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RuggedCom Introduces the Universal Communications Platform

RuggedCom Inc. has introduced the RuggedBackbone RX5000 a new high-port density routing and switching platform, designed to operate in harsh environments. The RuggedBackbone RX5000 can withstand high levels of electromagnetic interference, RF interference and a wide temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. This platform is designed to meet the challenging communication networking and environmental demands found in utility, industrial and military network applications.

The new RuggedBackbone RX5000’s ruggedized hardware design coupled with the embedded ROXII operating system provides improved system reliability. The product is a scalable, hot-swappable, modular platform, which provides its users with the ability to make product modifications as their network grows or their needs change. The cyber security and networking features make it suited for creating secure Ethernet networks for mission critical, real-time, control applications.The RuggedBackbone RX5000 product line features the following:

  • Substation Hardened switch with hot-swappable modules
  • Redundant hot-swappable power supplies
  • Highest Port Density - up to 96-10/100BaseTX or 48-100BaseFX ports per switch
  • Layer 2 / Layer 3 Switching
  • Improved scalability, security and resiliency
  • Telecom Standard User Interface
  • Meets or exceeds IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 Standards
  • Wide variety of interfaces: Ethernet copper and fiber, serial, T1/E1, T3/E3, wireless, and more
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