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PowerStream selects RuggedCom’s Wi-Max offering for distributed generation

RuggedCom Inc., a designer and manufacturer of utility grade Ethernet and 4G wireless broadband networks for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has been chosen  to deliver a wide area communications offering for...


November 16, 2011  


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RuggedCom Inc., a designer and manufacturer of utility grade Ethernet and 4G wireless broadband networks for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has been chosen  to deliver a wide area communications offering for monitoring privately owned distributed generation installations by PowerStream, the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario.

RuggedCom’s RuggedMAX will provide PowerStream with a means of communicating with generators spread across their 800km sq. territory. The 1.8GHz wireless connection will be used in the monitoring of private solar generating assets 250kW and larger.

The platform is designed for the harsh environment of an electric substation and complies with standards such as IEEE 1613 and IEC 61850-3.