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Comtrol Corporation Serial Device Servers Meet NEMA TS2 Requirements

Minneapolis — July 28, 2009…

Comtrol Corporation, a worldwide leader in device connectivity, today announced that its DeviceMaster® serial device servers achieved NEMA TS2 certification. Independent lab testing verified the product line’s performance when subjected to the extreme temperatures, operating voltage and humidity fluctuation, vibration and shock commonly experienced in severe outdoor environments.

“We know how important NEMA certification is to our traffic and transportation customers,” Comtrol Vice President of Global Sales Bradford Beale said about the National Electrical Manufacturers Association standard. “To show our dedication to these customers and others that require extended temperatures from -34° to 74° degrees Celsius, our standard 1, 2, 4 and 8 port DeviceMaster RTS and PRO products are compliant at no additional cost to our traffic management customers.”

These field hardened device servers provide connectivity for a broad range of traffic and transportation applications currently used by more than 300 traffic and transportation agencies nationwide. These customers use DeviceMaster device servers to control and manage intelligent transportation systems (ITS) including traffic management systems, arterial and freeway management, roadside cabinet networking, and intersection management and control. Reliable and easy-to-install, DeviceMaster device servers are also cost effective solutions for open road tolling (ORT), electronic toll collection (ETC), toll plazas, and parking automation environments.

“Ensuring that our products are field hardened—especially for harsh temperatures— has been a critical design objective for some time,” said Beale. “In fact, while NEMA certification requires that systems withstand temperatures of -34° C, we actually designed DeviceMaster products to withstand -37° C, and in some cases 85 degrees C.”

About Comtrol Corporation

Comtrol Corporation is a worldwide leader in device connectivity, industrial Ethernet gateways, and intelligent embedded device connectivity products for a wide range of industrial and traffic/transportation applications. The company’s RocketPort multi‐port serial card, DeviceMaster Ethernet device server and RocketLinx industrial grade Ethernet switch product lines are sold through regional, national and international distributors and by thousands of resellers and integrators worldwide. For more information, contact Comtrol Corporation at 800-926-6876 or visit

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