RUGGEDCOM INC., WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO, CANADA, AND VERIZON WIRELESS,
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 27 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a
leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for
mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has announced the
RuggedRouter(R) RX1000 and RX1100 series routers are approved for use on the
Verizon Wireless network through the wireless operator's open development
The RuggedRouter(R) is an industrially hardened cyber security appliance
with integrated router, firewall, and VPN functionality. Ideally suited for
electric power utilities, the industrial plant floor, and traffic control
systems, the RX1000 is designed to protect and secure SCADA system networks
connected directly to the Internet, or within a company's Wide Area Network
(WAN) or Local Area Network (LAN).
The RuggedRouter(R) is hardened to the RuggedRated(TM) specification
which provides a high level of immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI)
and heavy electrical surges typical of the harsh environments found in many
industrial applications. An operating temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees
C (-40 to +185 degrees F) allows the RX1000 to be placed in almost any
location. For applications requiring high availability, the RX1000 provides
the option for integrated dual redundant power supplies each capable of
accommodating a wide range of input voltages for worldwide operability. Also
unique is the ability to have each power supply fed from different voltage
levels and/or sources thereby providing great flexibility in creating high
The RuggedCell(TM) Evolution-Data Optimized Revision A (EV-DO Rev A)
option for the RuggedRouter(R) enables users to extend network boundaries,
reaching remote sites with broadband throughputs and built in quality of
service. Ideal as either cost effective primary or backup connection, the
router establishes an "always on" data connection and has built in capability
to provide dual WAN redundancy options.
"We are pleased to announce the RuggedRouter(R) RX1000 family's
availability on the Verizon Wireless network," commented Elik Jaeger, Vice
President, RuggedWireless(TM). "With the open development certification of the
RuggedRouter(R) RX1000 and RX 1100, RuggedCom customers have access to Verizon
Wireless' nationwide footprint of broadband wireless coverage."
Verizon Wireless' open development program provides customers with the
option to use wireless devices not offered directly by the nation's leading
wireless provider, such as devices from RuggedCom, on the most reliable voice
and data network in the country. Verizon Wireless' open development program is
driven by the company's desire to encourage innovation, give customers new
wireless choices, and quickly address opportunities to expand the wireless
market. The company continues to provide full-service offerings for business
and consumer customers. Verizon Wireless and RuggedCom are currently engaged
in a trial with a major electric power utility.
To learn more about RuggedCom products and technologies, please visit
www.RuggedCom.com. For more about open development from Verizon Wireless,
The RuggedRated(TM) specification establishes a set of criteria that
networking and communications devices must meet in order to ensure reliable
operation within harsh environments. The RuggedRated(TM) symbol identifies
products that have been specifically designed to meet these criteria. For more
information about RuggedRated(TM), please visit www.RuggedRated.com.
About RuggedCom Inc.
RuggedCom is a leading provider of rugged communications networking
solutions designed for mission-critical applications in harsh environments.
RuggedCom's technology solutions include Ethernet switches, network routers,
wireless devices, serial servers, media converters, software and professional
services. RuggedCom's products are designed for use in harsh environments such
as those found in electrical power substations and "Smart Grids", intelligent
transportation systems, industrial process control and military applications.
For further information, please visit www.RuggedCom.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless
voice and data network, serving 87.7 million customers. Headquartered in
Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 87,000 employees nationwide, Verizon
Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone
(NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com . To
preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills
of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia
Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
For further information:
For further information: For media or industry analyst support, please
contact: Jamie Blakeley, Marketing Communications Coordinator, RuggedCom Inc.,
(905) 856-5288, 1-888-264-0006 toll free; Jeffrey Nelson, Executive Director,
Corporate Communications, Verizon Wireless, (908) 559-7519,