- Redline's RedMAX(TM) products provide Nex-Tech with superior coverage,
capacity and lower costs for its WiMAX deployment -
TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline")
(TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless
infrastructure products, today announced that Nex-Tech, a subsidiary of Rural
Telephone Service Company and one of Kansas' largest and most diversified
integrators of communication technologies, has chosen Redline's 3.65 GHz
RedMAX solution for its multi-city WiMAX roll-out in Kansas USA.
Nex-Tech will deploy Redline's RedMAX high capacity base stations and
customer subscriber units to provide WiMAX coverage in areas that could not be
serviced via previous broadband solutions in the past, or where DSL and fiber
were not available. The multi-city WiMAX network will focus primarily on
supporting the residential market which accounts for 80% of Nex-Tech's
subscriptions, and will include deployments in Hays & Great Bend Kansas.
"Our customers have come to expect a high level of service from
Nex-Tech," said Justin McClung, Internet Solutions Manager at Nex-Tech.
"Deploying Redline's high capacity 3.65 GHz WiMAX base stations eliminated the
issues we encountered using other wireless solutions, including mitigating
interference, ensuring high levels of throughput and delivering the Quality of
Services (QoS) support we needed for a successful business model. With
Redline's 3.65 GHz WiMAX solutions, we can maintain user confidence,
reliability and significantly increase upstream and downstream throughput."
"Nex-Tech required a solution that could be deployed quickly, reach its
customers in cities across Kansas, and that would be reliable and perform in
non-line-of-sight conditions, especially in areas that could not be serviced
via traditional wire-line technologies," said Chris Koeneman, Vice President
of Worldwide Sales, Redline Communications. "Redline's high capacity base
stations are able to support 500 users per sector, and boast industry-leading
bandwidth allowing Nex-Tech to realize a rapid return on its investment."
Redline's RedMAX AN-100U and AN-100UX base stations and RedMAX SU-O's,
(Subscriber Unit's-Outdoor) were installed initially in just 6-8 weeks in
areas which required immediate high capacity access. Nex-Tech expects to
complete the initial deployments of its WiMAX networks by November 2008.
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 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.
Nex-Tech (www.nex-tech.com) is a subsidiary of Rural Telephone, a leader
in the telecommunications industry since 1951. The goal of Nex-Tech is to
provide the highest quality service possible to our customers at affordable
prices. Our partnership commitment to our customers is keeping you up-to-date
with advances in technology and working together with you to provide the best
opportunity for your success. Rural Telephone and Nex-Tech have provided
services for 50 years. Through the Power of One, Nex-Tech keeps you in touch
with the latest technology available.
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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