Redline and Alcatel-Lucent to deliver integrated wireless digital oil field
TORONTO – MobilityWire® – May 29, 2012
Redline Communications Group Inc. (TSX: RDL), a leading provider of broadband wireless solutions for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced that their rugged industrial wireless products were chosen to create a wireless infrastructure for a major oil field operated by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) in the United Arab Emirates.
Redline’s systems integrator Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) will deliver the complete and integrated digital oil field system that will provide reliable, real-time communications between the many sensors located on the wellheads and the centralized control center where the entire operation will be monitored and controlled remotely.
This deal will once again combine Redline’s industry-leading wireless systems with the critical systems integration capabilities offered by ALU. As part of this contract, Redline will provide the hardware, software and services required to create a ubiquitous wireless infrastructure. Alcatel-Lucent will deploy the Redline system, integrating it within the larger digital oil field system.
Abu Dhabi’s ADCO operates onshore and in the shallow coastal waters of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They produce from six oil fields in an area encompassing more than 21,000 square kilometers. Redline’s rugged products will create a private high-speed private network blanketing a wide area, delivering business system access to employees in the field and connecting SCADA devices, RTUs and sensors at the well heads to central control centers. This connectivity will bring instant information to decision makers, and allow them to collaborate and act more quickly on their decisions by controlling the wellheads remotely.
“Alcatel-Lucent and Redline have worked together successfully on other energy projects and we are excited to work with them on this deployment,” said Eric Melka, Redline`s CEO. “We know how well ALU can integrate our wireless networking system into the larger digital oil field system, and we know that ADCO will realize the benefits of this experience.”
This latest win is a further demonstration of Redline’s success and proven leadership as a provider of machine-to-machine long range, high speed wireless solutions for the energy market. Redline’s industrial wireless products have a unique combination of high capacity/low latency operation, ruggedness and high reliability in extreme environmental conditions, and the ability to be managed and upgraded over the air. These attributes, along with Redline’s partnerships with experienced systems integrators, give Redline a key competitive advantage in the emerging digital oil field market.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) is the innovator of Virtual Fiber™, a rugged broadband wireless solution used by companies and governments worldwide to cost effectively deploy and manage distributed services and applications. Redline’s resilient products provide machine-to-machine connectivity over wide areas in even the harshest environments, and are used to facilitate and enhance public safety networks, deploy and extend secure networks, and connect digital oil fields and smart grids. Redline has been delivering powerful, versatile and reliable wireless systems to governments, the military, oil and gas, and the telecom industry for over a decade through certified partners in the Americas, Middle East, and Africa.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 2012 Top 50 list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission – Realizing the Potential of a Connected World. With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com.
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