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RuggedCom Inc. (RCM)
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RuggedCom's WiMAX Solution Selected for Philadelphia Implementation

CONCORD, ON, Oct. 25, 2011 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc., ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial strength networks, announces their involvement in a Philadelphia implementation project in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent.

"We are delighted that RuggedCom's RuggedMAX™ solution was selected for this key infrastructure project," says Elik Jaeger, Vice President RuggedWIRELESS. "We look forward to helping ensure a successful implementation."

"RuggedMAX™ was selected by Philadelphia-based PECO for broadband wireless applications," said Mark Madden, Regional Vice President, North American Utilities, Alcatel-Lucent.

RuggedCom's RuggedMAX™ is the world's first utility grade mobile WiMAX platform designed for the harsh environment of an electric substation by complying with standards such as IEEE 1613 and IEC 61850-3. RuggedMAX™ supports a unique standalone network architecture, which can operate without the need for an ASN gateway, ultimately reducing end-to-end latency and improving system reliability.

About RuggedCom Inc.
RuggedCom is a leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications in harsh environments. RuggedCom's pioneering leadership in developing technologies and products for the electric power industry delivered the world's first IEC 61850-3 compliant Ethernet switch suitable for electric utility substation environments, the world's first IEEE 1613 Class 2 error free communication devices, the world's fastest network fault recovery and the world's first fully managed IP67 rated Ethernet switch. RuggedCom's technology solutions include Ethernet switches, network routers, wireless devices, serial servers, media converters, software and professional services. The products are expressly designed for use in challenging environments such as those found in electric power substations and "Smart Grids".

For more information, visit www.ruggedcom.com or follow us in Twitter: @RuggedCom.

About Alcatel-Lucent
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and Optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.

The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

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