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 global 4G LTE network support for use with many cellular carriers worldwide.* This follows Red Lion’s recent announcement of 4G LTE multi-carrier cellular support for major North American carriers.
The addition of global 4G LTE network support to Red Lion’s RAM industrial cellular RTUs enable customers 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 fixed legacy infrastructures to scalable high-performance networks, comprehensive solutions are needed to serve as the critical communication platform between facilities and equipment in disparate locations.
“More and more industrial organizations worldwide rely on cellular communications for increased data speeds, expansive coverage and reliable operation,” said Paul Bunnell, product manager at Red Lion Controls. “Given the size and scope of many of today’s industrial operations – with remote sites in various locations and countries – customers are demanding easy-to-deploy solutions that can operate reliably regardless of geography. This is why our high-speed RAM 4G LTE cellular RTUs provide a secure all-in-one platform that seamlessly integrates with existing equipment to enable critical remote monitoring and control.”
The RAM platform features a powerful built-in event engine that can easily be configured using an intuitive web-based interface to trigger actions when pre-defined alarm values are met. 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 optional I/O and Wi-Fi with active GPS and multiple serial and Ethernet ports 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).
*NOTE: Red Lion’s RAM industrial cellular RTUs are not currently supported in Japan.