RuggedCom Introduces New Compact Gigabit Ethernet Switch for High Bandwidth Applications

    WOODBRIDGE, ON, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a
leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for
mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has announced the
introduction of the new compact RuggedSwitch(TM) RS940G 8-Port Gigabit
Ethernet switch to address the needs for high bandwidth applications found in
substation automation for electric utilities, video over IP in intelligent
transportation systems, and advanced control and automation for industrial

    The new RuggedSwitch(TM) RS940G product features:

    -   6 Triple Speed 10/100/1000BaseTX Ports + 2 Optional Gigabit Fiber or
        Copper Ports
    -   Hazardous Location Certification (Class1 Div 2)
    -   Advanced Managed Ethernet Switch Functions
    -   Integrated Cyber Security Features

    "As more network intensive applications drive deeper into harsher
environments, the RS940G fills the immediate need for high bandwidth
applications," explains Roger Moore, VP of Engineering for RuggedCom. "The
RS940G is the newest addition to the RuggedSwitch(TM) RS900 family of
products, a highly versatile and flexible platform that includes
configurations for wireless, Ethernet over VDSL, serial interfaces and many
fiber connection options."
    As with all RuggedCom products, the RuggedSwitch(TM) RS940G is
RuggedRated(TM) for harsh environments. RuggedRated(TM) products meet or
exceed a wide range of industry standards; provide a high level of immunity to
electromagnetic interference and heavy electrical surges; feature a wide
operating temperature range of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C (no fans); can
be powered from a variety of sources (12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC,
88-300VDC/35-264VAC); and have high MTBFs and reliability characteristics. In
addition, all RuggedSwitch(TM) RS900 family of products are Class 1 Div 2
certified for hazardous locations. All of these features allow the
RuggedSwitch(TM) products to be placed in almost any location for great
installation flexibility.
    To learn more about RuggedCom products and technologies, please visit

    About RuggedRated(TM):
    The RuggedRated(TM) specification establishes a set of criteria that
networking and communications devices must meet in order to ensure reliable
operation within harsh environments. The RuggedRated(TM) symbol identifies
products that have been specifically designed to meet these criteria. For more
information about RuggedRated(TM), 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.
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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, (888) 264-0006 toll free

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