Redline Communications

Redline Communications
Wavesat Inc.

Wavesat Inc.

May 22, 2006 07:46 ET

Redline And Wavesat Demonstrate World's First Portable And Interoperable Wimax Network

VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(CCNMatthews - May 22, 2006) -

Portable personal broadband capabilities to drive rapid, wide-scale adoption of today's WiMAX products

Redline Communications Inc., the leading provider of advanced broadband wireless access and backhaul solutions, and Wavesat, a developer of WiMAX chipsets, software and development tools, are delivering the world's first live demonstration of a portable WiMAX network using interoperable WiMAX products.

The portable wireless connection delivers on the WiMAX promise of personal broadband, enabling a high-bandwidth connection to portable devices, supporting video and data communications. The demonstration, held at WiMAX World Europe in Vienna, Austria from May 22 to 24, showcases Redline's WiMAX Forum Certified™ IEEE 802.16-2004 products delivering wireless broadband connectivity to a laptop computer equipped with Wavesat's WiMAX Mini-PCI card; the world's first and only WiMAX Mini-PCI module.

"The ability of our RedMAX™ WiMAX products to deliver portable personal broadband capabilities will drive rapid, wide-scale adoption of the technology," said Majed Sifri, Chief Executive Officer, Redline Communications Inc. "This accomplishment marks a major milestone in our RedPATH architecture roadmap, which enables carriers to generate revenue from WiMAX solutions today, with the assurance they can quickly introduce new portable applications, and eventually move to full mobility applications as the WiMAX industry evolves."

"Wavesat is excited to showcase the unique capability and flexibility of the industry's only WiMAX Mini-PCI module in a portable laptop application, interoperating with Redline's base station," says Michel Guay, CEO of Wavesat. "Our low cost, high performance and flexible architecture allows OEMs and ODMs partners to deploy portable WiMAX application today with minimum engineering and market risks. This demo is a preview of the upcoming WiMAX USB-Dongles and PCI-Express reference designs from Wavesat, which will drive down the cost of CPEs and enable rapid and broad WiMAX portable market adoption."

Redline's RedPATH Architecture Roadmap

Today's announcement marks a significant milestone in Redline's RedPATH architecture roadmap, which provides carriers with a clear business and network deployment strategy that leverages their WiMAX investment. RedPATH is a three stage approach that guides Redline's RedMAX product development from supporting today's fixed and portable services, to products that will enable carriers to expand and enhance their services, and delivering on full mobility.

With the first phase now complete, operators can establish a WiMAX network that delivers on the performance and interoperability requirements of WiMAX Forum Certified™ products, with an open architecture and management system which is a key component for carrier-class networks.

Redline is now delivering on phase two of RedPATH, which will enable operators to expand their services to mainstream residential subscribers, offering enhanced fixed services and portable applications. Also in this phase, operators can benefit from a new RedMAX base station architecture that will support either or both of today's WiMAX standards. The third phase of RedPATH will enable RedMAX network operators to evolve to mobile service offerings where needed, with advanced physical layer technologies including MIMO and AAS antennas that ensure the ubiquitous coverage required for a profitable mobile business model.

Wavesat WiMAX Portfolio and Roadmap

Wavesat is the first company to have received WiMAX Forum Certified™ seal for its CPE Design earlier this year. Wavesat's award-winning WiMAX product portfolio is a complete and cost-effective solution supporting all the necessary features to design solutions for WiMAX fixed, basic mobility and full mobility market segments. It also features the industry's only WiMAX Mini-PCI card. Chosen by ODMs and OEMs worldwide, Wavesat products fit design requirements for Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), providing effective wireless connectivity for a wide range of network sizes and coverage from urban to rural applications.

Wavesat provides solutions for each WiMAX market segment:

- From backhaul to DSL extension with 802.16-2004 Evolutive™ Fixed solutions;

- To high speed connectivity for laptop mobility with the Shark chipset and Evolutive™ Nomadic products;

- To full mobility with the upcoming 802.16e sOFDMA Umobile™ product portfolio for WiBro/WiMAX applications.

Redline's RedMAX Family

Redline's RedMAX family of WiMAX solutions includes the world's first complete network to receive the WiMAX Forum Certified™ mark for conformance to the strict standards for performance and interoperability. The carrier-class RedMAX Base Station (AN-100U) supports voice, video, and prioritized data traffic, enabling long-range, high-capacity wireless broadband networks. Redline's WiMAX products also includes the RedMAX Indoor Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O) designed for enterprise and residential services. The RedMAX Management Suite enables operators to monitor and control the network, ensuring high service availability.

About Wavesat

Founded in 1993, Wavesat Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and supply of baseband chips for WiMAX compliant systems. Wavesat is headquartered in Montreal, Canada where it conducts research and development activities. Wavesat is a privately held company. Key investors include BDC Venture Capital, Monet Capital, Multiple Capital, Pac-Link Management Corp., Skypoint Capital Corporation, Solidarity Fund QFL and Sunsino Ventures Group.

Wavesat is a Principal member of the WiMAX Forum, a nonprofit corporation formed to certify the compatibility and interoperability of Broadband Wireless devices conforming to the 802.16 wireless MAN and ETSI HiperMAN specifications and to help accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace.

Wavesat was awarded the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award and 2005 InfoVision Award for its unique Evolutive WiMAX Series. Please visit the company's web site at www.wavesat.com.

About Redline Communications

Redline Communications is the leading provider of standards-based wireless broadband solutions. Redline's WiMAX Forum Certified™ systems and award-winning proprietary 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 20,000 installations in 75 countries, and a global network of more than 80 partners, Redline has the experience and expertise to help service providers capitalize on opportunities to roll-out the services and applications that drive their business forward. For more information, visit www.redlinecommunications.com.

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