MENA Energy Provider to Connect Power Grid using Redline’s Wireless Infrastructure
TORONTO– MobilityWire® – May 28, 2013
Redline Communications Group Inc. (TSX: RDL), a leading provider of rugged broadband wireless solutions, today announced their rugged wireless infrastructure system has been selected to provide connectivity to 500 power substations owned by an energy provider in the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) Region.
Redline’s system, using its eLTE-MT wireless products, will deliver a multi-use network connecting 500 power substations located across a 40,000 square kilometre (15,000 square mile) area, roughly equal to the size of the Netherlands. The machine-to-machine (M2M) network will be used to securely monitor and control machinery at the unmanned stations of the power grid. It will also be used to connect and control high definition video cameras located at each station, allowing remote operators to “see” the stations over distances of up to 30 km (12 miles). Lastly, employees who periodically travel to the substations will also be able to use their laptops and smart phones to make calls and connect to their corporate systems over the Redline network.
“We were selected because our system is versatile, powerful, rugged and secure,” said Eric Melka, Redline’s CEO. “Connecting an entire power grid requires real-time high speed communication, and flawless operation 24 hours per day 7 days per week. The implications of failure are severe, and Redline quite simply has the most reliable and secure wireless system on the market.”
Redline’s private wide area networks are the gold standard for other energy-based applications such as digital oil fields and public infrastructure monitoring. All of these applications share common requirements: a network powerful enough to cover long distances with the smallest number of towers; secure enough to protect sensitive data; rugged and reliable enough to perform flawlessly without need for onsite maintenance; and versatile enough to handle a wide range of data types – from the wire-like demands of video surveillance communications to the small packet requirements of M2M communications – all on the same network. Redline’s system delivers on all of these attributes.
“This new customer win extends our footprint in the energy sector and significant deals like these that well exceed $1M continue to drive order momentum and growth,” added Melka.
Purpose built for the tough industrial marketplace, the eLTE-MT features a robust physical design that withstands the harshest environments. Powerful hardware accelerators ensure all data is processed and transmitted at speeds of up to 120 Mbps UBR with wire-line latency. Patented advanced proprietary interference mitigation maintains optimum performance in noisy and non line-of-sight conditions, and Quality of Service (QoS) profiles actively manage traffic priority and flow to dependably deliver simultaneous streams of data, voice and video traffic in both uplink and downlink. The eLTE-MT is FIPS 140-2 compliant and supports full over-the-air (OTA) data with X.509 authentication and AES encryption for ultra-secure operation. Once installed, the eLTE-MT provides OTA management, software upgrades and functional upgrades using license key options that remove the need to physically access the system.
Learn more about Redline’s wireless broadband systems at http://rdlcom.com/products-overview.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications is the innovator of Virtual Fiber™, a specialized wireless broadband system used by companies and governments worldwide to cost-effectively deploy distributed services and applications. Redline Virtual Fiber™ solutions are used to facilitate and enhance public safety networks, deploy and extend secure networks, connect digital oil fields and smart grids, and bring dedicated Internet access wherever and whenever it’s needed. 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 its global network of certified partners. For more information visit www.rdlcom.com.
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