuable, ready-to-go technology designed to meet the rigorous demands of wireless industrial applications, including security, capacity and reliability. Today, we have unsolicited interest from a variety of industries for numerous applications including automated electric grids, oil & gas fields and pipelines, rail and autonomous transportation, security and commercial & industrial drones. We expect Full Spectrum to be poised for substantial growth as we execute our plan to scale the organization.”

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
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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.

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

Are North American utilities safe against cyber attacks?

Are North American utilities safe against cyber attacks?

Full Spectrum CEO, Stewart Kantor, talks about the best practices and what private cellular networks utility companies nationwide should implement in order to protect our critical infrastructure from cyber attacks in this ReadWrite article.

Keeping Smart Cities Safe In The Battle For Cyber Security

Keeping Smart Cities Safe In The Battle For Cyber Security

Full Spectrum CEO, Stewart Kantor, lends his expertise to Smart & Resilient Cities, discussing the best and most effective security practices against the onslaught of cyber threats deriving from potential hackers and what exactly that means to our cities’ critical infrastructure.

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?

Critical infrastructure: Off the web, out of danger?

Full Spectrum's CEO Stewart Kantor shares insight with Taylor Armerding of CSO Online regarding the current cyber threat to our nation's critical infrastructure and best practices being taken by utilities, including the creation of the new IEEE 802.16s which addresses network security and shifts utility operations to secure, physically and digitally separated networks.

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

Oil & Gas Technology Trends for 2017

Oil & Gas Technology Trends for 2017

Downstream Today syndicated the article from Rigzone where Full Spectrum's CEO, Stewart Kantor, shares insight on 2017 technology trends for the oil & gas industry, including the increased use of IoT automation and the shift to more reliable & secure data communications.