RuggedCom Introduces The RuggedBackbone(TM) MX5000 and RuggedEnclosure(TM) at
AFCEA West 2010

CONCORD, ON, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, today announced the introduction of the RuggedBackbone(TM) MX5000 and the RuggedEnclosure(TM). The MX5000 is a MIL-STD hardened, multi-service platform, designed to operate in the harshest environments. The RuggedEnclosure(TM) is a MIL-STD hardened enclosure designed to enhance the MX5000's resistance to the extreme environments typically found in Military applications.

The RuggedBackbone(TM) MX5000, which supports high port density routing and switching, withstands high levels of electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference, meets MIL-STD 901D shock ratings, and operates in a wide temperature range of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C. The MX5000's superior ruggedized hardware design, coupled with the embedded ROX(TM)II operating system, provides improved system reliability when the network needs it the most. The product is a commercial off the shelf (COTS) product, which is scalable, hot-swappable, and has a modular platform which provides users with the ability to make product modifications as their network grows or their needs change.

The new RuggedEnclosure(TM) is a tough, welded aluminum, hard mount enclosure built to house RuggedCom networking products to enhance their MIL-STD ratings for shock and vibration, emissions, immunity, temperature and humidity. This hard mounted, IP65 rated enclosure, when coupled with the MX5000, continues RuggedCom's tradition of pioneering advanced networking solutions specifically for the harsh environments found in Military applications.

"The RuggedBackbone(TM) was designed to meet the present and future needs imposed by growing networks demanding Layer 3 switching and scalability with modular design while meeting the harshest environmental demands our customers are facing," explains Roger Moore, VP Engineering for RuggedCom. "The MX5000 and RuggedEnclosure(TM) provide a comprehensive solution for customers who have to deploy network equipment under the toughest physical conditions."

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 for mission critical applications. The RuggedBackbone(TM) MX5000 joins RuggedCom's existing MIL-STD and substation hardened solutions that include: rugged routers, switches, wireless, security and network management products as well as a wide range of professional services, including consulting, network design, and training.

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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


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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