In response to customer demand for comprehensive next generation fiber network solutions, Encore Networks and RFL Electronics today announced a strategic, co-branding agreement that will allow RFL to private label Encore’s environmentally and electrical immunity hardened routers. RFL will install Encore’s BANDIT-3™ ruggedized routers under the RFL name to fully compliment their eXmux 3500 fiber installations of linear, star, ring and mesh network solutions supporting today’s IP infrastructure with TCP/IP and legacy voice and data services.

RFL provides a wide range of communications and relaying products, application support and customized systems to electric utilities, oil and gas markets, railroads and transportation industries, government agencies and engineering consulting firms.

“For 85 years, RFL has dedicated its resources to providing the best quality products and services to meet the needs of their customers,” stated Peter Madsen, President and CEO of Encore Networks. “I am pleased that RFL has included Encore routers in their product portfolio as they continue to focus on supplying rugged communications solutions and protection systems for power utilities and the transportation marketplace.”

Encore’s BANDIT-3™ is an environmentally and electrical immunity hardened router providing Internet Protocol (IP), Virtual Private Network (VPN), Layer-4 Firewall, Ethernet Switching and Legacy Protocol to IP interworking functionality. Ideally suited for the harsh environments located in sub-stations, gas and oil refineries, and railroad wayside stations, the BANDIT-3™ ensures secure, high-throughput voice and data networking connections directly to fiber, cellular, VSAT or terrestrial networks.

“It was very important for us to enter this strategic relationship with Encore Networks at this time,” said John Scholz, Vice-President of Marketing for RFL. “Their routers not only met our strict technical criteria providing fiber connectivity in the harshest of sub-station environments, but also fulfilled our requirement that all of our products meet the tenets of the Buy America Act.”

See Encore’s Sub-Station Hardened Routers for IP, VPN, and Legacy SCADA Applications at the Distributech Conference and Exhibition - Booth #1247 - San Diego Convention Center

About Encore Networks

Encore Networks is a leader in secure, IP+Legacy Virtual Private Network (VPN) routers for converged and broadband solutions. Carriers and enterprises, both large and small, rely on Encore's innovative VPN and security solutions for wireless, satellite, and terrestrial networks that support both legacy devices and Internet Protocol (IP) routing standards. Encore’s environmentally and electrical immunity hardened (rugged) routers are SCADA, Smart Grid and AMR/AMI enabled and designed for mission critical applications in harsh environments with wide temperature ranges found in utility substations, industrial plant floors, railroad wayside stations, transportation, construction sites and point-of-sale infrastructures. Encore is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC), the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), and the ZigBee Alliance.

About RFL Electronics

RFL Electronics provides a wide range of communications and relaying products, application support, and customized systems to the electric utilities and transportation industries where equipment monitors and protects transmission power lines and rail and highway systems. For over 85 years RFL has thrived on continually adapting to the challenges of changing markets and meeting them with superior technology solutions. The performance of all RFL products is backed by the ISO 9001 international quality standard. RFL Electronics is part of SL Industries Inc., an AMEX listed Company (Symbol:SLI).

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