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October 12, 2005 12:00 ET

Redline Communications Powers Idaho National Laboratory

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 12, 2005) - Redline Communications Inc.

Idaho National Laboratory chooses Redline's AN-50 wireless broadband systems to enhance remote connectivity to employees at the U.S. DOE's INL facilities

Redline Communications Inc., a leading provider of standards-based broadband wireless equipment, today announced that its award-winning AN-50 wireless broadband system has been deployed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory to provide point-to-multipoint (PMP) communications for Department of Energy facilities throughout the national energy research laboratory. The organization has deployed Redline's AN-50e network to deliver wireless broadband backhaul that supports video, voice and data connectivity for the INL Site's 6,500 employees.

The Redline AN-50e network is being installed as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's INL project to enhance its communications infrastructure. The Redline network will cover more than 890 square miles on the INL Site in southeast Idaho.

"We reviewed available technologies that would enable us to establish a network that would ensure reliable and secure communication of critical, confidential information between our facilities," said Brian Jensen, Network Systems, Idaho National Laboratory. "We chose Redline's wireless broadband system because its robust point-to-multipoint and non-line-of-sight capabilities met our specific needs. The system satisfied our requirements for response and low latency. The broadband network has improved communications between our remote facilities and improved response times for our employees on critical issues that otherwise would have no connectivity."

"This project has been in the making for over two years," said Paul Martinez, INL Communications Infrastructure Department manager. "A tremendous amount of effort and research came from Steven Williams, INL Next Generation Wireless Testbed systems engineer. From the conception to implementation, the technology has advanced and our goal was to provide a robust backhaul for remote connectivity. We feel that this solution has provided us with the baseline infrastructure to meet our goal."

Redline AN-50es are being used for PMP links. Five base stations are installed on the laboratory's existing two towers located on mountaintops in the region. Another two towers recently were erected to serve eight base stations at the INL site. Altogether, the INL site is served by 13 base stations.

"The Idaho National Laboratory project is an excellent example of how Redline's point-to-multipoint networks can enable organizations to improve their communications while reducing the cost of building and maintaining infrastructure," said Keith Doucet, vice president of marketing and product management for Redline Communications. "As more and more companies turn to wireless broadband technologies to improve their communications systems, Redline's AN-50e is standing out for its industry-leading performance, security features, portability and capacity."

About Redline's AN-50e

Redline's flagship product, the AN-50e is designed and optimized for high performance PTP and PMP connectivity for broadband access and backhaul applications for the 5.4 to 5.7 GHz and 5.7 to 5.8 GHz unlicensed bands. It functions at up to 72 Mbps over the air, and supports ranges beyond 50 miles, making it ideal for applications such as building-to-building connectivity for enterprises and campus networking applications.

About Idaho National Laboratory

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is one of the Department of Energy's 10 multiprogram national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of DOE's strategic goal areas - energy, national security and science.

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 20,000 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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