Red Lion and MB Connect Line announce strategic collaboration

Enhancing customer operability with a powerful platform for secure remote access, Industrial IoT and network security


York, Pa. – November 26, 2019 – Red Lion Controls and MB connect line GmbH are pleased to announce their strategic collaboration to offer remote and secure connectivity solutions leveraging Red Lion®’s rugged line of industrial automation products.

As connected, or “smart,” technology trends advance, organizations also recognize the opportunity to outfit remote sites with new secure, remote access solutions. Providing connectivity, control and monitoring capabilities for remote sites enables organizations to respond quickly to operational changes and optimize business efficiency. The era of Digitalization also brings a wide array of potential IT security concerns not typically addressed through standard industrial hardware and software.

MB connect line’s highly secured hardware and software solutions for remote control monitoring systems and Red Lion’s modular and rugged Industrial Automation control and monitoring solutions complement each other perfectly. Customers will be enabled to meet the demands of Industrial environments including flexibility to customize features to meet specific site requirements. The solutions and software tools can be integrated securely and directly with proprietary applications.

The remote access technology MB connect line has developed will integrate seamlessly with Red Lion automation technology.

“MB connect line is the logical partner for Red Lion to deliver secure solutions to both the industry and our customers alike in embracing digital transformation. The technologies Red Lion is bringing to market are complementary and serve as a foundation for implementing secure, remote access solutions at the edge.” said Jack Lee, President of Red Lion. “The strategic partnership supports Red Lion’s vision of secure, easy-to-use edge connectivity solutions.” Lee adds.

“Today more than ever, secure connection of machines and plants for remote maintenance, data collection and cloud connectivity is critical. The outstanding expertise of Red Lion in industrial automation and network technology will help us to push our secure solutions – to offer our customers the best-in-class solution for their digitization projects.” said Siegfried Müller, MB connect line CEO and founder, and he added “In addition, Red Lion will be a competent partner for our customers in North America.”

About MB connect line GmbH
Founded in 1997, MB connect line is a independent medium-sized business forerunner when it comes to solutions for professional communication via internet – especially for secure connection of machines and plants for remote maintenance, data collection, M2M-communication and cloud connectivity. With the remote service platform mbCONNECT24 and wide range of data modems, industrial routers, firewalls and Industrial IoT devices, MB connect line offers complete customer solutions.

About Red Lion Controls

Red Lion has been delivering innovative solutions to global markets since 1972 through communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking - enabling companies worldwide to gain real-time data visibility that drives productivity. Red Lion is part of Spectris plc, the productivity enhancing instrumentation and controls company.

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