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RuggedCom is pleased to announce that we are the recipient of the Frost and Sullivan Excellence in Technology Award in the field of Ethernet switches for substation automation. This award is bestowed on companies that have pioneered the development and introduction of innovative technologies into the market, and recognizes RuggedCom for its technology leadership role in substation hardened Ethernet devices – products that are designed specifically for the electric utility market.

The criteria for this award is based on a number of factors including:

  • number of new technologies developed or introduced
  • significance of a technology/technologies in the industry
  • competitive advantage of technologies vis-a-vis competing technologies
  • ease of adoption
  • potential to become an industry standard

RuggedCom’s pioneering role in introducing the first IEC 61850 compliant Ethernet switch and the first IEEE 1613 Class 2 device capable of error-free performance under EMI stress, combined with key features such as wide operating temperature range (-40°C to +85°C with no fans), integrated dual redundant power supplies, and the industry’s fastest network fault recovery (<5ms), contributed to the winning of this award.

RuggedCom is also prominently featured in Frost and Sullivan's research service on "Global Developments in Substation Automation". The research states that “[RuggedCom] has the largest installed base of Ethernet switches in the utility market worldwide”, and is one of the preferred suppliers for IEC 61850 substation implementations for Siemens.

RuggedCom is proud to receive this significant award and recognition from an industry leading research firm. It provides third party validation to what we have been saying for a number of years… RuggedCom’s substation hardened Ethernet devices are the best choice for mission critical, real-time applications where high reliability and uptime are of paramount importance!

Watch RuggedCom as we continue with our industry leading role with the emergence of the “Smart Grid” (the power grid of the near future will be an intelligent, self-healing, real-time system i.e. a “Smart Grid”). RuggedCom is committed to becoming the communications backbone for the “Smart Grid” of the future.

Click the Links to view the Frost and Sullivan Documents

Frost & Sullivan
Documents and Links

  • Excellence in Technology
    Award Document
  • Global Developments in Substation Automation Research Report Excerpt
  • "Award Hall of Fame"
  • Press Release

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