Redline Awarded its Largest Wireless Oilfield Contract to Date
Major Oil Producer Rolls out Redline Solution in 7th Oilfield
Redline Makes Changes to Board of Directors
TORONTO, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com Group Inc. TSX: RDL), a leading provider of broadband wireless solutions for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced that it has received its largest contract to date for a wireless oilfield network installation. The contract, from an existing oil and gas customer and having a value over its life of more than 10% of Redline's 2013 revenue budget, is for a rugged high-capacity wireless private network for communications between wells, assets, drilling rigs, and their centralized control offices - to bring the field to the office and the office to the field.
This major oil company customer has already installed Redline solutions in six other oilfields in three countries. This expansion into a large oilfield in the Gulf States of the Middle East marks this customer's largest commitment to using Redline to power their digital oilfields. Delivery of products and services associated with the contract begins immediately and management expects full deployment of the network to take between 18 and 24 months.
"I am excited that we have won yet another field from our customer," said Eric Melka, CEO of Redline. "This is exactly how we plan to grow our business - by bringing value, delivering excellence and growing our footprint and influence within the global operations of our customers." He also added, "The size of this contract validates the importance of our place in the digital oilfield."
Redline's advanced wireless broadband system, which leads the industry in reliability, distance, capacity and low-latency, allows personnel to securely remotely monitor and control oilfield production - including the ability to capture data in real time from thousands of M2M sensors at remote sites.
The Virtual Fiber™ network will be built using Redline's nomadic RAS platform, RDL-3000 and eLTE-MT systems. All are rugged, reliable and secure wireless broadband equipment designed by Redline for harsh environments, in this case a remote desert with large shifting sand dunes, and engineered and built to the exacting standards required by the energy sector.
Redline's Virtual Fiber network system offers the ability to instantly adjust to the living oilfield as a whole -- from individual well production, to drilling rigs, to the pressure of a part or all of the reserve itself -- based on a variety of sensor data, including pressure, temperature, and flow. This capability allows the oil company to optimally run each well or each drill, maximizing drilling efficiency and uptime while minimizing breakdowns from drilling too quickly through hard rock or other obstacles that could hamper the drilling activity. This communication ability also moves with the drilling rigs, with Redline's RAS system delivering instant secure communication without any system realignment, even as the units move from location to location.
To learn more about Redline's Virtual Fiber network system, including the only nomadic high bandwidth solution focused to the energy sector, visit http://www.rdlcom.com/en/industry/oil-and-gas.
In unrelated news, the Company announces that Alain Rhéaume, who has been a director of the Company since October 2011, has resigned from the Redline Board of Directors and a search to replace him has been initiated.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) is the innovator of Virtual Fiber™, a rugged wireless broadband solution used to cost-effectively deploy and extend secure networks, enable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, connect digital oilfields and smart grids, facilitate and enhance public safety networks, and bring Internet access wherever and whenever it's needed - regardless of terrain or remote location. For more than a decade Redline has delivered powerful, versatile and reliable wireless systems to governments, militaries, oil and gas companies and telecom service providers through its global network of certified partners.
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