Redline Communications

Redline Communications
Invenova Corporation

June 30, 2005 10:24 ET

Redline and Invenova Corporation Advance WiMAX-Based Product Testing

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 30, 2005) -

Protocol and conformance test tool facilitates test phase and development of Redline's RedMAX products

Redline Communications, a leading provider of standards-based broadband wireless equipment, and Invenova Corporation, a developer of instrumentation, test and measurement systems for standards-based wireless technologies, today announced that Invenova's products are being used to facilitate the development and testing of Redline's WiMAX-based products.

Invenova's Astro8140 WiMAX Protocol Test and Measurement products have been used extensively throughout the Alpha test phase for Redline's RedMAX family to validate the products' MAC and PHY layers conformance to the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard. The Astro8140 product line was developed specifically for protocol and conformance testing of WiMAX-based products. Early availability of protocol conformance test suites is instrumental to the rapid implementation and successful adoption of any new standard.

"Invenova wanted to work with WiMAX vendors who could really stress our test equipment from day one," said Praveen Kumar, General Manager, Invenova Corporation. "Redline's proven track record, aggressive timeline and extensive coverage of the 802.16-2004 standard expedited this process."

"Using Invenova's test tool has helped Redline to accelerate our product development cycle," said Keith Doucet, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, Redline Communications Inc. "Having validated our 802.16-2004 MAC layer to this extent gives us extremely high confidence as RedMAX enters the WiMAX certification phase of tests at Cetecom. Invenova has enabled us to reduce the time and expense required to develop our RedMAX products and maintain our WiMAX leadership position."

Invenova's Astro8000 series WiMAX Test and Measurement products are designed to enable WiMAX system vendors to bring products to market faster by providing a comprehensive protocol test and analysis platform. The products support powerful traffic generation and monitoring/analysis capabilities including full-fledged Base Station/Subscriber Station emulation and provides users fine-grained control over all aspects of WiMAX conformance testing.

Redline is offering live demonstrations of its RedMAX product family at WCA 2005 in Washington, DC this week. The company conducted the world's first live 'over the air' demonstration of indoor and outdoor IEEE 802.16-2004-compliant networking equipment (upon which WiMAX is based) at SUPERCOMM2005 in Chicago in June, 2005.

Redline's RedMAX Family

Redline's WiMAX solutions are designed to operate in a wide range of network designs and deployments, including point-to-point and point-to-multi-point, in urban and rural geographies. The RedMAX carrier class Base Station (AN-100U) can transmit a variety of services, including circuit-switched voice traffic, video, VoIP and prioritized data traffic to the RedMAX Subscriber units - both indoor and outdoor versions - which feature the Intel® PRO/Wireless 5116 WiMAX modem silicon.

About Invenova Corporation

Invenova develops instrumentation, test and measurement systems for standards based Wireless Communication technologies. Invenova takes pride in developing pioneering test solutions and creates highly differentiated best in class products. Invenova is currently leading the way in developing test solutions for emerging Broadband Wireless technologies.

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 15,000 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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