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Red Lion adds New Event Engine to RAM Industrial Cellular RTUs

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced its Sixnet® series RAM® industrial cellular RTUsnow feature a web-based user-configurableevent engine that can trigger I/O and relays or send SMS text messages based on real-time operational data.With connectivity options such asI/O, serial, Ethernet, and optional Wi-Fi, RAM RTUseasily integrate with existing equipment to provide a remote monitoring M2M solution that performs reliable local control and alerts personnel of critical events.

With an intuitive web-based, menu-driven interface that requires no knowledge of programminglanguages, the powerful RAM event engine can quickly be configured to trigger actions when pre-defined alarm valuesare met. For example, if a tank level is too high or a pressure level is out of range,the RAM event enginewillnot only cycle a relay to stop a pump or close a valve, but can also send text message notifications to alert when actionsshould be taken. This functionhelps automation engineers, technicians, production managers and network operators make critical decisions.

“With the addition of the web-based event engine, the RAM cellular RTU becomes an all-in-one platform for remote monitoring and control,” said Paul Bunnell, product manager at Red Lion Controls. “This versatile solution takes the complexity out of configuring events and notification without requiring additional equipment.”

By providing data visibility, control and real-time notifications on field-deployed equipment and processes,the RAM platform enables vertical markets such as oil and gas, utilities, water/wastewater and alternative energy to take advantage of the benefits associated with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).With hardened metal enclosures, a wide operating temperature range and industry certifications to ensure safe operation in hazardous locations, RAM cellular RTUs securely monitor remote devices via 4GLTE cellular communications to enable reliable operation in critical environments.

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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

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