"Supermajor" Oil Company Selects Redline Communications for Field Wireless Networking
TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com Group Inc. TSX: RDL), a leading provider of broadband wireless solutions for
machine-to-machine (M2M) communications announced today that its
portfolio of Virtual FiberTM rugged wireless broadband network systems
has been selected by one of the 5 largest publicly-owned global oil and
gas companies, collectively known as the "supermajors," for its oilfield wide area networks.
"Oil and gas companies are demanding when it comes to their mission
critical infrastructure, so it's a significant accomplishment to have
proven in their fields that we can meet all their networking needs,"
said Robert Williams, interim CEO of Redline. "It's a tremendous vote
of confidence in our company, our research and development team and our
equipment to have this multinational company select our technology. We
have already received our first order to connect the machines, sensors
and people in one field, and we are having ongoing conversations about
building networks in six more. Redline expects this will be a long and
mutually rewarding relationship."
The oil and gas industry has some unique challenges that add
complexities to building high-speed networks. These challenges include
the terrain, topography and environment of oilfields, which can be
found in hot arid deserts, sub-zero arctic mountains, humid
rainforests, and offshore in deep water. Within these fields, equipment
must withstand anything nature can throw at it, continuing to operate
reliably in sandstorms, hurricanes and blizzards. Redline equipment is
purpose-built for these conditions, thriving in temperatures ranging
from -40° F to +167° F (-40° C to +75° C).
Because this supermajor oil and gas producer operates internationally,
it must also deal with a vast array of regulations governing the use of
licensed and unlicensed spectrum, which can vary wildly from country to
country. With Redline equipment built on its recently announced
Universal Wireless TransportTM (UWTTM) platform, the same network
equipment can be deployed anywhere in the world, operating on the
optimal frequency to meet both networking requirements and local
Redline network equipment, particularly on nomadic assets such as oil
rigs that are frequently moving from place to place, is engineered to
be easy to set up and operate by oilfield employees and contractors.
Redline's Rapid Alignment System (RAS) nomadic wireless broadband
platform operates with zero-touch configuration, automatically
connecting these moveable network endpoints to the wide area network.
Called Virtual FiberTM for a reason, Redline network systems give oil and
gas customers industry-leading range and speeds and the lowest latency
of any other similar wireless system, operating more like fiber optic
networks which are too costly and impractical for most oil and gas
applications. These network attributes mean Redline equipment can be
used for a wide range of applications in the oilfield, including the
expanding use of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications in enhanced
oil recovery (EOR) operations, SCADA networks, real-time video
surveillance and video collaboration, as well as traditional data and
Many other oil and gas producers also rely on Redline's Virtual FiberTM
network systems for regional and worldwide deployments. To learn more
about Redline's solutions for the oil and gas industry, visit http://rdlcom.com/industries/energy.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) is the innovator of Virtual FiberTM, a specialized wireless broadband
solution used to cost-effectively deploy and extend secure networks,
enable M2M applications, connect digital oilfields 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.
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