Redline Launches Nomadic Virtual Fiber(TM) System Using Solid State Smart Antenna Technology
TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2012, 2012 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Innovative RAS Smart Antenna System delivers industry-leading wireless
throughput and reliability for nomadic applications
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com Group Inc. TSX: RDL), a leading provider of broadband wireless solutions for industrial
machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced the
availability of the RAS Smart Antenna System. The solid state RAS is
the first wireless broadband networking system that instantly locates,
steers toward and connects to a network base station, automatically
establishing reliable high speed connectivity to and from roving
RAS - which stands for Rapid Auto Steering - brings a 360 degree field
of view to the Redline RDL-3000 broadband wireless system, extending its use to include nomadic applications. Roving RAS-equipped
rigs, vehicles and other equipment enjoy automatic, continuous and
reliable wireless connectivity even as they move from place to place
across large distances in rugged terrain and harsh environments.
The revolutionary RAS combines a unique antenna design with a newly
engineered intelligent sensing system integrated into the RDL-3000.
These features allow the RAS to automatically locate the closest base
station, which might be many kilometers away, then use automatic beam
forming and interference mitigation technology to establish and
maintain wireless connections with speeds as fast as 100 Mbps.
The RAS system was engineered for the unique networking requirements of
operating in remote areas, as commonly found in oil and gas, military,
and utility applications. Its solid state antenna was specifically
developed to eliminate moving parts, enhancing its ability to withstand
shock, extended periods of vibration and almost any weather condition.
Requiring no special training to operate, the RAS system enables
multiple applications from a single vehicle or rig, including real-time
M2M communications, SCADA, high resolution video, Wi-Fi, telephony and
"We engineered RAS to be as simple to use as a mobile phone - you just
turn it on and it works," said Leigh Chang, associate vice president of
product management at Redline Communications. "This zero-touch
operation is truly unique, allowing system users to focus on their
work, not on setting up a network. Fully solid state with no moving
parts, RAS not only instantly and automatically establishes the best
possible connection, it auto-provisions itself, setting the appropriate
security and quality of service (QoS) for myriad applications ranging
from M2M to video, data and voice."
Other mobile networking options take significant time to set up and
require specialized IT skills and training to operate. Omni directional
antennas, such as those used in Wi-Fi access points, broadcast radio
signals in all directions at once, limiting their range and creating
uncontrolled RF interference. Costly Satellite-based connectivity not
only requires more time and special training for setup and operation,
its substantial latency makes it unsuitable for real-time
applications. With high throughput, self-steering/self-aligning
operation, a focused beam across a range exceeding 10 kilometers and
low latency operation, RAS easily overcomes all competitive
Already shipping to oilfield operations around the world, RAS is now
available globally. RAS is a member of Redline's RDL-3000 family of
Virtual FiberTM wireless broadband systems and complies with all
important connectivity standards. For more information visit www.rdlcom.com.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) is the innovator of Virtual FiberTM, a specialized broadband wireless
system used to cost-effectively deploy and extend secure networks,
enable M2M applications, connect digital oil fields and smart grids,
facilitate and enhance public safety networks, and bring Internet
access wherever and whenever it's needed - regardless of terrain or how
remote. For more than a decade Redline has delivered powerful,
versatile and reliable wireless solutions to governments, militaries,
oil and gas companies and telecom service providers through its global
network of certified partners. For more information visit www.rdlcom.com.
SOURCE: Redline Communications Group Inc.
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