Ram Meter Inc. - June 2020 Newsletter

June 8th, 2020:
We have just released our June 2020 Newsletter. Read on to see what we have in store this month.

These past few months have been difficult for all of us as we have been navigating our way through the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has challenged us all to think outside of the box and come up with other ways to communicate and to keep things running in a "stay at home" and "social distancing" world. Lucky for us, Red Lion Controls has come out with a brand new series of products to help us do just that!

Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, recently launched the FlexEdge™ Intelligent Edge Automation Platform. This revolutionary system brings a new degree of versatility to edge computing, while its ease of use makes productivity and efficiency gains from digital transformation initiatives accessible with point-and-click simplicity. The FlexEdge™ highly modular design and intuitive software enable quick, straightforward customization and deployment to myriad applications without compromising rugged, reliable operation. The platform carries several certifications that make it ideal for oil and gas, water, wastewater, maritime, hazardous location, and factory automation applications.

DA50N/DA50D Networking Gateway

The Red Lion Controls DA50N FlexEdge™ Secure Edge Networking Gateway offers reliable connectivity to deployed assets in both factory automation and remote applications. The DA50N features a wide operating temperature range and industrial certifications including UL Class 1, Div. II, and ATEX/IECEx approvals for reliable operations.

The DA50N offers robust security features, including a stateful firewall, NAT translation, and VPN connections. Designed with advanced networking capabilities such as port forwarding, dynamic DNS, and DHCP, this flexible system provides secure connectivity where you need it most.

Modular Communication
Future proof installations and avoid costly and complex rip-and-replace scenarios by leveraging the DA50N communication sled architecture, designed to enable organizations to leverage new communications technologies as they become available.

Dual 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports enable optional split LAN/WAN functionality, and serial ports featuring up to 5,000 Vrms isolation enable users to connect serial assets to their digital transformation strategy.

Device Management
The FlexEdge™ Secure Edge Networking Gateway can be managed locally through direct device connection or remotely via SixView Manager® software, our flexible remote management software package designed to help increase productivity and reduce costs for organizations. With a web-based console and customized dashboard, users are able to remotely access, configure and manage critical device information from a central location.

DA50D Protocol Converter
The Red Lion Controls FlexEdge™ DA50D’s modular design makes designing for compatibility with rapidly evolving communications standards as easy as replacing a field-installable sled. Regardless of the brand of PLC or other equipment specified, the FlexEdge™ platform, powered by Crimson®, enables connectivity to virtually anything in your system.

Can't wait to get your hands on one? Check them out on our website TODAY!

Red Lion Controls FlexEdge DA50N-0B-NN0000-000 Secure Networking Gateway

Red Lion Controls FlexEdge DA50D-0B-NN0000-000 Protocol Converter w/Modular Communication

Communications Sleds

From factory automation to rugged remote applications, FlexEdge™ communications sleds feature wide operating temperature ranges and industrial certifications including UL Class 1, Div. II, and ATEX/IECEx approvals for reliable operations.

Future-proof your installation and avoid costly and complex rip-and-replace scenarios by enabling your organization to leverage new communications technologies as they become available. Communications Sleds work with the FlexEdge™ DA50N/DA50D/DA70D and include:

Add 4G LTE cellular communication with active GPS to any application, and provide high speed Cat. 4 connectivity to enable real time monitoring or control capabilities. In router mode, cellular sleds provide multi-carrier support with pre-loaded carrier profiles to ensure connectivity in almost any market.

Providing reliable 802.11b/g/n communications, the FlexEdge™ Wi-Fi sled can offer client or access point mode, depending on controller choice, in a small form factor.

With FlexEdge™ serial port sleds, users can ensure communication with virtually any fieldbus device. Featuring up to 5,000 Vrms isolation, these field-installable sleds are available in three port configurations to suit applications requiring high port density.

USB Host
Use the USB Host sled to connect common Human Interface Device (HID) peripherals to the platform such as a keyboard or mouse, expand the already huge 256 GB micro SD external storage capacity by adding a memory stick or load new configurations in the field.

For the complete selection, be sure to check out the Red Lion Controls FlexEdge™ Communications Sleds on our website NOW!

DA70D Protocol Controllers

The Red Lion Controls DA70D Protocol Controller's modular design allows for up to three communications sleds to be added as requirements change or new communication standards emerge. Rugged, field-installable PID control and I/O modules ensure a solution that adapts to meet almost any industrial application need, while the diagnostic light ring offers at-a-glance insight into system operation. Regardless of the brand of PLC or other equipment specified, the FlexEdge™ platform, powered by Crimson®, enables connectivity to virtually anything in your system.


  • Intuitive diagnostic light ring for at-a-glance system status indication
  • Point and click connectivity to IIoT cloud platforms
  • Embedded OPC UA server and client enables seamless communication with upstream system
  • Advanced Web Server with Javascript, Bootstrap, CSS and HMTL5 support delivers operations visibility anywhere
  • Three widescreen virtual HMI options for remote monitoring and control
  • Real-time data, event and security logging with cryptographic signature support
  • Future-proof modular design accommodates field-installable sleds
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Client (with Wi-Fi Communications Sled)
  • Dual SIM 4G LTE Modem with Active GPS (with Cellular Communications Sled)

The DA70D is available in 2 models:

Red Lion Controls FlexEdge DA70D-0G-NNNNNN-000 Protocol Controller w/Modular Communication - (1) RS232 & (2) RS485

Red Lion Controls FlexEdge DA70D-0F-NNNNNN-000 Protocol Controller w/Modular Communication - (2) RS232 & (1) RS485

I/O and PID Controllers

Red Lion’s FlexEdge™ Intelligent Edge Automation Platform provides a scalable solution to integrate complex multi-vendor environments into digital transformation strategies, while providing a futureproof solution for changing application needs.

The FlexEdge™ controller provides power to up to ten modules; in turn, the hot-swappable I/O module’s configuration is restored by the controller upon reconnect, eliminating the need for reprogramming during field maintenance and reducing downtime.

On-device wiring diagrams and removable wire clamp screw terminal blocks ease installation, while the at-a-glance module status indicator and individual channel LEDs improve troubleshooting and system testing. In addition, FlexEdge™ I/O modules feature a wide operating temperature range for reliable operation in rugged environments.

Data Acquisition
Monitoring and controlling remote devices is easy and intuitive with FlexEdge™ data acquisition modules. Featuring Digital I/O, Analog and Universal inputs, easily connect any device or sensor to the platform. Inputs are isolated from outputs, and are independently configurable for high or low active status through our intuitive Crimson® programming environment.

For the complete selection, be sure to check out the Red Lion Controls FlexEdge™ I/O & PID Control Modules on our website NOW!


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