OREM, UT /PRNewswire/ -- FreeLinc, a pioneer and market leader in secure wireless technologies, announced that it has joined the EDGE Innovation Network, a collaborative open-environment initiative enabling industry, academia, and government to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of technology and innovation to the warfighter. Sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems and located in Scottsdale, AZ, the EDGE provides facilities and laboratories for developing and testing technologies, products, and systems to equip a new breed of warfighter, who is mobile, connected, and informed.
As a technology member, FreeLinc will introduce its secure wireless capabilities, based on its patented Near-Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) technology, to EDGE members and supporters in the military and government. "Our secure wireless capabilities have already led to military initiatives, including the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate Program," stated Anthony Sutera, FreeLinc, CEO. "We know we will bring value to mission-critical initiatives directed by both EDGE member partners and government program management participants," said Mr. Sutera.
Members recently joining the EDGE Innovation Network include the University of Montana, Mizzoula, MT; Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, CA; Rockwell Collins Optronics, Carlsbad, CA; ITT Corp., Night Vision Division, Roanoke, VA; Rally Point Management LLC, Niceville, FL; and Sonik Messaging Systems Inc., Vista, CA.
The EDGE center officially opened in Scottsdale, AZ, in December 2006. To date, there are more than 57 members and supporters representing industry, academia, and government.
FreeLinc, founded in 2003, is the largest secure wireless capabilities company in the industry. Its patented product capabilities use the latest generation of NFMI technology, enabling highly reliable, secure communications. FreeLinc's communications capabilities are of special interest to the military because of its inherent security, non-RF protocols, low-power consumption, and spectrum-usage advantages.