Thursday, July 21, 2011

Redline expands strategic global manufacturing partnership with SMTC

TORONTO, CANADA: SMTC Corp., a global electronics manufacturing services provider, has been awarded a contract by Redline Communications to manufacture their RDL-3000, a next generation, broadband wireless radio.

Redline Communications is an awarding-winning developer of advanced wireless broadband products and offers a diverse line of products to telecom service providers, governments, the energy sector and military organizations worldwide.

The RDL-3000 provides high capacity, secure, long range point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications links; delivering a seamless wireless experience for complex applications such as high quality video surveillance, VoIP, business access, and data acquisition.

Through the agreement, SMTC will provide full product integration; including a range of complex turnkey services, including box level integration, functional test and global sourcing to reduce costs and design for manufacturing support.

"Redline Communications provides advanced broadband wireless products and services to more than 150,000 installations in over 100 countries," said Robert L. Williams, senior VP of Operations, Redline Communications. "SMTC offers Redline the global resource capabilities, capacity and structured approach critical to our ability to deliver the very high quality products we are known for."

Since 2009, SMTC has manufactured Redline Communications' award-winning AN-80i broadband wireless radio at its Chihuahua, Mexico facility. SMTC's demonstrated expertise in technology and engineering, along with the ability to offer a low-cost manufacturing alternative positioned the company as an ideal candidate for the RDL-3000 project.

"Redline Communications is a significant customer for SMTC," commented Catherine Copplestone, VP and GM of SMTC Mexico. "Our expanded state-of-the-art electronics manufacturing capabilities make us a highly capable choice to produce the high-performance box build assemblies Redline requires for this demanding application. We are proud that we have been able to meet the exceptionally exacting requirements of Redline and look forward to our continued strategic partnership."

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