RuggedCom Releases New Features for the RuggedRouter(R) Network Router Including Cellular Modem Support

    WOODBRIDGE, ON, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a
leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for
mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has released new features
for the RuggedRouter(R) network router to address specific needs of
mission-critical applications, such as those found in substation automation
and "Smart Grids" for electric utilities, intelligent transportation systems,
and advanced control and automation for industrial processes.

    The new RuggedRouter(R) features include:

    -  Cellular Modem Interface: GSM support to allow secure wireless
       connectivity over a cellular network (other cellular interfaces coming
    -  Serial Protocol Support: Modbus and DNP support that "IP-Enables"
       legacy serial devices
    -  Traffic Control with IEEE802.1p: Control bandwidth for different types
       of network traffic to ensure mission critical data is properly handled
    -  New Cyber Security features: New access levels, enhanced Radius
       support, and tight integration with Industrial Defender's
       Defense-In-Depth(TM) Cyber Security solution

    "We continue to add many unique and industry specific features to our
RuggedRouter(R) platform," explains Roger Moore, VP of Engineering for
RuggedCom. "We work closely with our customers to provide a solution set that
enables them use the latest technologies to improve performance and maximize
asset utilization.".
    The RuggedRouter(R) is an industrially hardened network router and cyber
security appliance with integrated router, firewall, and VPN functionality.
The RuggedRouter(R) is used to create highly reliable wide area networks and
provides effective cyber security to secure IP-based local area networks
against cyber attack from both internal and external sources. Ideally suited
for electric power utilities, the industrial plant floor, and traffic control
systems, the RuggedRouter(R) is designed to protect and secure SCADA system
networks connected directly to the Internet, or within a company's Wide Area
Network (WAN) or Local Area Network (LAN).
    As with all RuggedCom products, the RuggedRouter(R) is 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 -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C (no fans); can be powered from a
variety of sources (12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC, 88-300VDC/35-264VAC); and have high
MTBF and reliability characteristics. In addition, for applications requiring
high availability, the RuggedRouter(R) provides the option for integrated dual
redundant power supplies, which have the unique ability to have each power
supply fed from different voltage levels and/or sources. All of these features
allow the RuggedRouter(R) products to be placed in almost any location for
great installation flexibility.
    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
    To learn more about RuggedCom products and solutions, 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.
    For further information, please visit

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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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