Red Lion’s Graphite® HMIs and NT24k® Gigabit Ethernet Switches Take Top Awards at the 2013 Industrial Automation Show in China

Industrial Automation and Networking Products Recognized for Innovation and Engineering Excellence

Shanghai, China and York, Pa. – November 12, 2013 – Red Lion Controls, global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that its newest generation of Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), the Graphite® series of advanced operator interface panels, and its N-Tron® NT24k managed Gigabit Ethernet switches received multiple awards during the 2013 Industrial Automation Show that recently took place in Shanghai.

Red Lion’s Graphite series received an “Industrial Control Award” from Plant Engineering China. Additionally, the NT24k was awarded the 2013 “Best Product Award” in the Networking Communications category by Control Engineering China, and also received a “2012-2013 China Annual Most Popular Product” award from CA168. The company also accepted a “2012-2013 Annual Most Growth Potential Brand” award from CA168 for its dedication to convergence, transformation and change.

“These awards further validate Red Lion’s long history of commitment to superior innovation and engineering. We are honored to be considered a top brand in China,” said Michael Wang, general manager of Greater China for Red Lion Controls. “New HMI and industrial Ethernet capabilities are changing the way today’s connected world operates, and Red Lion’s newest industrial automation and networking products are at the forefront of this transformation.”

Both the Graphite and NT24k series of products help plant managers, engineers and manufacturers evolve operations and achieve a truly connected environment where machines and devices can communicate in real time, speaking the same language over a seamlessly integrated communications platform. The implementation of HMIs and industrial Ethernet switches in today’s connected factory and remote locations result in reduced costs, better process control and safer working environments.

Awards from Plant Engineering China honor tools, products and solutions that help international plant managers do their jobs more efficiently. Best Product Award winners are selected by a panel of Control Engineering China’s senior editors and local automation industry experts. Winners are decided based on overall excellence in technical innovation and the market influence of the product. The CA168 awards are voted on by the assessment experts of PLCopen China, the Automation Society of Guangdong Province, the Variable Power and Electric Special Commission of China Power Society and the readers of

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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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