RuggedCom Introduces New Power Over Ethernet Network Infrastructure Products

    WOODBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 3 /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 release
of two new products which support Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality, the
RuggedServer(TM) RS416P Serial Device Server and the RuggedRouter(R) RX1000P
Network Router. These two products complement the currently available PoE
version of the RuggedSwitch(R) RSG2100 Ethernet Switch. Power over Ethernet
provides the ability to transmit electrical power, along with data, to remote
devices over standard twisted-pair cable in an Ethernet network. The
introduction of these new products gives RuggedCom one of the industry's most
complete product baskets of PoE capable network infrastructure equipment.
    "The use of PoE devices reduces installation and cable run costs, and
permits quicker and less disruptive installations of powered devices",
explains Roger Moore, VP of Engineering for RuggedCom. "PoE enabled devices
such as VoIP phones, surveillance cameras, badge readers, and wireless access
points, are enabling new applications for our customers. RuggedCom continues
to be at the forefront in developing innovative networking infrastructure
products that take advantage of these new capabilities".
    The RuggedCom PoE products are compliant with the IEEE PoE
standard making them compatible with any 802.3af powered device. The PoE ports
are also "auto-sensing", providing power only when a PoE enabled end-device is
present. In addition, and as with all RuggedCom products, the RuggedCom PoE
products are 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 -40degreesC to +85degreesC (no fans);
can be powered from a variety of sources (12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC,
88-300VDC/35-264VAC); and have high MTBF and reliability characteristics. All
of these features allow RuggedCom products to be placed in almost any location
for great installation flexibility.
    RuggedCom is committed to expanding its product line in order to provide
customers with the most complete line of rugged communications networking
solutions designed for harsh environments in mission critical environments.
The PoE products join RuggedCom's existing solutions that include: the
RuggedRouter(R) network router and cyber security appliance; the
RuggedSwitch(R) Ethernet switch; RuggedWireless(TM) wireless devices; the
RuggedServer(TM) serial device server; the RuggedMC(TM) media converter;
applications software such as RuggedNMS(TM) network management software and
RuggedCom Gauntlet(TM) secure user access and authentication; and a wide range
of professional services, including consulting, network design, and training.
    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, 1-888-264-0006 toll free

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