Feds invest in wireless technology innovation for the industrial sector
by CM Staff
Investment to help mining, utilities, and oil and gas sectors use 5G technology to improve safety and productivity
MARKHAM, Ont. — The Government of Canada announced an investment of $14 million in Redline Communications to produce telecommunications products that will help industries such as the mining, utilities, and oil and gas sectors.
“This investment in a Canadian company will boost Canada’s strength in 5G technologies and help Redline remain on the cutting edge of wireless technologies, which will in turn help our industrial sector stay competitive,” said François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, in a prepared statement. “This technology holds great promise to make the mining and oil and gas industries more effective and productive, and at the same time, safer for their employees.”
This investment will support a $39.5-million project allowing Redline to design a 5G wireless solution called Industrial 5G, which will provide the necessary speeds and bandwidth to reap the benefits of the Internet of Things.
For example, Redline’s equipment will allow clients to remotely monitor and control AI-enabled machinery so that they can interact and share information in real time, thus improving productivity and the safety of workers.