Navy chooses rugged shipboard networking and communications gear from RuggedCom for fleet use

PHILADELPHIA -- U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed spare parts to support shipboard networking, communications, and land-based test sites. They found their solution from Siemens RuggedCom in Concord, Ontario.

Navy chooses rugged shipboard networking and communications gear from RuggedCom for fleet use
Navy chooses rugged shipboard networking and communications gear from RuggedCom for fleet use
PHILADELPHIA -- U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts needed spare parts to support shipboard networking, communications, and land-based test sites. They found their solution from Siemens RuggedCom in Concord, Ontario.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia division in Philadelphia announced plans last week to award a one-year contract to Siemens RuggedCom in Concord, Ontario, for various parts to support hull, mechanical & electrical (HM&E) networks and land-based test sites (LBTS).

Only RuggedCom parts meet Navy requirements, officials say, and Navy shipboard electronics experts need the RuggedCom parts to ensure compatibility and conformity with existing systems and programs.

The value of the upcoming contract to RuggedCom has yet to be negotiated, and it will include options for two additional years, Navy officials say. Siemens acquired RuggedCom in 2012.

RuggedCom offers a variety of communications subsystems suitable for shipboard electronics, including rugged Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switches; routers; media converters; secure products to extend IP networks over long distances to fixed and mobile users; serial-to-Ethernet servers; modems; power over Ethernet injectors; and support software.

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The company's Ethernet switches are suitable for mission-critical real-time control applications, while the RuggedCom M-Line family of rugged Ethernet switches is suited for Navy, Army, and Air Force applications.

RuggedCom software provides network management, secure remote IED access, data conversion, routing, and visualization solutions. The company's Power over Ethernet injectors can converge data and power onto one cable to save cost, space, and labor for new and existing installations.

RuggedCom products offer extreme temperature range, zero-packet-loss technology for immunity to high levels of electromagnetic interference, and enhanced rapid spanning tree protocol for high-speed network fault recovery.

The company provides products for mission critical networks used in substation automation, self healing power grids or smart grid systems, intelligent transportation systems for traffic management and railway control systems, as well as in industrial process control and manufacturing automation systems.

For more information contact Siemens RuggedCom online at http://w3.siemens.com, or the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Philadelphia at www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Warfare-Centers/NSWC-Philadelphia.

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