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July 24, 2012

Red Lion Unveils IP67 Layer 3 Ethernet Switches for Military Applications

By Rajani Baburajan
TMCnet Contributor


Red Lion Controls, a provider of communication, monitoring and control solutions for industrial automation segment, announced the launch of Sixnet (News - Alert) MIL300 Series IP67 military-grade Ethernet switches.

The new Layer 3 Sixnet MIL300 series of switches provides Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet performance, advanced security features and a common software platform for easy deployment, company officials said.

The MIL300 series is designed for military applications, especially for use in harsh defense environments that include battlefield communications, ground combat vehicles and airborne applications. They are ideal for C4ISR - Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, situational awareness, combat vehicle, airborne and shipboard networks.

These Ethernet switches meet the need for rugged, high-performance and full-featured military-rated switches for land, air and sea operations, according to company officials. The solution comes in four models with varying 12-18 port counts, military-style D38999 connectors and fiber and copper options."The new Sixnet MIL300 series reflects Red Lion's continued commitment to developing military-grade switch offerings,” said Scott Killian, director of military sales at Red Lion Controls, in a statement. “Our expanded portfolio gives customers the flexibility they need to customize solutions for specific environments."These switches are available in durable packaging and protected circuitry. It features advanced software, offering an ideal Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solution that reduces development time and simplifies procurement in military or heavy industrial environments.

Sixnet MIL300 series meets MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-1275D standards.  

Earlier in June Red Lion unveiled its new N-Tron 7900 fully managed industrial Ethernet switch. Designed for use in manufacturing and industrial environments, the 7900 is a four-slot modular switch that provides flexibility, performance and monitoring, as well as specialized features to enhance communications. 

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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