Market Research Report Confirms RuggedCom's Dominant Market Share for
Industrial Ethernet in Electric Power

CONCORD, ON, May 27 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, announced that the ARC Advisory Group, a leading market research firm for industrial automation, reported that RuggedCom had over 52% market share for Industrial Ethernet infrastructure in the electric power market for 2009. In addition, the ARC report indicates that RuggedCom has grown its market share to the No. 2 position in the overall Industrial Ethernet infrastructure market.

"This is the second market study, from independent sources, that confirms RuggedCom owns over 50% market share for industrial Ethernet infrastructure in the electric power market," explains Marzio Pozzuoli, President and CEO of RuggedCom. "We see this as validation of our market strategy of delivering products that incorporate carrier grade performance, utility grade reliability and lowest total cost of ownership, all backstopped by excellent customer support."

The ARC Advisory Group report, entitled "Industrial Ethernet Switches Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2014," focuses primarily on the market for hardened Ethernet switches deployed in industrial applications, particularly those industries involved in discrete manufacturing and continuous process control. For more information about this report, please visit

    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, WiMAX base stations, 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.

Visit us online and discover why RuggedCom is the market leader in Industrial Ethernet infrastructure for electric power.

    About ARC Advisory Group:

Founded in 1986, ARC Advisory Group has grown to become the Thought Leader in Manufacturing and Supply Chain, offering market research, advisory services, and consulting. ARC analysts have expert industry knowledge and first-hand experience to help you. ARC focuses on simple yet critical goals: improving return on assets, operational performance, total cost of ownership, project time-to-benefit, and shareholder value.


For further information: For further information: For media or industry analyst support, please contact: Jamie Blakeley, Marketing Communications Coordinator, RuggedCom Inc., (905) 856-5288, (888) 264-0006 toll free

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