Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced its Sixnet® series RAM® 9000 industrial cellular RTUs have received ATEX zone 2, category 3 approval and are safe for use in potentially hazardous environments. This approval follows recent announcements that Red Lion’s rugged RAM industrial cellular RTUs support high-speed 4G LTE worldwide throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Ideal for deployment in industrial M2M networks such as oil and gas, water/wastewater, utility and transportation applications, RAM 9000 cellular RTUs provide a seamless network extension to remote locations. With more I/O than many competitive offerings, the RAM 9000 serves as a robust control platform that enables customers to simplify remote site equipment by combining separate functions into one feature-packed cellular RTU. The secure all-in-one RAM 9000 platform combines built-in I/O, a powerful event engine and data logging capabilities to securely monitor and control remote devices via 4G LTE cellular communications.
“Earning ATEX approval will allow the RAM 9000 to be deployed in even more hazardous and industrial environments,” said Denis Aull, vice president of products at Red Lion Controls. “As the Industrial Internet of Things continues to grow, approvals such as ATEX coupled with global 4G LTE communications will help connect critical data from rugged applications to next-generation IIoT platforms regardless of location.”
Features of the RAM 9000 include:
- High-density on-board I/O: lowers total system cost with two digital inputs, two digital outputs, three analog inputs and one relay output
- Powerful built-in event engine: triggers actions based on real-time operational data
- Detailed data logging capabilities: record I/O registers on SD Card or internal memory
- Remote connectivity: securely monitors serial devices via separate RS-232 and RS-485 ports
- Secure routing: enables reliable data exchange over 4G LTE cellular communication