Redline Communications

Redline Communications

June 05, 2006 14:21 ET

Redline Introduces RedMAX'TM' Management Suite for WiMAX Networks

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 5, 2006) -

Network and element management enables true carrier-class WiMAX deployments and seamless integration with the core network

Redline Communications, a leading provider of standards-based wireless broadband equipment, today introduced the RedMAX™ Management Suite, enabling seamless integration and management of WiMAX technologies within operators' core networks. By integrating the RedMAX Management Suite with their RedMAX network, operators can establish and manage a true carrier-class WiMAX network.

The RedMAX Management Suite (RMS) is an element management system that enables broadband network operators to easily deploy, control, monitor and upgrade the Redline products in their network, acting as a gateway to the operators' NMS and OSS and enabling full automation of operations The RMS is standards-based and platform independent to easily integrate with any IT infrastructure.

"The RedMAX Management Suite is a key differentiator for Redline and an important component of our RedPATH architecture roadmap," said Edgar Masri, Chief Operating Officer, Redline Communications Inc. "Network management is a top priority for carriers that want to integrate WiMAX with their core networks and have the ability to expand and manage their networks as they grow and introduce new technologies based on the evolving WiMAX standards."

The RMS monitors equipment, collects traffic statistics and enables provisioning of services, reports inventories and alarm propagation via a Northbound Interface. To help ensure uninterrupted service and to maximize the network capacity the RMS includes programmable TCAs for varying levels of alarms. In addition, the RMS enables operators to perform scheduled automated software upgrades to all Redline equipment on the network from a central location.

Redline's RedPATH™ Architecture Roadmap

The RedMAX Management Suite is an important component of the 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 the promise of 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 enhanced fixed services and portable applications. The RedMAX Indoor Subscriber Unit will accelerate the expansion of WiMAX networks to include residential and small business users. 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 with advanced physical layer technologies including MIMO and AAS antennas that ensure the ubiquitous coverage required for a profitable mobile business model.

Redline's RedMAX products have been chosen by carriers in International markets for nation-wide deployments and network trials. Among the first to install RedMAX for a nation-wide network is Hrvatske Telekomunikacije d.d (T-HT), a Croatian telecommunications company owned by Deutsche Telecom. The T-HT deployment is being managed by MICROLINK, a distributor and system integrator of wireless communication systems for digital data transmission. RedMAX is also being deployed by Integrated Telecom Company Ltd. (ITC), a licensed data service provider in Saudi Arabia as part of the (U.S.) $22.2 million first phase of its region-wide broadband network.

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 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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