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Published on April 25th, 2016 | by Max Argent


Redline Communications Announces Global HAZLOC Certifications for its RDL-3000 Product Line

Redline becomes the first “triple-threat” wireless network equipment provider, certifying 20 products with ATEX, IECEx and UL/CSA

Redline Communications has announced today that it has received HAZLOC Certifications for all three hazardous Zone 2 bodies (ATEX, IECEx, and UL/CSA) for 20 different products associated with its RDL-3000 line of point-to-multipoint wireless networking products.

This certification proves that Redline’s rugged wireless networks can safely operate in any zone 2 rated environment, which is defined as an environment where there exists the possibility of explosive gasses. Any industry that processes, uses or manufactures materials that may give rise to a flammable atmosphere may have a potentially explosive atmosphere. It is assumed that the surrounding explosive atmosphere can enter the enclosure of any product in the environment and that there will be internal explosions during the life of the equipment. The enclosure therefore has to be strong enough not to fracture or distort under the internal pressures generated to both contain the explosion and prevent propagation.

Products seeking certification undergo rigorous third party testing to demonstrate their ability to operate safely in these environments. As there are multiple standards across the globe, multiple certifications are required for any company that sells to global customers, who demand that their preferred suppliers be able to operate in all parts of the world where they have need for them. Redline is the first and only wireless manufacturer to offer certifications for its products for all three hazardous Zone 2 bodies.

The environment and health and safety are top priorities for our global customers and for Redline,” said Rodney Cronin, associate vice president of product management. “We are proud that we’ve been able to demonstrate the quality and safety of our product line in all areas of the globe in this rigorous certification program. This certification is very important to many of our global clients.

Redline RDL-3000 outdoor wireless networking systems provide secure reliable TCP/IP transport for voice, data and video applications in a wide range of fixed, portable and full-motion terrestrial and seaborne deployments. Redline point-to-multipoint wireless networks are comprised of one or more network segments, each containing an RDL-3000 Ellipse base station which manages over-the-air cyber security and traffic scheduling and one or more RDL-3000 remote terminals for application-transparent plug-ready TCP/IP connectivity at remote and isolated locations. Each terminal type is purpose-built with a uniquely customized enclosure and software-enabled features that make it highly adaptable to range of deployment scenarios for transport/backhaul, SCADA and auto-acquire applications. At the core of all Redline RDL-3000 family systems is Redline’s Universal Wireless Transport™ (UWT™), the first and only wireless outdoor networking solution capable of operation on any frequency between 100 MHz and 6 GHz including licensed, reserved and unlicensed bands.

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