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FlexEdge™ Intelligent Edge Automation Platform

AUTOMATION & CONTROL Red Lion launches FlexEdge™ intelligent edge automation platform

Oct 28, 2020

Red Lion introduces an intelligent edge automation platform which will be enabling rugged, optimised connectivity and automation at the edge

Red Lion Controls, 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. FlexEdge’s highly modular design and intuitive software enable quick, straightforward customisation 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.

Engineered for industrial customers with diverse needs who want to effortlessly connect systems and process data at the edge, FlexEdge’s modular architecture boasts a wide variety of wireless and wired communication options. It is available with advanced networking functionality or advanced automation features including protocol conversion; virtual HMIs; an advanced web server with Bootstrap, JavaScript, and CSS; data, security, and event logging; and cloud connectivity.

With FlexEdge, customers can seamlessly connect new and existing devices, reducing overall downtime, and allowing for frictionless, future-proof scalability at levels never before seen in edge computing. This flexibility allows the selection of one platform for any edge requirement, so customers can focus on business efficiency without worrying about choosing the right combination of products for their application.

For automation engineers, Red Lion’s FlexEdge offers a single platform that can solve most challenges while decreasing the number of deployed devices to reduce application complexity. For networking engineers, it is a robust, industrial-grade networking gateway deployable as a wired or cellular solution to securely connect different networks through powerful networking functionality. With multiple isolated serial ports, Ethernet, optional Wi-Fi and cellular communication sleds, optional field installable I/O, and a certified, robust enclosure, FlexEdge ensures optimal operation in almost any industrial environment with demanding requirements.

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