CONCORD, ON, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a leading designer and manufacturer of
industrial strength networks for mission-critical applications in harsh
environments, announces the launch of the first member of the
RuggedInsideTM product family, the RS900M.
The RuggedInsideTM RS900M modules are designed to enable original equipment manufacturers
(OEMs) to embed rugged Ethernet network communications within their intelligent devices found in the electric power industry,
intelligent transportation systems and industrial automation
applications. The RuggedInsideTM RS900M modules provide a flexible, embedded network connectivity
solution that fully supports operations within a secure, highly
reliable, mission-critical, real-time environment.
"Launching RuggedInside™ with the RS900M enables OEMs to embed mature
switching technology quickly and cost effectively", says Jim Slinowsky,
Vice President of Marketing for RuggedCom. "It allows an OEM to embed
our rugged technology into its own equipment. This is an exciting
venture for us and creates new opportunities across all of our core
markets. In fact, we are currently in the process of delivering a large
number of the RS900Ms to a major North American OEM."
The RuggedInsideTM RS900M modules contain the full-featured Rugged Operating System (ROS®)
that is found on all RuggedCom Ethernet switches. Key features include
the Enhanced Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (eRSTPTM) that provides the industry's fastest network fault recovery, advanced
networking features such as VLANs, QOS, SNMP and many cyber security
functions that can be used to create a secure network.
The RS900M modules are designed specifically for harsh environments and
environments that require IEC 61850, IEEE 1613 Class 2 and NEMA TS-2
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.
SOURCE RuggedCom Inc.
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