Lewis and Clark County/City of Helena in Montana selects Redline to provide backhaul services for its municipal and county communications needs

October 27, 2004

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TORONTO -- Redline Communications, a leading provider of standards-based broadband wireless equipment, announced today that Lewis and Clark County/City of Helena in Montana has selected its AN-50 broadband wireless equipment to provide backhaul services for its municipal and county communications needs.

The project, which is scheduled for completion in 2005, will see more than 200 government employees in approximately 20 service areas connected via Redline technology. To date, the City and County's landfill, wastewater treatment, community transit, vehicle maintenance and city hall facilities have made the transition to broadband wireless. When completed this will be one of the first and largest city/county broadband wireless applications in the state.

"The over the air secure encryption capabilities, the performance and the non-line-of-sight capabilities were the major reasons why we chose Redline equipment," said Chris Sinrud, network manager for Lewis and Clark County/City of Helena. "We are creating links over distances of more than 7.5 miles through a plethora of 2.4 and 5.8 GHz traffic paths. The Redline equipment works great despite all this traffic, while allowing us to average speeds of 36 to 48 Mbps. I have not seen this happen with any other equipment I've tried. It's simply the best there is."

The Lewis and Clark County/City of Helena network comprises a combination of point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) links running human resource, fleet management, financial and email/data applications. In addition to the current links, plans are underway to include public works, additional police stations, fire station, fairgrounds, the civic center, health care facilities, retirement home, the hydro department, golf course and cemetery.

"The performance and capacity of the Redline equipment not only reduces ongoing connectivity costs for Lewis and Clark County/City of Helena, it will also open the doors to more communications opportunities as the installation progresses," said Keith Doucet, VP of marketing and product management at Redline Communications. "The AN-50s also provide Lewis and Clark with the flexibility to deliver VoIP over time. Also, the extra bandwidth they've gained will allow for additional applications such as GIS, without increasing costs. This is a great example of how broadband wireless can expand opportunities for municipal and county services."

Redline Communications Inc.

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