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Redline awarded contract for wireless oilfield network

Contract is for a high-capacity wireless communications network


September 6, 2012
by Purchasing b2b staff
TORONTO—Redline Communications Group Inc, a provider of broadband wireless solutions for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, has landed a contract with an American oil and gas company for a high-capacity wireless network for communications between wells, other assets, and drilling rigs in the oilfield, and their centralized control offices. This oil company customer, already using Redline’s system in other parts of the world, is expanding its operations to Oman and has turned to Redline once again to meet their exacting communications requirements. Delivery of products and services associated with the contract, expected to represent approximately 10 percent of Redline’s annual revenue for 2012, begins immediately with full deployment of the network expected to take up to 18 months.
“This contract is a major achievement for Redline and we are proud to have been selected as the network backbone for yet another oilfield project with this customer,” said Eric Melka, CEO of Redline.

Redline’s advanced wireless broadband system allows personnel to monitor and control oil field production—including the ability to capture data in real-time from thousands of M2M sensors at remote sites. The Virtual Fiber network will be built using Redline’s RDL-3000 and ELTE-MT systems, wireless broadband equipment designed for harsh environments.