RuggedCom launches RuggedInside™ (rugged modules for OEM's)

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 certifications.

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.

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SOURCE RuggedCom Inc.

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