Red Lion Controls, a company that provides communication, monitoring and control solutions for industrial automation and networking, recently announced that it has expanded its Sixnet series of industrial cellular RTUs in North America with the introduction of new RAM (News - Alert) 9000 models. The new models include RAM 9601, RAM 9611, RAM 9631 and RAM 9731.
The new RAM 9000 industrial cellular models provide a rugged, reliable solution for monitoring and controlling remote assets and processes in extreme conditions. The RAM 9000 combines built-in I/O, Wi-Fi and an active GPS receiver with multiple serial and Ethernet ports to securely monitor remote devices via 4G LTE (News - Alert) cellular communications.
Ideal for deployment in industrial M2M networks such as oil and gas, water/wastewater, utility, transportation and mining applications, the RAM 9000 provides a seamless network extension to remote locations. With more I/O than many competitive offerings, the RAM 9000 enables customers to save wiring time, space and cost by combining separate functions into one cellular device.
"Integration of Wi-Fi into our RAM 9000 cellular RTUs allows personnel to commission, monitor and troubleshoot their systems without the need to physically connect a cable or open a cabinet," said Paul Bunnell, product manager, process automation for Red Lion Controls. "The addition of new Verizon (News - Alert) and AT&T models gives users the power to choose their preferred network provider. This extended network coverage enables remote monitoring across industrial applications that include oil and gas, water/wastewater, utilities and transportation."
In related news, Red Lion Controls recently announced the addition of the N-Tron series Gigabit 1000-POE+ Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) injectors to its industrial networking solutions portfolio. Red Lion's new injectors deliver both power and data over a single Ethernet cable to any PoE+ or PoE-enabled device, eliminating the need for additional power cables.
The 1000-POE+ is a plug-and-play, unmanaged injector designed to enhance the performance of industrial PoE devices. With a single industrial Gigabit Ethernet port for connectivity to any IEEE (News - Alert) 802.3af/at-compliant hardware, the 1000-POE+ is ideal for such applications as security cameras, panel displays and wireless access points in oil and gas, water/wastewater, utility, transportation, mining and factory environments.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi