RuggedCom Introduces the RuggedRouter(R) RX1500 and RuggedRouter(R) RX1501 at
DistribuTECH 2010

CONCORD, ON, March 23 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has introduced the RuggedRouter(R) RX1500 and the RuggedRouter(R) RX1501. Announced during DistribuTECH in Tampa, Florida, the new RX1500 and RX1501 are ideally suited for electric power utilities, the industrial plant floor and traffic control systems.

The RuggedRouter(R) RX1500 is a cost-effective, industrially hardened, integrated layer 3 Ethernet switch and router. The RX1500's modular and hot-swappable platform allows customers to select amongst DSL, cellular, T1/E1, DDS, serial and Ethernet options, while offering up to 8-port Gigabit Ethernet and dual redundant power supplies. The RuggedRouter(R) RX1501 offers customers a greater port density in 100Mbps line rates, with support for up to 24 optical ports and 36-port copper 10/100BaseTX.

"The RuggedRouter(R) is a flexible layer 3 modular platform which enables our customers to modify their hardware configurations in the field as their needs grow and change," explains Roger Moore, VP Engineering for RuggedCom. "These products provide utilities with the versatility they are demanding from their networks as they deploy SmartGrid applications."

Both the RX1500 and RX1501 are hardened to the RuggedRated(TM) specification which provides a high level of immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and heavy electrical surges typical of the harsh environments found in many industrial applications. An operating temperature range of -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C (-40 degrees F to +185 degrees F) allows the RuggedRouter(R) to be placed in almost any location.

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 RuggedRouter(R) RX1500 and RuggedRouter(R) RX1501 products join RuggedCom's existing 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 our product page for RuggedCom's New Modular Hot-Swappable Layer 3 Switch and Router.


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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