CONCORD, ON, Jan. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a leading designer and manufacturer of
industrial strength networks for mission-critical applications in harsh
environments, has been selected to provide Central Maine Power Company
(CMP) with a communication solution for the Maine Power Reliability Program (MPRP).
The initiative aims to modernize their 40-year-old bulk power system,
which spans across 11,000 square-miles. The project includes the
construction of five new substations, upgrades to more than 40 existing
substations and installation of nearly 440 miles of transmission line
in 75 communities.
RuggedCom's RuggedBackbone™ RX5000, was specified as a high-density,
layer 2 Ethernet switch for primary and backup protection for the IEC 61850 compliant
substations. Another member of the RuggedBackbone family, the RX1500,
will be integrated into the substation network as a layer 3 router with
firewall and VPN services.
CMP also specified RuggedCom's secure access management solution, CrossBow™ for NERC CIP compliant access to intelligent electronic
devices (IEDs). The CrossBow™ solution focuses on delivering
productivity gains for administrators and users while achieving full
NERC compliance in managing, securing and reporting on remote access.
About RuggedCom Inc.
RuggedCom is a leading provider of utility grade communications
networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications in
harsh environments. RuggedCom's pioneering leadership in developing
technologies and products for the electric power industry delivered the
world's first IEC 61850-3 compliant Ethernet switch suitable for
electric utility substation environments, the world's first IEEE 1613
Class 2 error free communication devices, the world's fastest network
fault recovery and the world's first fully managed IP67 rated Ethernet
switch. RuggedCom's technology solutions include Ethernet switches,
network routers, wireless devices, serial servers, media converters,
software and professional services. RuggedCom's products are expressly
designed for use in challenging environments such as those found in
electric power substations and smartgrids.
For more information, visit www.ruggedcom.com or follow us on Twitter: @RuggedCom.
About Central Maine Power Company
Central Maine Power Company (CMP) delivers over 9 billion kilowatt-hours
of electricity yearly to more than 600,000 retail electric customers in
central and southern Maine. CMP's 11,000-square-mile service area is
larger than the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined. It
contains about 78 percent of Maine's population and major commercial
and manufacturing centers.
SOURCE RuggedCom Inc.
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