Redline Communications Inc. (“Redline” or “the Company”), (AIM:REDL) a leading provider of standards-based WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, announces the public debut of its RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX platform and the next addition to RedMAX, one of the world’s most widely deployed WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) solutions. The Company will feature live “over-the-air” demonstrations of its RedMAX 4C products at WiMAX World Europe in Vienna, Austria, from May 29 to 31, 2007.
The RedMAX 4C, which is based on the WiMAX industry’s 802.16e-2005 standards for mobile WiMAX, supports a wide range of fixed, portable and mobile wireless services including support Voice and Video over IP, broadband Internet access used to support highly valued education, medical, transportation and municipal applications, VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and other advanced communications services. The RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX platform is designed to enable operators to maximize the reach and customer density required for a profitable carrier business model. Redline’s new WiMAX offering is also designed to facilitate the integration of its existing RedMAX products with its RedMAX 4C technologies, providing operators a path to introduce 802.16e and evolve to technologies that incorporate 802.16m which is the WiMAX industry standard for true mobility.
“Redline continues to lead the WiMAX industry with worldwide deployments of RedMAX, the first complete WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) system, and ongoing development of technologies that enable carriers to build multi-use networks that enable the high-revenue services demanded by customers worldwide,” said Kevin Suitor, Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, Redline Communications. “Following recent interoperability testing with other WiMAX vendors, Redline’s debut of the RedMAX 4C is a significant milestone in bringing true, tested 802.16e-2005-compliant products to market.”
“With the success of its WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) RedMAX family of products, Redline has been a significant driver behind the deployment and commercial delivery of WiMAX services by carriers worldwide,” said Berge Ayvazian, Chief Strategy Officer, Yankee Group. “We believe carriers will continue to look to the WiMAX market leaders such as Redline in the evolution of their networks to incorporate new technologies and services as they emerge. Based on Redline’s track record of producing high-performance, high-capacity WiMAX solutions, we believe RedMAX and the new RedMAX 4C provide solid platforms on which carriers can build a long term WiMAX strategy.”
“The introduction of the RedMAX 4C makes Redline’s WiMAX technologies available to more carriers worldwide, including Asia Pacific regions such as Japan and India where regulators are awarding licenses for WiMAX operation in the 2.5 GHz spectrum. It also enables operators with 3.5 GHz licenses to choose from additional Redline technologies to achieve their specific business and deployment objectives,” added Suitor. “Redline expects to begin delivering its RedMAX 4C 802.16e-2005-based products to new and existing customers in the second half of 2007.”
Redline’s RedMAX 4C products, including both the base station and customer premise equipment, were among those tested at the recent WiMAX Forum Plugfest in Sophia Antipolis, France. Among the key mobility features tested were handover capabilities for mobile applications and MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output), an intelligent antenna technology that delivers higher capacity and spectral efficiency. At WiMAX World Europe, Redline will demonstrate broadband video applications over its RedMAX 4C system.
RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX Platform
Operating in the 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz spectrum bands, RedMAX 4C is designed to conform to the requirements for 802.16e Certification Wave 2, which is the WiMAX Forum’s official certification program for Mobile WiMAX. Supporting a high concentration of subscribers, it enables operators to realize a rapid return on their WiMAX investment, with a low total cost of ownership.
The RedMAX 4C leverages Redline’s proven, field tested and optimized fourth-generation technologies for TDD (Time Division Duplexing)-based Scalable-OFDMA-based systems. It provides carriers with an all-IP system that incorporates open standards to provide carriers the flexibility to deliver fixed, portable and mobile services with WiMAX. The new product family includes a modular, standardized µTCA (micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture) chassis base station that is small, lightweight and easy to deploy thereby minimizing site acquisition and construction costs and speeding up site buildout timelines. RedMAX 4C will also include a suite of indoor and outdoor fixed and portable end-user devices including laptops, mobile handsets and PDAs.
High System Gain and Advanced Antenna Techniques
Incorporating advanced antenna techniques including MIMO, receive diversity techniques and high power radios (up to 10W), RedMAX 4C provides one of the highest system gains in the industry for wide area coverage and high in-building penetration. It also supports hundreds of active subscribers positioning it among the most cost effective WiMAX base station systems to deploy and operate as it allows carriers to derive the highest possible revenue from fewest cell sites. The modularity and scalability of the RedMAX 4C allows carriers to deploy one of several possible MIMO configuration options including 2×2 or 4×4 MIMO.
High Capacity through layer 2 innovations
Predictive Scheduling, born out of over 7 years of Redline’s field experience with TDD, OFDM systems, allows the carriers to support over 250 active subscribers on a single base station sector leading to lower infrastructure build-out costs and faster time to profitability. The high system gain, high capacity RedMAX 4C reduces deployment costs by providing un-paralleled WiMAX performance to support broadband fixed and mobile wireless services.
The modularity of the base station along with the OBSAI (Open Base Station Architecture Initiative) and software-defined radio architecture protects the carrier investment and extends the product lifecycle by allowing system upgrades to match the evolution of WiMAX. The RedMAX 4C base station incorporates OAM&P (Operation, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning) function support including fault tolerance, performance, inventory and software management to ensure greater reliability. It also supports SNMP (simple network management protocol) interface, WiMAX MIBs (Management Information Base) and is easily managed by the Redline Management Suite or third party Element Management System.
Redline’s RedMAX(TM) Family
The RedMAX 4C is the latest addition to Redline’s growing roster of WiMAX solutions. Redline is among the leading global companies that are bringing proven WiMAX solutions to markets around the world. Redline’s RedMAX family of WiMAX solutions is the world’s first complete system to receive the WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) mark for conformance to the WiMAX standards for performance and interoperability. Redline’s 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 include 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. Redline’s RedMAX family will be expanded to include products for additional frequency bands, applications and standards.
The exceptional performance, capacity, coverage and carrier-class scalability of RedMAX products are the result of Redline’s extensive OFDM technology development and deployment experience. With an extended reach of more than 15 kilometers, speeds of up to 35 Mbps, advanced encryption, quality of service (QoS) controls, VLAN capabilities, and ability to support up to thousands of users on a single base station, RedMAX enables carriers and other network operators to support heavy data, video and voice traffic on their networks.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications is the leading provider of standards-based wireless broadband solutions. Redline’s RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) systems and award-winning RedCONNEX(TM) family of broadband wireless infrastructure 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 the continued development of WiMAX and other advanced wireless broadband products. With more than 35,000 installations in 75 countries, and a global network of over 100 partners, Redline’s experience and expertise helps service providers, enterprises and government organizations roll out the services and applications that drive their business forward.