Markham, ON, & Sudbury, ON, Canada – March 4, 2019 – (TSX:RDL) Redline Communications Group Inc. (“Redline”), a leading provider of wide-area wireless networks for the most challenging applications and locations, and HLS HARD-LINE Solutions Inc. (“Hard-Line”), a leading heavy equipment remote control supplier, today announced a successful collaboration. Together, the companies have successfully integrated the operation of Hard-Line’s Teleop Teleremote Control System with Redline’s industrial Private LTE solution, enabling tele-operation of heavy mining machinery (e.g., rock breakers, drills, excavators, wheel loaders, dozers) from a remote control station. Integrating Redline’s stand-alone Private LTE based infrastructure with Hard-Line Teleop allows operators to be totally out of the proximity of danger, and more easily expand a mine’s progression. The system saves time, heightens operator safety, improves comfort, and allows a greater percentage of the workforce to operate equipment. Together, the companies demonstrated they could deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective remote operations, on a fit-for-purpose, secure private LTE infrastructure designed for the mining environment.
According to ABI Research in February 2019, the private LTE market value is expected to grow to a US$16.3 billion opportunity by 2025, and ABI references Redline as an existing specialized network vendor. According to Global Market Estimates Research & Consultants’ December 2018 report, Global Private LTE Market Size & Analysis, the mining sector is expected to hold the largest market share with a 42% CAGR.
Hard-Line is certified for installation of Redline Private LTE networks and is partnering with Redline to deliver communications infrastructure solutions to the mining industry. “Redline is excited to partner with Hard-line to help its existing and prospective mining customers,” said Louis Lambert, Senior Vice President, Business Development for Redline Communications. “As the mining industry progresses through digital transformation to enable “smart mining”, private LTE is surfacing as the wireless technology of choice to deliver robust, reliable and secure mobile communications.”
Hard-Line’s, Scott Whelan, Vice President of Sales explained, “As a result of our collaboration with Redline, Hard-Line is now certified in both Wi-Fi and LTE solutions to satisfy our customers’ needs. This enables our customers to have the flexibility to operate our products on the solution and infrastructure of their choice.”
In addition to the collaboration with Hard-Line, Redline continues to invest to further develop communication solutions that are fit-for-purpose for mining companies to deliver on smart mining initiatives globally.
Hard-Line is a global leader in mine automation, remote-control technology and network backbone connectivity. With offices in Canada, USA, Chile, and Peru along with a worldwide network of distributors, Hard-Line enables the ultimate in safety and enhanced productivity. For further information, please visit www.hard-line.com.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications (www.rdlcom.com) designs and manufactures powerful wide-area wireless networks for mission-critical applications in challenging locations. Redline networks are used by Oil & Gas companies onshore and offshore, Mining companies on surface and underground operations, by municipalities to remotely monitor infrastructure, and by specialized telecom service providers to deliver premium services. Thousands of businesses worldwide rely on Redline to engineer, plan and deliver ruggedized, secure and reliable networks for their IoT, voice, data and video communications needs. For more information visit www.rdlcom.com.
Felicia Brunelle, Vice President, Business Development for Hard-Line
Senior Vice President, Business Development for Redline
Investor Relations for Redline