Redline and 802.16

Redline Communications, the Canadian broadband fixed wireless company, has had a successful time at Gitex, with numerous interested customers, including PTTs, visiting its stand.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  October 22, 2003

Redline Communications, the Canadian broadband fixed wireless company, has had a successful time at Gitex, with numerous interested customers, including PTTs, visiting its stand. “We will definitely close business off the back of this show,” comments Kevin Suitor, vice president, business development, Redline Communications.

The company is focused on 802.16 products, and their use in WiMAX implementations. This technology is becoming increasingly popular around the world, as it plays a key role in the implementation of public hotspots. “We develop products for the backhaul for low cost WIFI hotspots,” explains Suitor.

“The challenge today is that a multi-gigabyte backbone is leading into 100s byte switches [in homes or offices]. Connecting residents to the backbone is only an ASDL line supporting 500-600 bytes, and that is creating a bandwidth bottleneck,” he adds.

Redline’s products help PTTs unblock this bottleneck. Its latest offering is the AN-100 PMP System, a high-speed wireless switch configurable to either point-to-multipoint (PMP) or point-to-point deployments. The device is fully IEEE 802.16a* compliant, so it is ideally suited to both backhaul and access applications.

The AN-100 is a carrier class system, designed to meet stringent requirements for reliability and redundancy. It features a 10/100 Ethernet Data port and up to eight optional E1/T1 circuit interfaces.

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