WOODBRIDGE, ON, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has announced that the ARC Advisory Group, a leading market research firm for industrial automation, reports that in 2006, RuggedCom had the leading market share for Industrial Ethernet infrastructure in the electric power market. In addition, the ARC report indicates that RuggedCom has grown its market share in the Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure business overall.
"Our focus on product innovation and domain expertise in the electric power market has allowed us to deliver tremendous customer value", explains Marzio Pozzuoli, President and CEO of RuggedCom. "This, in turn, has resulted in RuggedCom becoming the leading supplier of rugged communication solutions for the electric power market. The ARC report provides additional validation to this claim."
The ARC Advisory Group report, entitled "Industrial Ethernet Infrastructure Worldwide Outlook - Five Year Market Analysis and Technology Forecast through 2011", focuses primarily on the market for hardened Ethernet switches deployed in industrial applications, particularly those industries involved in discrete manufacturing and continuous process control. The ARC report forecasts that this market will grow at a 29.7% CAGR to nearly US$1 Billion by 2011. For more information about this report, please visit www.arcweb.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.
About ARC Advisory Group:
Founded in 1986, ARC Advisory Group has grown to become the Thought Leader in Manufacturing and Supply Chain, offering market research, advisory services, and consulting. ARC analysts have expert industry knowledge and first-hand experience to help you. ARC focuses on simple yet critical goals: improving return on assets, operational performance, total cost of ownership, project time-to-benefit, and shareholder value.