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Red Lion Industrial Cellular RTUs Now NEMA TS2 Compliant
Red Lion Controls Posted 11/15/2016
Support Intelligent Traffic Systems with 4G LTE Multi-Carrier Capabilities and Control to the Edge
Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced its multi-carrier 4G LTE Sixnet® series RAM® 6000 and 9000 industrial cellular RTUs have earned NEMA TS2 section 2 compliance, which validates industrial equipment for use in Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) applications. By providing an easy upgrade path for ITS environments without communication or unreliable landline options, Red Lion'sindustrial RTUs enable system integrators, municipalities, engineering firms and network integrators to benefit from easy-to-deploy cellular connectivity.
ITS applications often include remotely located overhead message boards, road condition and speed zone signs, traffic lights, intersection monitors and collision avoidance systems that require around-the-clock, low-latency network access. The high-bandwidth and industrially-hardened qualities of Red Lion's RAM RTUs support reliable communication with remote sites – even those that may change in location such as mobile traffic trailers. Also supported is monitoring of multi-service applications that may include video cameras and traffic intersection monitoring. In addition, the rugged characteristics of RAM cellular RTUs support wide temperature ranges and high shock/vibration tolerance to protect against challenging outdoor environments.
"With the RAM 6000 and 9000 industrial cellular RTUs receiving NEMA TS2 compliance, ITS engineers now have the option of industry-leading communications equipment that operates reliably in outdoor environments," said Colin Geis, Director of Product Management, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) at Red Lion Controls. "Our rugged RTUs feature some of the widest environmental specifications for operation in harsh environments. Together with the benefits of multi-carrier 4G LTE support, the RAM 6000 and 9000 are able to reliably help serve the critical area of traffic safety."
Red Lion's industrial cellular RTUs are ready-to-deploy remote monitoring and control devices that enable customers to reliably connect, monitor and control equipment in industrial environments from nearly any location. RAM industrial cellular RTUs also feature an easy-to-use event engine that can locally trigger I/O or send SMS text messages based on real-time operational data. With multi-carrier 4G LTE support, RAM RTUs provide high-bandwidth communication over cellular networks to allow customers to select the best connectivity for their applications.
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 40 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.
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