Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced its Sixnet® series RAM® industrial cellular RTUs now provide high-speed 4G LTE network support in Japan. This follows Red Lion’s recent announcement of global 4G LTE multi-carrier cellular support for major carriers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Extending RAM platform to support 4G LTE cellular networks in Japan now enables customers worldwide to easily connect, monitor and control high-bandwidth applications in markets including oil and gas, water/wastewater, factory automation, utility and transportation. As manufacturing and industrial organizations continue to migrate from legacy fixed-line infrastructures to scalable high-performance networks, comprehensive solutions will serve as the critical communication platform between facilities and equipment in disparate locations.
“Our rugged 4G LTE RAM cellular RTUs provide a secure all-in-one platform that seamlessly integrates with existing equipment to enable reliable remote monitoring and control,” said Brian Rosema, director of IIoT Strategy at Red Lion Controls. “Adding 4G LTE support for the Japanese market allows customers and partners in this region to extend greater control of devices and machinery and collect valuable data for enhanced productivity.”
Featuring a powerful built-in event engine, users can easily configure the RAM platform’s intuitive web-based interface to trigger actions based on pre-defined alarm values. For example, if a tank level is too high or valve pressure out of range, the RAM event engine will not only cycle a relay to stop a pump or open a valve, but can also send SMS text messages to alert when actions should be taken. This helps automation engineers, technicians, production managers and network operators make critical decisions. Red Lion’s RAM cellular RTUs combine multiple serial and Ethernet ports and optional I/O, Wi-Fi and an active GPS to securely monitor and control remote devices over 4G LTE cellular networks. By providing data visibility, control and real-time notifications on field-deployed equipment and processes, the RAM platform enables organizations to take advantage of the benefits associated with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).