YPF Rolls out Phase 2 of Redline Wireless Network to Enable Digital Oilfield

TORONTO, April 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) Group Inc. (TSX: RDL) a leading provider of mission-critical wireless networks, announced today that Argentina-based oil and gas provider YPF is proceeding with the second phase of deployment of its Redline private wireless communications infrastructure. This network expansion follows a year of YPF demonstrating cost savings and efficiency improvements with its Redline network. 

YPF, an oil and gas leader in Argentina, will use the Redline network to further expand the digital reengineering of their methods and procedures in the oilfield. A powerful universal wireless network is key to realizing the benefits of digitization, allowing devices and people to have real-time access to systems and enabling automation and machine-to-machine communications. Redline's proven reliability coupled with high-speed and low latency performance, means that for the first time, a single operating network can be used across all business groups including, drilling, production, HSE and operations.

"YPF has demonstrated that deploying a digital oilfield wireless network helps reduce costs and optimizes operations in ways that that were never before possible," said Mr Mauro Cappella, YPF's chief of communications and networks.  "We are expanding our Redline wireless network, replacing our older low speed field wireless networks and our more expensive satellite connections."

In this expansion phase, Redline will provide additional fixed and mobile/nomadic coverage across YPF's field operations. Redline's zero-touch installation system with it's self-aligning and self-provisioning feature set has allowed YPF to eliminate the requirement for communications field engineers to travel to install and de-install communications at remote sites.  Redline's equipment is simple and automated – allowing even untrained employees to bring connectivity to any location in the oilfield.

"Phase one of the project has been a big success for the field operations who participated," said Mr Leonardo Iglesias, YPF's chief of special infrastructure. "Our business units are very pleased with the simplicity and power of the Redline network and are now relying on access to instant connectivity anywhere and anytime in our oilfield – which is what this expansion will make possible."

"YPF is proving that in times of lower oil prices, improved efficiency and cost savings are both critical and achievable," said Louis Lambert, Redline vice president of sales - oil and gas. "Their commitment to innovation is something the industry should be watching carefully and Redline is pleased to be their partner in this important project."

Redline's will be providing the end-to-end network including network design, installation services, hardware and software. The network will support the voice, data, and video communications required to support business and automation systems and technologies anywhere in the oilfield. YPF and Redline expect that the network expansion, valued at over $1M, will be fully rolled out by approximately August 2016.

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Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) is the creator of powerful wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging applications and locations. Used by oil and gas companies to manage their assets, militaries for secure battlefield communications, municipalities to remotely monitor public safety, highways, utilities and other infrastructures, and telecom service providers to deliver premium services, Redline's powerful and versatile networks reliably and securely deliver voice, data, M2M and video communications for mission-critical applications.

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