CONCORD, ON, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a leading designer and manufacturer of utility grade Ethernet and 4G wireless broadband networks for mission-critical applications in harsh
environments, has been selected as a key partner of the National Rural
Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), participating in the
organization's regional Smart Grid Demonstration Project (SGDP).
The project aims to demonstrate the reliability, efficiency and cost
benefits of a smarter grid to cooperative members. Participating
cooperatives will deploy more than 250,000 pieces of equipment across
12 states, including communication infrastructure and SCADA.
"RuggedCom is pleased to be involved in the Smart Grid Demonstration
Project and we are confident that our products will support NRECA's
objective of improving reliability," says Marzio Pozzuoli, President
and CEO, RuggedCom.
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 "Smart Grids".
NRECA is the national service organization for more than 900
not-for-profit electric cooperatives, municipals and public power
districts. NRECA's members provide electricity to approximately 42
million consumers in 47 states and sell approximately twelve percent of
all electric energy sold in the United States.
SOURCE RuggedCom Inc.
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