China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Certifies Ruggedcom Broadband Wireless Solution

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 solutions.

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 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.

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