Full Spectrum CEO Stewart Kantor to present at the Lexington Institute’s Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid Capitol Hill Forum

Full Spectrum CEO Stewart Kantor to present at the Lexington Institute’s Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid Capitol Hill Forum

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 08, 2018 -- Full Spectrum, a leading supplier of private licensed broadband cellular data networks, announced that its CEO, Stewart Kantor, will be speaking today on the topic of Cybersecurity & the Electric Grid at the Lexington Institute’s Capitol Hill Forum.  The forum will take place at 12:00pm EST at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, room 201AB in Washington D.C. ™

The purpose of this forum will be to discuss the threat our nation’s security and economic stability would face if a cyberattack on the electric grid were to result in a widespread power outage. It will also highlight the tools, policies and strategies that can be implemented to ensure these cyber threats do not compromise the grid. 

In his presentation, Mr. Kantor will share insight on how private, licensed, wireless networks that are built to the new worldwide IEEE 802.16s wireless standard, like Full Spectrum’s FullMAXTM network and technology, can help separate critical functions of the grid to greatly reduce exposure to hacker entry points. He will also elaborate on how private networks that use licensed spectrum provide greater reliability within critical grid operations, allowing for a faster response, isolation of servers and restoration of services in the event of a cyberattack.

Mr. Kantor was selected as a speaker due to his work with U.S. utilities to secure their wireless data communications networks from threats including cyberattacks and natural disasters. He has also been an active thought leader on the topic of grid security, contributing to stories on recent grid cyber threats. Full Spectrum’s insight and technology were utilized in the creation of the new worldwide 802.16s standard and have been integrated into smart grid networks and other mission-critical industries across the U.S. including oil & gas, transportation, defense and water utilities.

“I am thrilled to share our perspective on the state of the electric grid’s security with other industry experts who also understand the importance of tackling this issue,” said Stewart Kantor, CEO at Full Spectrum. “We have been emphasizing the importance of grid security and reliability for over 15 years; we realize that our robust and world leading digital based economy is becoming increasingly reliant on ‘perfect power’ delivery but also understand that cyberattacks have emerged and will remain a significant threat. New standards like 802.16s are designed to help utilities adopt private wireless networks for Mission Critical Industrial Internet connectivity (MC-IoT) without taking on the added risks that public cellular or unlicensed networks create for the grid.”

This forum commences following a concerning year for the security of the nation’s power grid. Last year, a virus known as “Industroyer” or “Crash Override” was purposely aimed at disrupting and damaging utility equipment and causing electricity blackouts. Earlier this year, the FBI and DHS announced that Russian hackers have been actively attacking the U.S. power grid. As these threats elevate, it’s critical for utilities, policy makers and technology providers to work together to identify new approaches to protect the grid.

For more information on this forum, please visit http://www.lexingtoninstitute.org/capitol-hill-event-cybersecurity-electric-grid-6-8-18/

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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Is 5G a panacea for all things IoT?

Is 5G a panacea for all things IoT?

Full Spectrum CEO, Stewart Kantor, is featured in this interview on how 5G isn't the "go-to" networks for the Industrial Internet of Things and how the new IEEE 802.16s Standard will be the right cybersecurity measure to run these operations over.

Full Spectrum to Speak at ThinkBIG 2018 Conference

Full Spectrum to Speak at ThinkBIG 2018 Conference

CEO Stewart Kantor to share insights on advantages of private licensed wireless networks for industrial Internet connectivity

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 17, 2018 -- Full Spectrum Inc., a leading supplier of private licensed wireless data networks and solutions, announced today its CEO, Stewart Kantor, will participate on an expert panel at AutomaTech’s ThinkBIG 2018 Conference on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for mission-critical and infrastructure applications.

The conference, which begins today, will elaborate on the Industrial Internet or Industry 4.0 and the advantages to infrastructure and industrial applications. It will also provide attendees with actionable information on best practices for incorporating and utilizing IIoT within their own operations, addressing current industry trends, security concerns and elements to consider with implementation

The conference starts May 17 in Westford, Mass. and will be held in three other cities including Bernardsville, N.J. on May 22; Alexandria, Va. on May 24; and Buffalo, N.Y. on June 19. Each event will feature breakout sections, exhibitions, networking opportunities and the featured expert panel.

Full Spectrum CEO Stewart Kantor will share the Company’s experience establishing IIoT for mission critical entities, and the advantages of private, licensed wireless networks, most notably the company’s FullMAX™ technology. Mr. Kantor will be accompanied by other industry leaders from GE Digital, Facility ConneX, Moxa, Stratus, Factora and PTC ThingWorx.

