Redline receives USDA acceptance and Buy American status for its products



    
       --US operators can now utilize rural broadband funding to deploy
              Redline's RedMAX(TM) and RedCONNEX(TM) products--
    

    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline")
(TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless
infrastructure products, today announced that it has received USDA acceptance
and Buy American status from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utility
Services (RUS) for its RedMAX and RedCONNEX products. The acceptance will
enable network operators in the United States to take advantage of a federal
rural broadband funding program when deploying Redline's broadband wireless
products in support of rural residential, business and community wireless
services.
    Redline's WiMAX Forum Certified(R) products awarded RUS acceptance and
Buy American status include the RedMAX AN100U, and RedMAX Subscriber Unit
(SU-O). The Redline Management System (RMS) and RedCONNEX AN80i, Redline's
award-winning broadband wireless infrastructure product also achieved
acceptance. Redline's products underwent the USDA's rigorous process and are
now included on the USDA's designated List of Materials Acceptable for Use in
Telecommunications Systems for access by communication providers participating
in the RUS funding program.
    "Redline applauds the RUS program for assisting service providers to
bring broadband services to more areas across the United States," said Kevin
Suitor, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Redline
Communications. "Telecommunications providers can take advantage of
significant RUS funding to deploy Redline's high bandwidth, high throughput
products and provide critical community services and local businesses with
broadband support for voice, video and data services; services they depend on
to carry out their businesses and remain profitable."
    The Rural Utility Services (RUS) telecommunications program is designed
to assist US communication operators in developing, planning and financing the
construction of broadband communications by providing financial grants to
enable operators to deploy broadband infrastructure services in rural,
economically-challenged communities where services currently do not exist.

    Redline's RedMAX(TM) Family

    Redline's RedMAX(TM) family of WiMAX solutions includes the world's first
complete system to receive the WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) mark for conformance
to the WiMAX standards for performance and interoperability. Redline's
carrier-class RedMAX(TM) Base Station (AN-100U) supports up to 512 users per
base station radio, and delivers voice, video, and prioritized data traffic,
enabling long-range, high-capacity wireless broadband networks. Redline's
WiMAX products also include the RedMAX(TM) Indoor Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and
Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O) designed for enterprise and residential
services. The RedMAX(TM) Management Suite enables operators to monitor and
control the network, ensuring high service availability. Redline is
maintaining its WiMAX leadership with the expansion of its RedMAX(TM) family
to include products for additional frequency bands, applications and
standards.

    RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX

    The RedMAX 4C(TM), which is based on the WiMAX industry's 802.16e-2005
standards for mobile WiMAX, supports a wide range of fixed, portable and
mobile wireless services including support Voice and Video over IP, broadband
Internet access used to support highly valued education, medical,
transportation and municipal applications, VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and
other advanced communications services. The RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX
platform is designed to enable operators to maximize the reach and customer
density required for a profitable carrier business model. The RedMAX 4C(TM)
includes a modular, standardized (micro)TCA (micro Telecommunications
Computing Architecture) chassis base station that is small, lightweight and
easy to deploy. RedMAX 4C(TM) will also include a suite of indoor and outdoor
fixed and portable end-user devices including laptops, mobile handsets and
PDAs. Redline's new WiMAX offering is also designed to facilitate the
integration of its existing RedMAX(TM) products with its RedMAX 4C(TM)
technologies, providing operators a path to true mobility.

    RedCONNEX(TM)

    Redline's RedCONNEX family of broadband wireless infrastructure products
have been deployed by companies worldwide to support a range of applications
including mobile backhaul, video surveillance, storage and business
continuity, premium Internet access, and other voice, video and data services.
The RedCONNEX product family includes the AN-50e high speed wireless
point-to-point (PTP) Ethernet bridge, the AN-30e carrier-grade TDM backhaul
solution for mobility and enterprise network operators, and the new AN-80i
broadband wireless backhaul solution. Operating in the 4.9 GHz, 5.4 GHz and
5.8 GHz spectrum bands, the AN-80i leverages Redline's proven OFDM technology
to deliver industry-leading, high-speed Ethernet throughput up to 90Mbps and
flexible software defined configurations. With its exceptional long range
capabilities, the AN-80i is able to establish and maintain reliable and highly
secure connectivity that can exceed 80 km (50 miles) in clear line-of-sight
conditions.

    About USDA Rural Development

    USDA Rural Development's mission is to increase economic opportunity and
improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development has
invested more than $90 billion since 2001 for equity and technical assistance
to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and
critical community and technology infrastructure. More than 1.7 million jobs
have been created or saved through these investments. Further information on
rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by
visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov.

    About Redline Communications

    Redline Communications (www.redlinecommunications.com) is the leading
provider of fixed and mobile standards-based wireless broadband solutions.
Redline's RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) system, RedMAX 4C Mobile
WiMAX(TM) products, and its award-winning RedCONNEX(TM) and RedACCESS(TM)
families of broadband wireless infrastructure products enable service
providers and other network operators to cost-effectively deliver
high-bandwidth services, including voice, video and data communications.
Redline is committed to maintaining its wireless industry leadership with the
continued development of WiMAX and other advanced wireless broadband products.
With more than 100,000 installations in 85 countries, and a global network of
over 170 partners, Redline's experience and expertise helps service providers,
enterprises and government organizations roll out wireless broadband networks
to support advanced communications.

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    Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements
or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities
laws and are made pursuant to the "safe harbour" provisions of such laws.
Statements related to potential benefits of, and demand for, Redline's
products including statements with respect to the features and benefits that
may be achieved through the use of Redline's products and the relative
position of these products vis-à-vis competitive offerings in the industry are
forward-looking statements which are subject to certain assumptions, risks and
uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include such factors as rapid
technological changes, long uncertain sales cycles, demand for our products,
the introduction of competing technologies, meeting industry standards,
regulatory risk, dependent on key partners and resellers and other similar
factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of
Redline to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or
developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Redline assumes
no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.





For further information:

For further information: Redline Communications: Carolyn Anderson,
Chantelle Bani, canderson@redlinecommunications.com,
cbani@redlinecommunications.com, Tel: (905) 479-8344; Equicom Group: Craig
Armitage, Vanessa Beresford, carmitage@equicomgroup.com,
vberesford@equicomgroup.com, Tel: (416) 815-0700; Canaccord Adams: Neil
Johnson, Andrew Chubb, Tel: +44 (0)20 7050 6500


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