Red Lion Launches Sixnet® MIL300 Series IP67 Military-Rated Ethernet Switches

New Layer 3 Switches Deliver Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Performance and Advanced Security Features to Meet Key Military Specifications

York, Pa. – July 10, 2012 – Red Lion Controls, global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation, today announced the expansion of itsmilitary-grade Ethernet switch portfolio with the new Sixnet® MIL300 series. These new Layer 3 switches provide Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet performance, advanced security features and a common software platform for easy deployment.

Designed to meet military specifications for use in harsh defense environments that include battlefield communications, ground combat vehicles and airborne applications, the Sixnet MIL300 series includes four models with varying 12-18 port counts, military-style D38999 connectors and fiber and copper options.

“As military vehicles and applications become more technology-intensive, the need for rugged, high-performance, full-featured military-rated switches will continue to expand – on land, air and sea,” said Scott Killian, director of military sales at Red Lion Controls. “The new Sixnet MIL300 series reflects Red Lion’s continued commitment to developing military-grade switch offerings. Our expanded portfolio gives customers the flexibility they need to customize solutions for specific environments.”

All of the MIL300 series switches offer durable packaging, protected circuitry and advanced software, providing an ideal Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solution that reduces development time and simplifies procurement in military or heavy industrial environments. The MIL300 switches are ideal for C4ISR – Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, situational awareness, combat vehicle, airborne and shipboard networks. The series meets MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-1275D standards.

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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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