-- New RedACCESS(TM) MAX+ AN-80i supports premium access services
in the 3.3 to 3.8 GHz WiMAX bands --
TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Group Inc. ("Redline")
(TSX: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure
products, today introduced the RedACCESS MAX + AN-80i(TM), the newest addition
to its suite of Broadband Wireless Infrastructure (BWI) products. The
RedACCESS MAX+ AN-80i enables network operators to offer high-bandwidth,
premium access services in the 3.3 to 3.8 GHz WiMAX frequency bands.
"The 3.5 GHz MAX+ AN-80i was designed specifically to enable carriers to
deploy high capacity connections for backhaul or premium access applications,"
said Kevin Suitor, Vice President, Marketing, Redline Communications Inc. "The
RedACCESS MAX+ AN-80i complements Redline's suite of high performance RedMAX
and RedMAX 4C WiMAX solutions, and offers carriers more options and
flexibility to support services and applications that require high-bandwidth
and long-distance connections within the WiMAX bands." Commercial availability
of the RedACCESS MAX+ AN-80i is expected in April, 2009.
Performance and Value
The RedACCESS MAX+ AN-80i enables point-to-multipoint connections of up
to 50 Mbps, in 10 MHz to 20 MHz channels. This increased throughput enables
the delivery of premium services commanding higher revenues per customer and a
more rapid return on investment for the operator. To support backhaul
application, the MAX+ AN-80i can be easily installed at dense hub-sites within
the network, which reduces the need for additional antennas and frequencies,
reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) for carriers. The MAX+ AN-80i, like
each product in Redline's WIMAX portfolio, is easily managed via the Redline
Management Suite software, enabling large scale deployments with a mix of
"The increase in users with smart devices that enable high-bandwidth
video services as well as voice and data, is stressing current mobile carrier
backhaul architectures," added Suitor. "The RedACCESS MAX+ AN-80i enables the
deployment of an overlay backhaul architecture to offload 3G & 4G data
traffic, whilst maintaining the PDH TDM network for voice backhaul."
"The demand for broadband is driving the need for carriers to maximize
their spectrum utilization and increase their available bandwidth," added
Suitor. "With the addition of the RedACCESS MAX+ AN-80i, Redline offers the
most complete range of broadband wireless backhaul and access solutions for
the 3.3 to 3.8 GHz bands."
Redline's Broadband Wireless Infrastructure (BWI) products
Redline offers a full suite of RedCONNEX point-to-point and RedACCESS
point-to-multipoint BWI solutions. The company's BWI products, which
incorporate Redline's proven OFDM technology, have been deployed by carriers
and other enterprises worldwide to support a range of applications including
mobile backhaul, video surveillance, storage and business continuity, premium
Internet access, and other voice, video and data services. The BWI products
operate in the 4.9 GHz, 5.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz bands and 3.3 - 3.8 GHz WiMAX bands
and deliver high-speed Ethernet throughput of up to 90Mbps and flexible
software defined configurations.
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 AN-100 and AN-100UX Base Stations support more than 500
users per sector, offering voice, video, and prioritized data traffic, over
long-range, high-capacity wireless broadband connections. The RedMAX family
also includes the Indoor Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and Outdoor Subscriber Unit
(SU-O), enabling both enterprise and residential deployments. The RedMAX
Management Suite enables operators to monitor and control the network,
ensuring high service availability.
RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX Platform
The RedMAX 4C is the latest addition to Redline's family of WiMAX
products. Operating in the 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum bands, and supporting
a high concentration of subscribers, it enables operators to realize a rapid
return on their WiMAX investment. The RedMAX 4C includes a modular,
standardized (micro)TCA (micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture)
chassis base station that is small, lightweight and easy to deploy.
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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