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Red Lion Adds Multi-Carrier Capabilities to Sixnet Series Cellular Automation Family

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015
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4G LTE Support for Multiple North American Carriers Simplifies Deployment and Reduces Inventory

 Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that 4G LTE multi-carrier cellular support for major North American carriers is now built into its rugged Sixnet® series RAM® and IndustrialPro® cellular automation products. New multi-carrier capabilities enable customers to simplify deployment and reduce inventory requirements by selecting from a list of preconfigured wireless carriers that include AT&T, BELL Mobility, Rogers, TELUS and Verizon Wireless.

With 4G LTE support for multiple North American carriers in each unit, customers using Red Lion's RAM cellular RTUs and IndustrialPro routers can easily select and switch between wireless carriers to alleviate varying cellular coverage or bandwidth issues without having to replace equipment. In addition, a powerful built-in event engine can trigger I/O or send SMS text messages based on real-time data to provide automation engineers, technicians, production managers and network operators local control and real-time remote monitoring of field-deployed assets.

"Industrial customers with remote sites choose cellular communications due to the ease of use and scalability of deployment without having to worry about cost or maintenance of other wireless technologies," said Paul Bunnell, product manager at Red Lion Controls. "By providing multi-carrier support on our cellular RTUs and routers in North America, customers now have even more flexibility with their deployments to select and change carriers without having to replace hardware. This can save a great deal of time and money, especially for customers monitoring hundreds or thousands of devices."

Red Lion's cellular automation devices combine optional I/O and Wi-Fi with active GPS and multiple serial and Ethernet ports to securely monitor remote devices over a 4G LTE cellular network with fallback to 3G. Ideal for deployment in industrial M2M networks such as oil and gas, water/wastewater, utility, transportation and mining applications, RAM and IndustrialPro cellular RTUs and routers provide a seamless network extension to remote locations.

For more information and specifications, visit www.redlion.net/control.  

About Red Lion Controls

As the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, Red Lion has been delivering innovative solutions for over forty years. Our automation, Ethernet and cellular M2M technology enables companies worldwide to gain real-time data visibility that drives productivity. Product brands include Red Lion, N-Tron and Sixnet. With headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, the company has offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Red Lion is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company. For more information, please visit www.redlion.net.

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Media Contacts:                 Drew Miale                                Tracy Courtemanche
                                             Davies Murphy Group                Red Lion Global Marketing
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