Red Lion Broadens Recognition in Annual “Leadership in Automation” Awards

Named “First Team Supplier” for Fifth Year in a Row; Honored in Unprecedented Four Categories

York, Pa. – January 19, 2016 – Red Lion Controls, global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that it has been named a “First Team Supplier” in an unprecedented four categories by the readers of Automation World magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Automation World, the leading business magazine serving automation professionals, invited automation professionals to vote for their favorite vendors in unaided-recall surveys.

The Automation World “Leadership in Automation 2015” program recognizes companies that represent a wide variety of automation technologies, software and products used in the manufacturing industry. This year Red Lion broadens recognition as a First Team Supplier in the following four categories – two in both automation and networking – to mark the most leadership awards the company has received to date:

  • Data Acquisition Hardware: Red Lion’s Data Station Plus acts as a nexus for industrial data collection and management by offering protocol conversion, data logging and remote machine access to extend overall equipment lifespan.
  • HMI Hardware: Red Lion’s Graphite® advanced operator panels are the industry’s first rugged HMIs to combine a wide range of versatile plug-in modules with protocol conversion, data logging and web-based monitoring and control.
  • Networking Components – Wired: With more than 100 different configurations, Red Lion’s
    N-Tron series NT24k™ compact, modular and (Power over Ethernet) PoE+ switches offer plug-and-play deployment, full-Gigabit connectivity and a wide range of media options to handle the most challenging industrial applications with industry-leading reliability, temperature range and shock and vibration tolerances.
  • Networking Components – Wireless: Red Lion’s rugged RAM® 4G LTE cellular RTUs provide a secure all-in-one platform that integrates a powerful event engine and multi-carrier cellular technology to enable real-time remote monitoring and control of critical applications in harsh environments.

“At Red Lion, our goal is to help customers enhance communications in the age of the Industrial Internet of Things,” said Mike Granby, president of Red Lion Controls. “The solutions recognized by Automation World’s readers are just a few examples of our IIoT-ready products that help extend the lifespan of existing equipment, improve process visibility and extend control out to the edge of the enterprise.”

Jim Chrzan, publisher of Automation World, said, “Red Lion has been honored for the fifth year in a row, with awards across four different product categories. These accolades demonstrate how important Red Lion’s industrial automation and networking solutions are to our readers.”

Leadership in Automation First Team Honorees are recognized in Automation World’s January 2016 issue, available at For additional information about Red Lion, please visit

About Red Lion Controls

Red Lion has delivered innovative solutions to global markets since 1972 through communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking. The company’s technologies enable customers worldwide to gain real-time data visibility that drives enhanced productivity. Red Lion is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company.

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