Red Lion Named the Industry’s Leading Panel Meter Provider for 15 Years and Counting

Industrial Automation and Networking Leader Recognized in Eight Control Design Award Categories

York, Pa. – Sept. 14, 2015 – Red Lion Controls, global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the company has been recognized in eight Control Design Readers' Choice Awards 2015 award categories, including the coveted top Panel Meter slot. This marks the 15th consecutive year that the readers of Control Design have named Red Lion the leading provider of panel meters in the industry.

"Each year we ask Control Design's readers, practicing machine automation professionals, to share with us their supplier preferences in a variety of technology categories," said Mike Bacidore, editor-in-chief of Control Design magazine. "Red Lion's consistent ranking atop the Panel Meter category is a clear indication of its technology leadership and customer commitment."

In addition to panel meters, readers listed Red Lion as an acclaimed brand in the following categories:

  • Operator Interface
  • Software, HMI
  • Data Recorder
  • Network Components, Wired
  • Network Components, Wireless
  • Network Protocol Converters/Bridges/Adapters
  • Network Routers & Switches

“Being selected for fifteen years in a row by the readership of Control Design as the industry’s #1 panel meter provider is a significant milestone for our organization,” said Jesse Benefiel, vice president of products and marketing at Red Lion Controls. “Additionally, Red Lion’s overall recognition in eight award categories validates that our automation and networking products are delivering value across the industrial sector. We appreciate our customers’ vote of confidence.”

Control Design sent questionnaires to approximately 15,000 magazine subscribers who work directly with industrial automation and control products. The questionnaire included an unaided ballot in which participants were asked to identify the vendors that came to mind in response to the questions. Respondents selected the Red Lion brand from memory or experience, not from multiple-choice questions, and only companies that received at least five percent of the category vote were included in the results. Since the survey began 2001, Red Lion has consistently dominated the panel meter category.

With more than 4.25 million panel meters sold since the company’s inception, Red Lion’s range of digital and analog meters is the most comprehensive in the industry. Red Lion panel meters easily accommodate a wide range of applications through varying models, inputs, sizes and other capabilities. From compact CUB indicators to versatile PAX2 process meters, Red Lion provides flexibility that allows customers to seamlessly add or change capabilities with plug-and-play field installable option cards. For more information, visit to register for Red Lion’s free trade-up panel meter program.

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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