Ruggedcom obtains patent on Ethernet power supply

  • July 24, 2007
  • RuggedCom, Inc.
  • News
RuggedCom Inc., Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, July 24, 2007 – RuggedCom Inc. has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office issued on July 3, 2007 under U.S. Patent No. 7,239,497. The patent relates to the power supply design developed and currently used by RuggedCom in many of our communications networking solutions, including Ethernet switches and network routers.“The power supply is a critical component in the reliable operation of networking devices and is susceptible to many types of failures,” explains Marzio Pozzuoli, President and CEO of RuggedCom. “Our unique design facilitates maximum network uptime and high reliability for mission-critical networks and represents a key competitive advantage for our products.”RuggedCom’s power supply design enables all of RuggedCom products to pass our stringent internal RuggedRated testing process, which includes a set of criteria that networking and communications devices must meet in order to ensure reliable operation within harsh environments. The RuggedRated symbol identifies products that have been specifically designed to: meet or exceed a wide range of industry standards such as IEC61850, IEEE1613 Class 2, NEMA TS-2; provide a high level of immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and heavy electrical surges; operate in a wide temperature range of -40°C to +85°C without the use of fans; be powered from a variety of sources (12VDC, 24VDC, 48VDC, 88-300VDC/35-264VAC); and have high mean time between failures (MTBFs) and reliability characteristics. About RuggedCom Inc.:RuggedCom is a leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications in harsh environments. Based in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, with offices and regional representation worldwide, RuggedCom's technology solutions include Ethernet switches, network routers, wireless devices, serial servers, media converters, software and professional services. RuggedCom products can be found in many mission critical networks where high reliability and maximum uptime are of paramount importance, such as those found in electrical power substations and “Smart Grids”, intelligent transportation systems, industrial process control and military applications. Learn More

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