Another 27 RStandard(TM) Monopoles Shipped To Nova Scotia
CALGARY, May 11 /CNW/ - Resin Systems Inc. ("RS") (RS - TSX), a
technology innovator and manufacturer of advanced composite products for
infrastructure markets, announces that Seaside Wireless Communications has
received shipment of an additional 27 RStandard(TM) modular composite poles
for their portion of the "Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia" initiative, a
service designed to provide high-speed internet access for all of Nova Scotia.
This shipment, a result of continued collaboration between RS and its
exclusive North American distributor, brings Seaside's RStandard pole
inventory up to a total of 86.
When completed at the end of 2009, the entire province will have
high-speed internet access, thus making Nova Scotia one of the most connected
jurisdictions in North America. Seaside Wireless and RS are collaborating to
provide a reliable and robust network that offers worldwide interconnectivity
to all of Nova Scotia's communities.
"We are involved with construction of one of the world's largest wireless
broadband networks to date," stated Mac Fuller, regional manager for Seaside
Wireless Communications. "Our early construction efforts confirmed the many
advantages of using the RStandard monopole. At the time this was a relatively
new application of the product, but RS worked with us to quickly develop the
specific telecom and safety hardware we required. The logistics advantages of
the RStandard allowed us to keep ahead of a very tight build schedule. The
modular concept also allows us tremendous inventory flexibility with our
installations ranging from 20 to 40 meters (65.6 to 131.3 feet) in above
ground height, all constructed from standard modules. We are continuing to
find new applications for this versatile product and the RS engineering team
has always been there to support us. In the end, the RStandard modular concept
allowed for quick lead times, fast, economical and permit-free transportation
from our central yard to the sites and very efficient pole assembly and
Jeff St. Aubin, the project manager with Morrison Hershfield Ltd., the
project's design engineering firm, stated, "After our analysis was complete,
the RStandard was the obvious monopole choice for this broadband project. The
standard-sized nesting modules allowed for quick lead time and cost effective
transportation. Pole assembly and setting are very efficient with this system,
which allowed us to expedite our build schedule. We also have the flexibility
to deploy larger base modules today and add new top modules in the future to
increase the pole height to accommodate future network upgrades or site
sharing revenue opportunities. The RStandard is the only monopole system that
offers this many solutions and is also maintenance free."
"Our RStandard monopole provides a non-conductive structure that
eliminates noise and interference for radio frequency beams," stated Paul
Giannelia, president and chief executive officer of RS. "The monopoles are a
task-flexible, highly robust, low cost sustainable solution for the broadband
and telecommunications industry. Our monopole value proposition puts us in an
excellent position to expand our role in the telecommunications market."
About Seaside Wireless Communications
Seaside Wireless Communications is affiliated with Seaside
Communications, a provider of television and Internet services, offering
everything from traditional analog cable to digital and high-definition
television channels. Seaside High-Speed is working to provide high-speed
Internet service in Nova Scotia as part of the provincial government's
Broadband for Rural Nova Scotia project. For more information on Seaside
Communications go to www.seaside.ns.ca.
About Morrison Hershfield Ltd.
Morrison Hershfield is an employee-owned firm providing integrated
multidisciplinary engineering and related expertise. They deliver innovative,
cost effective and technically sophisticated solutions for infrastructure. For
more information about Morrison Hershfield, please visit:
RS is a technology innovator that develops advanced composite material
products for infrastructure markets. The composite products manufactured using
the Company's proprietary resins and processes are typically lighter, more
durable and longer-lasting than competing products made from the traditional
building blocks of wood, steel or concrete.
RS's flagship product is its award-winning RStandard(TM) composite pole.
The pole is used as transmission and distribution poles to carry electric
grids and as communication structures for various uses including wireless
networks and microwave communications systems.
For the latest on RS's developments, go to the company's website at
"RStandard" is a trademark of RS.
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