We are always on the look out for smart people who are enthusiastic about technology and enjoy working collaboratively towards a common goal — to simplify the Internet of Things (IoT). 

FW headquarters are located in the beautiful city of Eugene, Oregon. Eugene boasts a vibrant culture and lush landscapes in the heart of a technology community that is being dubbed the Silicon Shire. It is a gorgeous place to work and is named one of the top 10 cities in the US for tech jobs. Eugene has more than 400 software, hardware, gaming, and telecommunications companies employing 4,735 people. With roughly 3,000 open tech jobs in 2015, Eugene has a thriving innovation economy with a bright future. 

If you aren't attracted to the area by the tech jobs or fantastic outdoor attractions, you might be enticed by Oregon's expanding universe of local craft beer, with Eugene's beer scene front and center.

If you are a talented individual looking to join our team of makers, FW would like to hear from you.

Why FW?

The People

We work with a fabulous group of brilliant, innovative, and genuinely cool individuals. The Internet of Things is a world of opportunity and we seek people that love to learn and create.

The Work

With sane working hours and challenging, diverse projects, our people stay happy doing what they love. There is never a dull moment in the fast-paced tech industry!

Vacation Time

We get lots of vacation time. Yep, over 3 weeks during your first 12 months and over 4 weeks after one year. And it keeps increasing from there!

The City

We are a fast growing tech-savvy company based in beautiful Eugene, Oregon. With its proximity to both mountains and ocean, Eugene is a hub for outdoor activities including fishing, rafting, skiing, and hiking. The temperate climate and low traffic congestion makes Eugene a great place to bike and walk to work, farmer's markets, and dining. 

We Have Fun

Who else do you know that gets to do the Harlem Shake or throw paint with their company CEO’s and VP’s? 

And the List Goes On…

Competitive salaries, Medical Insurance 90% paid for the employee, Dental Insurance 100% covered. Dependents up to 60% paid, 401k, FSA, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), over 3 weeks PTO and 10 paid holidays your first 12 months, free Espressos and snacks in the break room, monthly on-site massage therapy available, a wellness room, company sponsored events, the best Halloween costume contest in town (we get serious here) and Feeney Fridays.

See our blog for more information on our company events and culture. 


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
FW is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected veteran status or disability. 

Pay Transparency Policy Statement:
This contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Novatel Wireless Family

We are excited to officially announce FW has merged with Novatel Wireless. Connecting things and giving them a voice is deeply rooted in our heritage, and we’re delighted to join a family of like-minded individuals who share the goal of revolutionizing the Internet of Things. The imaginative and passionate team at Novatel Wireless invents and reinvents ways which keep the world connected. Together, we simplify IoT.

Alliance Partners

At FW we call upon our engineering heritage every day, pouring our souls into the design and manufacture of common sense platforms that connect the Internet of Things. We are a team of makers on a mission, to make M2M as easy as flipping a switch.

The FW Alliance Partner Program (APP) is designed to eliminate the hassle of setting up partnerships, focusing on extending our commitment to making easy-to-use platforms for the Internet of Things. We work with you, complementing your capabilities with training, co-marketing and lead sharing.

In the end, we’ll help our mutual customers to receive high value solutions that accelerate their time to market, and ensure we reach our common sales goals and revenue objectives.

Join the M2M Revolution

No matter who or where you are in the world, the invisible technologies of M2M are all around you. Chances are you aren’t even aware you are interacting with them. At this point, the question isn’t if, when or how M2M technologies will change the world, but how quickly it’s shaping our expectations of the way the world works and what we do with it.

“Machine to machine (M2M) communications is one of the most disruptive technologies available to businesses today, and its potential is only just starting to be exploited.” – Vodafone

Now, we could bore you with a lot of talk about quality and efficiency improvements and gains from new revenue sources. However, the real question is, how will you embrace M2M?

If you’re ready to realize the full potential of M2M, let’s talk.

Whether you’re just starting on your journey or you’ve been involved in M2M projects already, we imagine you have lots of questions. FW is here to help.

FW is an information utility with a passion to challenge the status quo. We revolutionize the technologies of wireless and M2M ecosystems by listening to our customer’s ideas and engineering reliable solutions. Through our integrated M2M Framework and Managed Services, we accelerate your vision and support you through its entire lifecycle.

FW makes M2M as easy as flipping a switch.

About FW

FW is a team of makers with big ambitions on a mission to connect things. Founded in 1999 FW is an Internet of Things (IoT) products, systems integration and services company headquartered in Eugene, Oregon. FW specializes in fixed and mobile cellular-based wireless solutions with a focus on product innovation, speed to market, and rapid commercialization of new connected devices.

Whether it is an oil field worker, police officer on the street or fleet owner, FW provides the technology behind their daily operations. FW’s cellular-based wireless solutions have been deployed by enterprise customers and public sector agencies around the world. With a strong engineering heritage and the ability to support customers through the entire IoT lifecycle, FW’s position in IoT helps businesses to gather meaningful intelligence, transforming the way they work.

FW operates out of Eugene, Oregon in a 50,000 square foot manufacturing facility – these buildings are home to corporate administration, new product development, research and development, customer care and support, and warehousing facilities for large scale IoT deployments.

Video Archive

FW is constantly developing its library of instructional and promotionlal videos that allow you to not only understand the industry of Machine To Machine (M2M) technology better, but also how to implement solutions.  


From product detail videos, product comparison videos or instrucitonal videos to aid in getting the most of your current system.


View or extensive webinar library to see past examples of what FW can do and its various product solutions and how they can interact with your company

Contact Us

If you have questions, we are here to help. 

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Sales Inquiries: 877-685-9040

Customer Support: 877-698-6481

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We are always on the look out for smart people who are enthusiastic about technology and enjoy working collaboratively towards a common goal — to simplify the Internet of Things (IoT).

If you are a talented individual looking to join our team of makers, FW would like to hear from you.

Use Cases

Use Cases are a great way to explain what Machine To Machine (M2M) technology can do for your business.  While these solutions represent past accomplishments, they are intended to be an indication of what we CAN do, not a specific list of what we do.  We have found that there are no cookie cutter solutions that fit every need. 

So click on one of the links on the right and see some possibilities of what M2M integration, services and products can accomplish.

Our Partners

Like many great businesses, we could not offer the service and quality we do without the involvement of our partners. Whether it is technology, service carriers or hardware manufacturers, FW would like to recognize the partners that make connecting your machines possible.

Management Team

Founder Bob Ralston started the company in 1999 after a 20 year engineering career in electric utilities. Inspired by an early wireless project where he led the development and deployment of one of Oregon's first cellular mobile data applications used for electronic service order dispatch, Ralston launched FW.

The FW Management Team consists of some of the most innovative personalities in the IoTworld who bring passion and imagination to a technology that is at the forefront of cellular machine connectivity and remote device management.

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