Redline's 5.4 GHz RedCONNEX(TM) AN-80i first to receive FCC approval

    - Robust solution enables service providers to utilize the 5.4 GHz
    spectrum for broadband wireless networks -

    TORONTO, March 23 /CNW/ - Redline Communications Inc., a leading provider
of standards-based WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, today
announced that it has received FCC approval for the latest release of its
RedCONNEX(TM) AN-80i family of broadband wireless infrastructure solutions.
The new AN-80i is the first FCC-approved solution available for the
license-exempt 5.4 GHz spectrum intended for use in the United States. The
product is also suited for applications worldwide, including Canada, Central
and Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia and parts
of Europe.
    Since the introduction of the AN-80i 5.4 GHz product in February 2007,
Redline has received numerous multi-hundred unit orders for applications such
as pipeline monitoring, border security and municipal networks from customers
in markets outside the U.S. This market acceptance demonstrates that both
public and private network operators value the technology optimization that
allowed Redline to meet the extremely stringent requirements set by the FCC
for operation in the United States.
    The RedCONNEX AN-80i is Redline's innovative professional broadband
wireless infrastructure solution that delivers entry level connection speeds
of 9 Mbps right up to 108 Mbps through software upgrade keys. "The AN-80i
gives us the tools we need to cost-effectively establish fast connections to
businesses, and seamlessly upgrade them to higher speeds without ever
physically touching the radios," said Jeff Thompson, CEO and President,
Towerstream. "It's all outdoor design and advanced capabilities significantly
increase our ability to capture new customers with better market coverage and
    "The FCC-approval of the 5.4 GHz AN-80i demonstrates Redline's ongoing
commitment to providing their customers with solutions that deliver the
critical first-to-market advantage needed to remain competitive," said Adlane
Fellah, Senior Analyst, Maravedis Inc. "I think Redline's AN-80i is going to
change the way network operators compete, especially for the smaller, rural,
entrepreneurial Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) that are prepared
to take advantage of its capabilities and the new business models it enables."
    The availability of license-exempt spectrum is crucial to the
cost-effective deployment of wireless broadband networks. Redline chose to
focus on the rapid delivery of its AN-80i solution for the 5.4 GHz spectrum to
empower service providers and other network operators to take advantage of
this increased 255 MHz of license-exempt spectrum availability.
    "We're very proud to be the first company to receive FCC approval for our
5.4 GHz AN-80i, giving carriers and private network operators more choice and
the industry's best performance and value for backhaul," said Kevin Suitor,
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Redline Communications
Inc. "The FCC approval of the AN-80i joins a long list of 'industry firsts'
for Redline, showcasing our ability to bring the industry's most innovative
products to market before anyone else. It joins a growing family of
award-winning RedCONNEX products that provide the reliability, speed and
bandwidth operators need to ensure their networks deliver today's highest
quality voice, video and data applications."

    High-Bandwidth Applications

    The RedCONNEX AN-80i supports a range of broadband wireless applications
including backhaul for municipal wireless mesh networks, connectivity for
video surveillance systems, transportation systems such as railways, oil and
gas operations and providing backhaul for WiMAX networks including Redline's
RedMAX(TM) family of WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) systems, among others.

    RedCONNEX(TM) AN-80i Family of Products

    Operating in the license-exempt 5 GHz band, the AN-80i leverages proven
OFDM technology to deliver industry-leading, high-speed Ethernet throughput.
With its exceptional long range capabilities, the AN-80i is able to establish
and maintain reliable, robust connectivity that can exceed 80 km (50 miles) in
clear line-of-sight conditions. Available with a wide selection of antennas,
the outdoor AN-80i system includes an audible antenna alignment indicator for
quick and simple installation. The AN-80i incorporates several industry
standards including AES as well as the IEEE 802.3af Power-over Ethernet (PoE)
standard for supplying Ethernet data and power to the unit.
    The AN-80i is an excellent choice for companies that require
cost-effective, carrier-grade solutions to support advanced applications
including transparent LAN, VoIP and high-quality video. The AN-80i redefines
the benchmark for value - giving operators the industry's most cost-effective
solution for deploying and expanding their wireless network offerings.

    About Towerstream

    Towerstream (OTCBB: TWER.OB) is a leading fixed wireless service provider
in the U.S., delivering high-speed Internet access to businesses. Founded in
2000, the company has established pre-WiMAX networks in such markets as New
York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, the greater Boston,
Providence and Newport, R.I. areas, and continues to expand coverage
throughout the country. The company was the first carrier selected to join the
WiMAX Forum to assist leading vendors in establishing industry compliance with
international broadband wireless access standards and cross-vendor
interoperability. For more information on Towerstream, please visit their
website at:

    About Redline Communications

    Redline Communications is the leading provider of standards-based
wireless broadband solutions. Redline's RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum Certified(TM)
systems and award-winning RedCONNEX(TM) family 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 35,000 installations in 75 countries, and a
global network of over 100 partners, Redline's experience and expertise helps
service providers, enterprises and government organizations roll out the
services and applications that drive their business forward. For more
information, visit

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For further information: Media Contact: Carolyn Anderson, Redline
Communications, (905) 479-8344 ext. 333,

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