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Redline and Hydro One team up on Grid modernization using Wi-Max

Redline Communications Group Inc. www.redlinecommunications.com  of Markham Ont., a provider of Wi-Max and bro...


April 14, 2009  


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Redline Communications Group Inc. www.redlinecommunications.com  of Markham Ont., a provider of Wi-Max and broadband wireless infrastructure products, and Hydro One www.hydroone.com, the electricity transmitter and distributor in Ontario, today announced they had signed an agreement to trial Redline’s RedMAX 4C Wi-Max technology to enable communications to smart meters and other advanced electricity distribution

technologies.

 

Hydro One Networks and Hydro One Brampton are working to install smart meters in the homes and small businesses of their combined 1.3 million customers by 2010.

 

To date, the company has installed almost 900,000 meters. 

 

The Redline WiMAX offering will ultimately help operationalize a number of additional applications, including power distribution automation, power station/security monitoring, smart home applications, and remote work dispatch for field staff; increasing customer service and providing opportunity to reduce Hydro One’s operational and maintenance costs.