Redline's latest WiMAX and broadband wireless products obtain USDA acceptance and Buy American status



    
    - New long range MAX+ AN-80i for the 3.65 GHz Bands and RedMAX AN-100UX
    high-powered base station now qualify for deployment by U.S. operators
    under rural broadband funding programs -
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline")
(TSX: 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 the latest additions to its RedMAX(TM), RedCONNEX(TM), and
RedACCESS(TM) families of products.
    With this acceptance, Redline's complete roster of fixed and nomadic
RedMAX WiMAX products and broadband wireless infrastructure (BWI) products,
including the new MAX+ AN-80i, 4.9 GHz RedCONNEX and RedACCESS AN-80i and the
recently launched RedMAX AN-100UX high-powered base station, are now accepted
under the program.
    The USDA acceptance and Buy American status of the Redline products 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 roster of products that have now received USDA acceptance and
Buy American status from the RUS includes:

    Redline's Broadband Wireless Infrastructure products:
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    3.65 GHz MAX+ AN-80i: Enables both point-to-point and
                          point-to-multipoint connections of up to 50 Mbps,
                          in 10 to 20 MHz channels. The high throughput
                          enables the delivery of premium services,
                          commanding higher revenues per customer and a more
                          rapid return on investment for the operator. The
                          MAX+ AN-80i has received FCC approval for
                          deployment in the 3.65 GHz bands in the United
                          States.

    RedCONNEX AN-80i:     Provides long-range point-to-point connections in
                          the 4.9 GHz public safety band, and license-exempt
                          5.2, 5.4 and 5.8 GHz bands, and support for
                          low-latency voice, video and data communications.

    RedACCESS AN-80i:     Enables robust point-to-multipoint connections in
                          the 4.9 GHz public safety band, and license-exempt
                          5.2, 5.4 and 5.8 GHz bands, and is ideal for
                          application such as video surveillance and
                          transportation systems.

    Redline's WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) products:
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    RedMAX AN-100U and
     AN-100UX:            Redline's high-capacity RedMAX base stations have
                          been deployed by more than 160 carriers around the
                          world. The AN-100U and AN-100UX are available for
                          deployment in the 3.65 GHz bands, providing a true
                          WiMAX option for rural broadband deployments. Both
                          the AN-100U and AN-100UX have received FCC approval
                          for deployment in the 3.65 GHz bands in the United
                          States.

    RedMAX SU-O and SU-I: Redline's selection of indoor and outdoor WiMAX
                          subscriber units enable service providers to cost-
                          effectively deliver WiMAX services to both
                          residential and business users within a single
                          network. Both the SU-O and SU-I have received FCC
                          approval for deployment in the 3.65 GHz bands in
                          the United States.

    Redline Management Suite
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    RMS:   Redline's award-winning element management solution provides
           network operators the ability to easily deploy, control, monitor
           and upgrade each Redline WiMAX and BWI component in their network
           and acts as a gateway between the Redline equipment in the network
           and the billing and operating systems. RMS provides an operator a
           single service creation and enablement point within the network
           for advanced broadband wireless services.
    

    "We are pleased to offer service providers across the United States more
choice and flexibility in deploying network technologies that meet the current
definitions for advanced and basic broadband services under the Economic
Stimulus package. Redline's solutions will enable network operators to deliver
much-needed broadband services and enhance their communications
infrastructure," said Kevin Suitor, Vice President of Marketing, Redline
Communications Inc.
    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. The 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.

    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.

    NOTE: All registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned in this
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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
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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,
canderson@redlinecommunications.com, Tel: (905) 479-8344; Equicom Group, Craig
Armitage, Vanessa Beresford, carmitage@equicomgroup.com,
vberesford@equicomgroup.com, Tel: (416) 815-0700


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