WOODBRIDGE, ON, Feb. 14 /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 so far this quarter it has received purchase orders totalling approximately $1.0 million dollars from naval defense contractors for communications networking equipment to be used to overhaul legacy ship-board communications.
"Our customers are large defense contractors responsible for providing ship-board communication networks for use in navy vessels", explains Marzio Pozzuoli, President and CEO of RuggedCom. "These applications require rugged communications networking devices capable of operating under severe vibration and shock conditions as well as wide temperature ranges. Historically, a defense contractor might either create custom solutions or try and "harden" existing equipment in order to meet military standard specifications. We are able to provide commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products to meet these stringent requirements, thus providing a significant cost savings without sacrificing reliability."
The performance of RuggedCom products was confirmed through an extensive testing process that included various environmental and reliability tests to ensure their suitability as part of the overall control system. In one particular test, RuggedCom products were subjected to severe shock and vibration stresses produced by a 3,000 pound steel hammer used to simulate a direct hit on a vessel's hull.
All RuggedCom products are 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 MTBFs and reliability characteristics. In addition, several RuggedCom products have been tested to military standard (MIL-STD) specifications including MIL-STD 901D (Shock), MIL-STD 167-1 (Vibration), MIL-STD 461E (EMI), and MIL-STD 810 (Temperature and Humidity). All of these features allow RuggedCom products to be placed in almost any location for great installation flexibility.
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.