RuggedCom Inc. announces its involvement in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., implementation project in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent.

PECO selected RuggedCom's RuggedMAX for broadband wireless applications. RuggedMAX is a utility-grade mobile WiMAX platform designed for the harsh environment of an electric substation by complying with standards such as IEEE 1613 and IEC 61850-3. RuggedMAX supports a unique stand-alone network architecture, which can operate without the need for an ASN gateway, ultimately reducing end-to-end latency and improving system reliability.