-- Redline solutions to deliver wireless broadband to bridge Digital divide in State of Rio --
TORONTO, April 6 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline") (TSX: RDL) a leading provider of broadband wireless infrastructure products, today announced it has been selected as a broadband wireless solutions provider for the "Digital Rio" program in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The $1.8 million dollar order has begun shipment and should be completed by the end this year. Redline will provide its AN-80i broadband wireless solutions for the state run broadband program, which is being funded by Rio de Janeiro's Department of Science and Technology to increase digital inclusion throughout the state. The AN-80i solutions will be used for backhaul connectivity to a Cisco Systems Wireless Mesh network that will cover a 190 square kilometer area, with the potential to reach 1.4 million people. The AN-80i solutions will also be used to establish high-bandwidth connections between the schools within the "Digital Rio" project area, which spans many areas within the state. Redline's solutions were selected because of their ability to backhaul in point-multipoint configuration with low latency for time-sensitive data transmission, such as voice and video. The Redline AN-80i offers over 100Mbps capacity with industry-leading non-line-of-sight capabilities and ability to support outdoor wireless connections of up to 80 km.
"The 'Digital Rio' program is a great example of the many government-funded broadband connectivity programs that are being introduced around the world today, in order to increase broadband penetration in underserved areas" said Eric Melka, Acting CEO, Redline Communications Inc. "The most exciting part of this project is the E-Learning Phase where local schools will be connected to the Redline high speed Backbone. Schools within the service area can be provided with over 100Mbps of data connectivity. This will open them up to limitless learning applications and shared resources from educational institutions around the world. The Government of Rio de Janeiro and the Secretary of Science and Technology are to be congratulated for elevating their rural communication system to the forefront of technology and e-learning. We are proud to be helping government organizations around the world meet the demand for connectivity with the fastest, most reliable, and cost-effective wireless broadband solutions available today."
Alexandre Cardoso, secretary of Science and Technology for the state of Rio de Janeiro:
"This is the biggest public Internet project in the world with these characteristics. It is something really new, allowing different social classes to be connected to the world. Wireless Internet is also a great education revolution project. A computer with broadband connection is like a school inside every home."
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.redlinecommunications.com) is a leading provider of advanced wireless broadband products with more than 150,000 installations in 130 countries, and a global network of over 150 partners. Redline's experience and expertise helps service providers, enterprises and government organizations roll out wireless broadband networks to cost-effectively deliver high-bandwidth services, including video, voice and data communications. Redline award-winning infrastructure products include The AN80i and RDL 2000, which support its continued commitment to maintaining its wireless industry leadership with the development advanced products.
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