RuggedCom Receives Record Purchase Order Totalling Over $US 1 Million for a Wind Farm Application in China

    WOODBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a
leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for
mission-critical applications in harsh environments, today announced that it
has received a purchase order totalling over $US 1 Million for a wind farm
application in China. This order represents the largest single purchase order
ever received by RuggedCom. Expected shipments are to be spread out over the
next twelve months.
    "This order signifies the achievement of key milestones related to two
strategic focuses for RuggedCom. The first relates to expanding our global
reach into China and the second relates to our expansion into wind power
generation; both markets represent large opportunities for us", explains
Marzio Pozzuoli, President and CEO of RuggedCom. "For this order, we leveraged
our domain expertise in the electric power market and worked closely with a
leading manufacturer of wind turbines to tailor our products specifically for
wind farm applications. We plan to use this experience and new solution set to
further penetrate this growing market."
    The newly released RuggedSwitch(R) i800 series of products and the
industry leading RuggedSwitch(R) RSG2100 are used for the wind turbine control
system and are interconnected throughout the wind farm. RuggedCom worked
closely with the customer to tailor the products' specifications to meet their
specific requirements. In addition, one of the key selling points was
RuggedCom's industry leading RuggedRated(TM) feature set for all its products.
RuggedRated(TM) products meet or exceed a wide range of electric utility
industry standards (such as IEC61850, IEEE1613); 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); have high mean-time-between-failures (MTBFs) and reliability
characteristics; and include extensive cyber security features. RuggedCom's
local support and service, and short lead times were also contributing factors
in the decision to use RuggedCom products. RuggedCom will continue working
closely with the wind turbine manufacturer to ensure its mission critical
communication network infrastructure needs are met.
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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.
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