“We look forward, during this conference, to discussing how industrial users can easily and effectively implement secure, reliable IIoT connectivity in the field. We also appreciate this opportunity, made possible through our strategic partner, AutomaTech, to present alongside a number of other thought leaders in the industry,” said Stewart Kantor, CEO of Full Spectrum. “The rapid adoption of IoT has left industrial users in search of wireless connectivity, however, there have been significant differences in demands for the consumer IoT compared to IIoT including security, reliability and availability. We will elaborate on the differences between IoT and IIoT and how to begin to implement industrial Internet connectivity.”

To learn more about the conference or register for any of the events, please visit:

http://www.automatech.com/industry-events/

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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Interview: How businesses can safeguard their digital processes

Interview: How businesses can safeguard their digital processes

Full Spectrum CEO Stewart Kantor was featured in this Q&A interview for Digital Journal on how we can best protect the nation's critical infrastructure from cyber attacks and what practices must be implemented to prevent attacks from happening in the future.

Russia Attacked the US Power Grid for Two Years. Now What?

Russia Attacked the US Power Grid for Two Years. Now What?

Constance Couris from Real Clear Energy spoke with Full Spectrum's CEO Stewart Kantor about the IEEE 802.16s standard in this article on what the national government and utilities need to do bolster the cybersecurity of the power grid

IIoT Security and Threats Invited by Public Networks

IIoT Security and Threats Invited by Public Networks

In this contributor article for CyberDefense Magazine, Full Spectrum CEO, Stewart Kantor, explains just how vulnerable our country's critical infrastructure currently is and how moving industrial IoT (IIoT) away from the public internet will severely mitigate these risks.

Full Spectrum Announces Major Expansion Plans to Support Accelerated Demand for its FullMAX™ Wireless Industrial Internet Technology

Full Spectrum Announces Major Expansion Plans to Support Accelerated Demand for its FullMAX™ Wireless Industrial Internet Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 20, 2018 -- Full Spectrum, a leading supplier of private licensed broadband cellular data networks, announced today a series of growth initiatives designed to provide additional sales and engineering support for its Industrial Internet customers and markets. The initiative is in direct response to increased worldwide demand for its wireless Industrial Internet solutions.

Full Spectrum has seen a significant increase in demand from its existing customers and a growing pipeline of new business opportunities since the publishing of the new IEEE 802.16s wireless standard in the fourth quarter of 2017. The elevated interest in FullMAX™ technology and IEEE 802.16s solutions spans multiple industries and geographies requiring a major expansion of company resources including sales and engineering support teams, and increased manufacturing and production capabilities.

“The IEEE 802.16s standard has been a game changer for customers interested in deploying Industrial IoT applications,” said Guy Simpson, Chief Operating Officer at Full Spectrum. “Given the increased demand for our technology, we are ramping up our capabilities to service customers on a global scale. This focus on corporate development has resulted in multiple deployments and pilots, a trend we expect to continue as customers become more aware of the importance of possessing private, licensed networks.”

A key driver for the growth in FullMAX™ technology is the need for wireless backhaul of new low-cost sensor networks (e.g. LoRaWAN technology) and edge-computing data. The Company’s growth plans include an ambitious hiring program to establish high performance operations at all levels.

“We are placing a significant emphasis on adding best-in-class engineering talent to support high volume deployments of our FullMAX™ technology,” said Mr. Simpson. “Full Spectrum will also expand its sales and marketing efforts, establishing regional sales offices and value-added reseller (VAR) support in targeted industries spanning electric utilities, oil & gas, water & wastewater, transportation and government and homeland security.

Mr. Simpson concluded, “It is critical to have top-notch engineering talent and resources to service and support our customers, by being there not just for system development, but on an ongoing basis to provide solutions for mission-critical operations.”

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 Marketing & PR
kate@fischtankpr.com

802.16s: a superior option for the Industrial Internet of Things.

802.16s: a superior option for the Industrial Internet of Things.

This Microwaves & RF article illustrates the benefits and advantages that are leveraged in critical infrastructure when running their networks over the new IEEE 802.16s standard. "The 802.16s standard is clearly an alternative to the current choices for longer-range industrial IoT wireless technologies. Licensed spectrum is available if you need that extra security & reliability."

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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FischTank PR and Marketing
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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
kate@fischtankpr.com

 

 

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