CH2M HILL deploys Redline's AN-50 wireless broadband system for a major nuclear deactivation and decommissioning project

July 21, 2004

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TORONTO -- Redline Communications Inc., a leading provider of standards-based broadband wireless equipment, today announced that its award-winning AN-50 wireless broadband system has been deployed by CH2M HILL to provide point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) communications for a major nuclear deactivation and decommissioning project at its Rocky Flats facility in Golden, Colorado. The extremely low latency AN-50 enables backhaul for VoIP and data connectivity links, and meets the project’s rapid deployment and portability requirements.

CH2M HILL is a leading engineering, consulting and program management company for secure facilities, including selected US Department of Energy’s nuclear sites. The Rocky Flats Plant project is part of a national nuclear weapons complex and a former site for nuclear weapon production. CH2M HILL, an affiliate of Kaiser-Hill, was engaged to provide the communications infrastructure for the project, which is scheduled for completion in 2006.

“Part of the project requires the removal of traditional copper and fiber infrastructure, and turning off local leased lines and power in buildings scheduled for demolition, while continuing to provide data and voice services. We needed a wireless system that was completely fluid and nomadic, and could also provide robust, high performance broadband services,” said Kelly Guthner, CTO for CH2M HILL, Rocky Flats Project.“There were many challenges to overcome, including elevation differences, line-of-sight constraints, and extremely stringent security and latency requirements. Redline had the only system that addressed all those needs, while offering both PTP and PMP connectivity in one unit.CH2M HILL is now able to apply the knowledge, technology and lessons learned to other projects worldwide.”

Redline Communications Inc.

CH2M Hill Communications Group

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