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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 www.RuggedCom.com.

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 www.RuggedRated.com

To learn more about RuggedCom products and solutions, please visit www.RuggedCom.com.

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 www.RuggedCom.com.

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