RDL-3000 system delivers highest capacity and longest range in 470-698
MHz band, ideal for M2M applications
CTIA 2013™ IN LAS VEGAS AND TORONTO, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Redline
Communications (www.rdlcom.com Group Inc. TSX: RDL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions for telecom and
industrial applications, today unveiled its White Space system, the industry's fastest wireless broadband solution for the 470-698 MHz
band. This new wireless network system, built on Redline's recently announced
Universal Wireless Transport™ (UWT™) platform, can deliver data rates
of up to 100 Mbps over the longest range with the broadest
non-line-of-sight coverage of any currently available white space
"Redline Communications has always pushed the boundaries of wireless
broadband technology," said Bojan Subasic, vice president research and
development at Redline Communications. "Now in the white space
frequencies, our product combines the greatest capacity with the
longest range, and adds the reliability and security that Redline is
known for, making our wireless network technology ideal for wide area
applications in more remote areas - oilfields, mining operations, public infrastructure monitoring (i.e.,
utilities, highways, water systems) - and for bringing communications to remote communities.
In 2008 the FCC unlicensed the VHF and UHF TV spectrum previously used
for analog television broadcasts. Known as "white space," this range of
spectrum is adjacent to the licensed spectrum used in cellular
telephone service, possessing many of the same wireless propagation
attributes. Wireless signals transmitted within this spectrum range can
travel over long distances, over hills, around buildings and other
physical obstacles making it very useful and cost-effective for a wide
range of WAN applications.
"Today Redline targets low-latency, real-time, remote wireless control
for high performance industrial applications like oil and gas drilling
and recovery in truly remote regions," noted Sue Rudd, director of
service provider analysis at Strategy Analytics. "To meet the global
requirements of these very demanding Machine-to-Machine (M2M) markets
Redline had to develop unique wireless base stations configurable for
almost any frequency, with range, high downlink and uplink speeds,
rugged reliability, and fast small packet handling."
Redline's RDL-3000 sub-700 MHz network technology, which operates in
frequencies between 470 and 698 MHz ("Sub-700MHz"), leverages the
non-line-of-sight network attributes of the UHF spectrum, but
supercharges the speed and distance of the transmission, plus adds
military grade security for reliable wireless connections over long
"It's not enough to make wireless products that comply with FCC
requirements and go long distances at great speeds - they must also be
secure," added Subasic. "Because they're used for mission critical
operations like oil and gas, or to monitor public infrastructure,
Redline networks are engineered to fend off attacks such as
man-in-the-middle or denial of service, tampering with access to the
device or with the enclosure itself."
Redline's sub-700 MHz network systems are software configured to comply
with any country's regulatory specifications and therefore can be used
anywhere in the world. Depending on channel size, terrain, and local
regulations, outside of the USA, Canada and the UK, Redline's sub-700
MHz RDL-3000 network systems can operate at speeds of up to 100 Mbps
over distances as great as 20 miles (30 km), and at slower speeds can
reach distances up to 35 miles (approximately 60 km).
To operate in the white space spectrum in the United States, the FCC has
mandated additional requirements, including tight restrictions on the
radio transmitter and a national spectrum usage database. Redline's
White Space system features a software adaptable radio and has
implemented the Spectrum Bridge database lookup system that
automatically determines what frequencies are still in use at the
deployment site, and adjusts the network radio to the best available
frequency to assure transmission without any signal interference.
Redline's White Space system is the first end-to-end solution for true
wireless broadband in the sub-700 range to pass all FCC and Industry
Canada licensing tests, and in a single FCC channel (6 MHz) can
operate at speeds of up to 27 Mbps and at distances up to 35 miles
(approximately 60 km).
The Redline sub-700 MHz RDL-3000 can operate over extended distances
without requiring line-of-sight. This expanded range and ability to
transmit without line-of-sight means fewer base stations keeping
infrastructure costs low. When combined with Redline's lower power
consumption design and ruggedized form factor, the system is ideal for
providing wireless coverage in remote areas where power can be derived
from alternative energy sources such as solar and where absolute
reliable operation is important.
In addition to operating in white space frequencies it can also operate
in any frequency up to 6 GHz, including key bands - 900 MHz, 1.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz, 4.4 GHz and 4.9 GHz and 5.8 GHz,
ensuring telecom operators, enterprises and governments can purchase
the same product and have it operate the same way in any available
"Now in the U.S., Redline is bringing this high performance sub-700 MHz
technology and new spectrum filtering to the unlicensed White Spaces
spectrum," she continued. "As we noted in our recent report 'White
Space: Opening the Door to a New Spectrum Usage Paradigm,' White Space
Spectrum is especially abundant in Rural Areas and can finally bring
Digital Broadband to underserved remote markets. Redline's frequency
and protocol-agnostic approach now addresses these rural broadband
needs for M2M, networking, VoIP, video surveillance and other mission
critical applications at significantly greater range and with faster
speeds than alternate white space technologies -- dramatically reducing
the number of base stations required for coverage. Redline
theoretically requires as little as 1/6 the number of towers as LTE to
cover the same area."
Redline's UWT platform is a finalist in CTIA's 2013 E-Tech Awards
competition. Attendees of CTIA 2013 can learn more about UWT, RDL-3000
for White Space and other systems in Redline's portfolio of wireless
broadband products in booth #4946.
Learn more about Redline's wireless broadband system at http://rdlcom.com/products-overview.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications is the innovator of Virtual Fiber™, a specialized
wireless broadband system used by companies and governments worldwide
to cost-effectively deploy distributed services and applications.
Redline Virtual Fiber™ solutions are used to facilitate and enhance
public safety networks, deploy and extend secure networks, connect
digital oilfields and smart grids, and bring dedicated Internet access
wherever and whenever it's needed. Redline has been delivering
powerful, versatile and reliable wireless systems to governments, the
military, oil and gas, and the telecom industry for over a decade
through its global network of certified partners. For more information
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