Redline Communications

Redline Communications

January 10, 2005 08:02 ET

Redline Debuts its 802.16-2004 Compliant Broadband Wireless Solution at WCA Symposium


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FOR: REDLINE COMMUNICATIONS INC.

JANUARY 10, 2005 - 08:02 ET

Redline Debuts its 802.16-2004 Compliant Broadband
Wireless Solution at WCA Symposium

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 10, 2005) - Redline
Communications, a leading provider of standards-based broadband wireless
equipment, announced today that it is unveiling its WiMAX ready product
at the WCA International Symposium and Business Expo (Booth #306) taking
place January 12 - 14 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. On
display will be Redline's universal platform, the AN-100U, a fully
compliant IEEE 802.16-2004 platform. The AN-100U, which functions as a
base station and subscriber station, advances Redline's readiness for
WiMAX™ interoperability testing and commercial viability.

As a principal member of the WiMAX Forum™, Redline plays an active
role in the technical development of IEEE 802.16 standards. The company
is now actively participating in the development of the 802.16e standard
for mobile applications.

"From our earliest days of product development, Redline has been
committed to delivering solutions that support the standardization needs
of the industry," said Keith Doucet, VP of Marketing and Product
Management. "We led the market with our introduction of an 802.16a
compliant product, the AN-100, which today is being used worldwide by
Tier 1 operators primarily for backhauling wireless access networks. The
AN-100 has demonstrated the viability of the standards based technology
for backhaul applications, while the AN-100U will serve the access
market, representing Redline's foyer into the residential space".

Redline achieved a world first when it introduced the AN-100 802.16a
compliant solution to the industry early 2004. This product received the
Telecommunication Industry Association's (TIA) SUPERQuest award in the
Backbone/Edge Networking Equipment category.

Roger B. Marks, Chairman of IEEE 802.16, says the evolution of 802.16
has been instrumental in accelerating broadband wireless deployment.
"Interest in IEEE Standard 802.16 continues to explode around the world,
with hundreds of engineers from global industry cooperating on its
evolution. As companies introduce new products based upon on that
foundation, the synergies created by the standard are set to bring about
a rapid evolution of broadband wireless access as an essential
communications tool."

Doucet adds, "We are now ready with 802.16-2004 and will once again be
counted among the first to move forward on this important initiative
that will see true interoperability become a reality for the industry."

"We are pleased that Redline has chosen the WCA International Symposium
as its venue of choice to preview its new 802.16-2004 compliant
broadband wireless solution," said Andrew Kreig, President of Wireless
Communications Association International. "The achievements to date from
the broadband wireless community are commendable as they advance their
solutions towards WiMAX interoperability. The dedication from companies
like Redline will ensure that the promise of WiMAX will soon become a
reality."

On January 12 at 2:15pm PST, Keith Doucet will be presenting at the WCA
Symposium on the topic of "Wireless Broadband Access to Rural and Remote
Areas". This presentation will include an overview of the
Keewatin-Patricia District School Board project - one of the largest and
most ambitious broadband wireless deployments in education of its kind.
The Redline / Keewatin-Patricia project is the recipient of WCA's annual
Wemmie Award for 2005, recognized for providing underserved communities
with advanced technology to support educational opportunities.

About Redline Communications

Redline Communications is a technology leader in the design and
manufacture of standards-based broadband wireless access solutions.
Using industry leading OFDM technologies, Redline's award-winning
products provide unmatched high capacity and non-line-of-sight
capabilities with proven performance, reliability and security. Ideal
for a variety of access, backhaul and private network applications,
Redline products meet the needs of carriers, service providers and
enterprises worldwide. Redline is a principal member of the WiMAX
Forum™, and was first in the world to market an 802.16 compliant
product. Redline has over 10,000 installations in 75 countries across
six continents through a global distribution network of 80+ partners.
For more information, visit www.redlinecommunications.com.

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