York, Pa. – August 14, 2012 – Red Lion Controls, global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation, today announced that the company has added Wi-Fi capabilities to its Sixnet® MobilityPro® 5000 line of industrial cellular modems. With the addition of 802.11 b/g wireless local area network (WLAN) functionality, the MobilityPro 5000 enables wireless communication with Wi-Fi equipped devices that include laptops, smartphones, medical data transmitters, fingerprint readers and more.
The MobilityPro 5000 is ideally suited for in-vehicle public safety, first responder and fleet automation scenarios where high-speed communication is vital. Providing embedded GPS, 3G cellular and advanced event reporting functionality in a rugged package, the MobilityPro 5000 can be utilized by police, ambulance and other fleets that require “always on” connectivity.
“Adding Wi-Fi to the MobilityPro 5000 gives first responders even more flexibility, allowing personnel to act faster while away from their vehicles,” said Mahesh Patel, director of wireless product management at Red Lion Controls. “The combination of GPS, cellular and WiFi creates a ‘Vehicular Area Network’ that gives customers a range of options for flexible communications that make them more effective and efficient while in the field.”
Wi-Fi enables first responders to automatically connect to in-vehicle modems without using a physical cable. As a result, police are now able to use handheld devices to print and issue tickets from outside the vehicle, and paramedics can immediately send and receive vital data about a patient without returning to the ambulance. This increases efficiency and enables faster response times in emergency situations.