TORONTO, October 30 /PRNewswire/ --

- US Operators Can Now Utilize Rural Broadband Funding to Deploy Redline's RedMAX(TM) and RedCONNEX(TM) Products

Redline Communications Group Inc. (Redline) (TSX and AIM: RDL), a leading provider of WiMAX and broadband wireless infrastructure products, today announced that it has received USDA acceptance and Buy American status from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utility Services (RUS) for its RedMAX and RedCONNEX products. The acceptance will enable network operators in the United States to take advantage of a federal rural broadband funding program when deploying Redline's broadband wireless products in support of rural residential, business and community wireless services.

Redline's WiMAX Forum Certified(R) products awarded RUS acceptance and Buy American status include the RedMAX AN100U, and RedMAX Subscriber Unit (SU-O). The Redline Management System (RMS) and RedCONNEX AN80i, Redline's award-winning broadband wireless infrastructure product also achieved acceptance. Redline's products underwent the USDA's rigorous process and are now included on the USDA's designated List of Materials Acceptable for Use in Telecommunications Systems for access by communication providers participating in the RUS funding program.

Redline applauds the RUS program for assisting service providers to bring broadband services to more areas across the United States, said Kevin Suitor, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Redline Communications. Telecommunications providers can take advantage of significant RUS funding to deploy Redline's high bandwidth, high throughput products and provide critical community services and local businesses with broadband support for voice, video and data services; services they depend on to carry out their businesses and remain profitable.

The Rural Utility Services (RUS) telecommunications program is designed to assist US communication operators in developing, planning and financing the construction of broadband communications by providing financial grants to enable operators to deploy broadband infrastructure services in rural, economically-challenged communities where services currently do not exist.

Redline's RedMAX(TM) Family

Redline's RedMAX(TM) family of WiMAX solutions includes 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(TM) Base Station (AN-100U) supports up to 512 users per base station radio, and delivers voice, video, and prioritized data traffic, enabling long-range, high-capacity wireless broadband networks. Redline's WiMAX products also include the RedMAX(TM) Indoor Subscriber Unit (SU-I) and Outdoor Subscriber Unit (SU-O) designed for enterprise and residential services. The RedMAX(TM) Management Suite enables operators to monitor and control the network, ensuring high service availability. Redline is maintaining its WiMAX leadership with the expansion of its RedMAX(TM) family to include products for additional frequency bands, applications and standards.

RedMAX 4C(TM) Mobile WiMAX

The RedMAX 4C(TM), 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(TM) Mobile WiMAX platform is designed to enable operators to maximize the reach and customer density required for a profitable carrier business model. The RedMAX 4C(TM) includes a modular, standardized (micro)TCA (micro Telecommunications Computing Architecture) chassis base station that is small, lightweight and easy to deploy. RedMAX 4C(TM) will also include a suite of indoor and outdoor fixed and portable end-user devices including laptops, mobile handsets and PDAs. Redline's new WiMAX offering is also designed to facilitate the integration of its existing RedMAX(TM) products with its RedMAX 4C(TM) technologies, providing operators a path to true mobility.


Redline's RedCONNEX family of broadband wireless infrastructure products have been deployed by companies worldwide to support a range of applications including mobile backhaul, video surveillance, storage and business continuity, premium Internet access, and other voice, video and data services. The RedCONNEX product family includes the AN-50e high speed wireless point-to-point (PTP) Ethernet bridge, the AN-30e carrier-grade TDM backhaul solution for mobility and enterprise network operators, and the new AN-80i broadband wireless backhaul solution. Operating in the 4.9 GHz, 5.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz spectrum bands, the AN-80i leverages Redline's proven OFDM technology to deliver industry-leading, high-speed Ethernet throughput up to 90Mbps and flexible software defined configurations. With its exceptional long range capabilities, the AN-80i is able to establish and maintain reliable and highly secure connectivity that can exceed 80 km (50 miles) in clear line-of-sight conditions.

About USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development's mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development has invested more than US$90 billion since 2001 for equity and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. More than 1.7 million jobs have been created or saved through these investments. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA's web site at

About Redline Communications

Redline Communications ( is the leading provider of fixed and mobile standards-based wireless broadband solutions. Redline's RedMAX(TM) WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) system, RedMAX 4C Mobile WiMAX(TM) products, and its award-winning RedCONNEX(TM) and RedACCESS(TM) families 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 maintaining its wireless industry leadership with the continued development of WiMAX and other advanced wireless broadband products. With more than 100,000 installations in 85 countries, and a global network of over 170 partners, Redline's experience and expertise helps service providers, enterprises and government organizations roll out wireless broadband networks to support advanced communications.

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For further information: Redline Communications: Carolyn Anderson, Chantelle Bani,,, Tel: +1-905-479-8344; Equicom Group: Craig Armitage, Vanessa Beresford,,, Tel: +1-416-815-0700; Canaccord Adams: Neil Johnson, Andrew Chubb, Tel: +44(0)20-7050-6500

For further information: Redline Communications: Carolyn Anderson, Chantelle Bani,,, Tel: +1-905-479-8344; Equicom Group: Craig Armitage, Vanessa Beresford,,, Tel: +1-416-815-0700; Canaccord Adams: Neil Johnson, Andrew Chubb, Tel: +44(0)20-7050-6500