CONCORD, ON, Dec. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a leading designer and manufacturer of
industrial strength networks for mission-critical applications in harsh
environments, has attained Radio Type Approval (RTA) certification,
issued by China's Bureau of Radio Administration (BRA) and regulated by
their Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). The
certification is for RuggedCom's wireless broadband communication
The CPE and base stations approved are the world's first utility-grade
wireless broadband solution designed for the harsh environment of an
electric substation by complying with IEEE 1613 and IEC 61850-3
standards. The solution supports a unique standalone network
architecture ultimately reducing end-to-end latency and improving
system reliability. The unique wireless link architecture also supports
native layer 2 GOOSE messaging over the air interface. This technology
is ideal for last-mile connections in Smart City infrastructure,
resource industries including mining and oil & gas, transportation
systems and other networking needs.
"RuggedCom's reputation for exceptional reliability has served us well
throughout Asia and this certification will give our Chinese customers
access to the only utility-grade broadband wireless solution available
in the market," says Rudi Carolsfeld, Vice President for RuggedCom's
Asia-Pacific region. "With this offering, we can provide end-to-end
networks over fiber and wireless connections for smart metering,
protection & control, urban rail signaling, SCADA systems, video
monitoring and many more essential applications."
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
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.
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SOURCE RuggedCom Inc.
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