RuggedCom Receives ABB Top Supplier for 2007 Award

    WOODBRIDGE, ON, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a
leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for
mission critical applications in harsh environments, announces that it has
received the ABB supplier of the year award for 2007. The "Top Lieferant"
(meaning "Top Supplier" in English) award recognizes suppliers to ABB who have
achieved outstanding results related to quality, on-time delivery, and service
and support. In particular, RuggedCom received a score of 100% in the quality
category and a score of 98% for on-time delivery. RuggedCom was one of 10
nominated Suppliers.
    "RuggedCom is proud to have received this prestigious award from one of
our key strategic partners", explains Marzio Pozzuoli, President and CEO of
RuggedCom. "This award is a testament to our great operational execution in
delivering high quality and best in class products in a timely manner, backed
up by great service and support, which enables our OEM partners to meet and
exceed their customers' requirements and expectations."
    Every year ABB Switzerland Ltd, Power System rewards its "Top Suppliers",
the criteria of which is based on achieving: minimum purchase order volumes;
at least 90% score for on-time delivery; at least 98% score in quality; ISO
9000x certification, and scoring highly on service and support. Recipients of
this award are considered best-in-class suppliers to ABB. ABB is one of the
world's largest global engineering and manufacturing firms with its core
businesses in power and automation technology, and who provides a wide range
of power and automation solutions that enable utility and industrial customers
to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of
companies operates in over 100 countries and employs about 115,000 people.

    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.
    To learn more about RuggedCom products and technologies, 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, 1-888-264-0006 toll free

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