EB Announces Tough VoIP Power Over Ethernet Injector For Military Communications Equipment

EB Complements its Tough VoIP Product Portfolio by Adding a New Accessory that Easily and Cost-Effectively Introduces Power over Ethernet Interfaces to Tactical Military Environments

Oct 04, 2010, 03:00 ET from EB, Elektrobit Corporation

OULU, Finland, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- EB, Elektrobit Corporation (OMX: EBC1V), a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, today introduced the EB Tough VoIP Power over Ethernet (PoE) Injector— a complementary accessory to its Tough VoIP product portfolio. The new Tough VoIP PoE Injector is a network-agnostic solution that provides PoE-supported data interfaces to tactical military communications equipment.

A relatively new approach to powering communications equipment for military use, PoE is a flexible option for providing both secure data connections and the required power supply needed to perform tactical military communication. EB's compact Tough VoIP PoE Injector is a unique solution for the military environment that can easily make communications equipment PoE-ready. By deploying the Tough VoIP PoE Injector, military personnel gain the flexibility to combine data and power supply over a single Ethernet cable — all without the costly need to rip-and-replace their current communications infrastructure.

"We've seen similar Power over Ethernet accessories used in traditional commercial markets, yet recognized the need to bring this type of solution to the niche military communications space," said Mikko Viitaniemi, senior manager, Defense Products, EB Wireless Solutions. "Our goal was to improve the interoperability of different equipment and platforms in tactical communications environments by developing and extending the Tough VoIP product portfolio. We believe today's introduction of the rugged and durable Tough VoIP PoE Injector meets this objective."

The EB Tough VoIP PoE Injector is useful in the military field environment, as it has the capability to utilize vehicular power supplies that are available. The device can combine vehicular power supplies in the voltage range of 10-30V DC with regular Ethernet data, while providing a PoE-supported Ethernet connection for user devices — whether they are EB Tough VoIP products or third party equipment.

Mikko Viitaniemi, continued, "As military applications and communications equipment rely more heavily on robust, power-intensive devices, the Tough VoIP PoE Injector becomes more critical in tactical use. By deploying the Tough VoIP PoE Injector, military operations gain enhanced communications as greater broadband data connectivity can be delivered to the field, vehicles, and on-the-ground command posts."

The EB Tough VoIP solution is a robust, highly-reliable, ruggedized IP-based communications system. The complete EB Tough VoIP product portfolio will be showcased at MILCOM 2010, in San Jose, California, USA – booth #1736. To schedule a meeting, please contact Mikko Viitaniemi, tel. +358 40 344 2579. For more information about EB Tough VoIP products, visit: www.elektrobit.com

About EB, Elektrobit Corporation

EB develops advanced technology and transforms it into enriching end user experiences. EB specializes in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive industry and wireless technologies. The company's net sales for the year 2009 totaled EUR 153.8 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. www.elektrobit.com

About EB's Wireless Solutions Business

EB Wireless Solutions is a trusted innovation partner to the global wireless value chain. It provides flexible solutions from consulting services to delivering full turnkey products for cutting-edge consumer devices, professional devices, network infrastructure modules and variants.

Further information:

Mari Kahkonen

Director, Marketing

EB Wireless Solutions

Tel. +358 40 344 5348

Email: mari.kahkonen@elektrobit.com

Meghan Callaghan

Ruder Finn Public Relations for EB

Tel. +1 212 715 1608

Email: callaghanm@ruderfinn.com

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