SOURCE: Synapse Wireless Inc.

Synapse provides wireless communication technology for wireless control and monitoring of M2M

September 23, 2009 12:00 ET

Synapse's Snap® "Well Positioned" for M2M, Says Frost & Sullivan

Synapse Named Emerging Company of the Year for 2009

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - Synapse Wireless®, the leader in Internet-enabled, wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, has been awarded the North America Emerging Company of the Year for 2009 Award by Frost & Sullivan.

When citing the reasons for selecting Synapse above all others in this crowded, new market, Frost & Sullivan stated that, "since the introduction of the Internet as a building automation tool, no other technology has had as profound an impact as wireless technology. Synapse is well positioned to evolve with current and potentially nascent wireless and TCP/IP standards, spearheading the efforts toward acceptance and adoption of wireless and open protocols."

"Synapse's SNAP will revolutionize wireless sensor networks," said Michael Davidson, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. "The simplicity of developing an application using SNAP is close to incredible -- every customer that has used SNAP has been amazed at the low cost, robustness, and ease of use."

SNAP is an auto-forming, multi-hop, mesh network, software solution that "works as advertised" according to Tom Cantrell of Circuit Cellar magazine. SNAP is the industry's only solution that was designed from the ground up for seamless connection to the Internet.

"Your product is being used to save lives," said Micah Duke, Electronic Technical Crew Chief for American Airlines, when learning he was Synapse's 500th registered SNAP user. "Without the reliable, wireless solution that SNAP gives us, we could never have afforded the construction necessary to wire in remote lightning warning lights on the airport tarmac."

Synapse, a member of the UCA International Users Group and Open Smart Grid, supports the OpenHAN initiative. SNAP provides an ideal solution for building and home automation applications.

Frost & Sullivan observes that, "the company has been quick to foresee demand in the energy monitoring, power management and infrastructure markets and has equipped itself appropriately to explore opportunities in emerging growth markets. Notable forays include Synapse's entry into the renewable energy, demand/response, smart metering and smart grid spaces that are expected to generate long-term prospects for the company."

Synapse has a growing number of partners who are offering SNAP on their hardware platforms to provide interoperable solutions to the market.

"The concept of interoperability is fundamentally based on the ability to efficiently and cost-effectively bring together the individual subsystem despite the constant change at the technology front," notes Frost & Sullivan. "Newly-developed network software architectures such as SNAP provide flexibility and ease of deployment of wireless systems, as they address the unique needs of remote monitoring and control, and sensory network applications."

"We are very excited about our collaboration with Synapse as we believe SNAP is the best software standard for Personal Area Networks," said Richard Trueman, Senior Product Manager, Panasonic Industrial Company. SNAP-based products from Panasonic, California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) and Synapse's own Freescale-based modules can all reside on the same SNAP network and communicate seamlessly.

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About Synapse Wireless Inc.

Synapse Wireless is dedicated to developing easy-to-use, intelligent, wireless control and monitoring mesh networks that are low-power, high-performance, self-forming, instant-on, and self-healing. Synapse SNAP® and Portal® products enable energy savings, increased productivity, reduced maintenance costs, and amazing convenience to users. Synapse RF Engine™ modules have achieved ZigBee® Compliant Platform (ZCP) certification. Synapse provides OEMs with comprehensive design and implementation support for customized wireless applications. For more information, visit:

Synapse and the Synapse logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synapse Wireless, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Synapse products are patent pending. © Synapse Wireless Inc. 2009.

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