- RedMAX(TM) products provide Azulstar's customers with higher speeds,
greater coverage and lower cost services -
TORONTO, ON and GRAND HAVEN, MI, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Redline Communications
Group Inc. ("Redline") (TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and
broadband wireless infrastructure products, and Azulstar Inc., a privately
held wireless service provider based in Grand Haven, Michigan, today announced
the launch of MetraMax(R), Azulstar's new wireless broadband service offering.
MetraMax runs on Redline's 3.65 GHz RedMAX WiMAX Forum Certified(R) system and
will provide high speed and low cost services to communities in New Mexico.
Azulstar conducted comprehensive testing of a number of leading WiMAX
products in February 2007, and has selected Redline as its WiMAX partner of
choice to support the launch of its MetraMax high speed WiMAX service,
operating in the 3.65 GHz licensed spectrum. MetraMax will provide affordable
Voice over IP (VoIP) bundled internet, and data services to Azulstar's
existing and new high-end residential and business customers located in Rio
Rancho and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Redline's RedMAX products ensure highly
reliable services to Azulstar's customers and speeds of up to 6 Mbps for home
users and 100 Mbps for business connections.
"The launch of MetraMax includes a complete transition for Azulstar from
Wi-Fi to WiMAX technology. We've already converted Grand Haven, the first WiFi
city in the nation, to WiMAX and will continue this transition across New
Mexico," said Tyler van Houweligen, Founder and CEO of Azulstar. "We chose
Redline's RedMAX mobile and fixed WiMAX Forum Certified(R) products for their
superior performance and ability to dramatically reduce our costs and
"Azulstar is among the growing number of operators in the United States
that have chosen Redline's RedMAX system to take advantage of the new
opportunities presented in the 3.65 GHz band," said Chris Koeneman, Vice
President of Worldwide Sales, Redline Communications. "Azulstar is a
recognized leader in municipal wireless networking and we are looking forward
to working with them as they continue to roll their WiMAX services out to more
Redline's RedMAX(TM) Family
Redline's RedMAX 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 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 Indoor
Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O) designed for
enterprise and residential services. The RedMAX 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 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.
Azulstar Inc.,(www.azulstar.com) based in Grand Haven, Michigan, is the
recognized leader in municipal wireless networking and intelligent
transportation. Azulstar leverages a combination of licensed WiMAX and
unlicensed Wi-Fi technologies to serve the needs of an entire community.
Azulstar teams with governmental agencies, leading companies and private
investors to offer mobile broadband voice, data and video services.
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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