New Market Research Reports RuggedCom Leading the Market for Industrial Ethernet in Electric Power

    WOODBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a
leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for
mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has announced that the
ARC Advisory Group, a leading market research firm for industrial automation,
reports that in 2006, RuggedCom had the leading market share for Industrial
Ethernet infrastructure in the electric power market. In addition, the ARC
report indicates that RuggedCom has grown its market share in the Industrial
Ethernet Infrastructure business overall.
    "Our focus on product innovation and domain expertise in the electric
power market has allowed us to deliver tremendous customer value", explains
Marzio Pozzuoli, President and CEO of RuggedCom. "This, in turn, has resulted
in RuggedCom becoming the leading supplier of rugged communication solutions
for the electric power market. The ARC report provides additional validation
to this claim."
    The ARC Advisory Group report, entitled "Industrial Ethernet
Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook - Five Year Market Analysis and Technology
Forecast through 2011", focuses primarily on the market for hardened Ethernet
switches deployed in industrial applications, particularly those industries
involved in discrete manufacturing and continuous process control. The ARC
report forecasts that this market will grow at a 29.7% CAGR to nearly US$1
Billion by 2011. 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,
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

    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.

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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

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