Redline Communications specialize in developing innovative and powerful wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging locations and mission-critical applications. Redline networks are used by oil and gas companies to manage onshore and offshore assets, by militaries for secure battlefield communications, by municipalities to remotely monitor infrastructure, and by telecom service providers to deliver premium services. 

"Redline has a great reputation for developing and delivering world class robust, powerful, versatile, reliable and purpose-built networks to hundreds of businesses worldwide - in locations that include the deserts of the Middle East, the rainforests of South America, and the frozen Alaskan slopes," revealed Jeff Gould; Senior VP Global Sales and Marketing.

Redline's latest release, the RDL-LTE ruggedized networking system, is a complete end-to-end LTE broadband solution for organizations that require a secure private network to support voice, data, video, and the Internet-of-Things. LTE (Long-Term Evolution) is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals. The RDL-LTE architecture is designed for deployments over very large coverage areas where a small to medium number of remote devices are required at roll-out.

"The low-power consumption and extended range functionality makes the RDL-LTE system well suited for wide-area, low-density networks like those used for the military and oil fields, but with this release we can now add public safety to our list." Redline's interoperability program provides an extensive selection of third-party industrial-grade handsets and a best-in-class vehicular mobile routers and makes RDL-LTE a fit for purpose solution for first responders, law enforcement and any organization looking for a complete and secure, private industrial LTE network.

It can scale to over 100,000 users and is 3GPP compliant so Redline components can easily be integrated into existing LTE systems. The RDL-LTE solution can function optimally within even limited spectrum availability. Spectrum relates to the radio frequencies allocated to the mobile industry and other sectors for communication over the airwaves. The use of the airwaves in each country is overseen by the government which manages the radio spectrum and issues spectrum licenses.

"Very few industrial customers have spectrum they actually own and so having a private LTE network is something of a challenge but we do see that changing. LTE is the recognized technology of choice moving forward and demand in the LTE market is expected to grow rapidly, expanding worldwide. Looking to the future, we expect to see Governments setting aside — as in the case of public safety -spectrum for critical industrial markets and for investor markets acquiring their own spectrum or joining ventures with others that do have spectrum. LTE provides true mobility from a wireless perspective and the implications are immense," believes Jeff.


Published in Business Trends, 74th Edition, 2017