Red Lion announces the release of the GSM Cellular Modem card for the Data Station Plus and Modular Controller Series. This new expansion card allows the Data Station Plus or Modular Controller to communicate via cellular technology, providing unprecedented connectivity for remote and mobile applications.
The Data Station Plus and Modular Controller series already provided cellular connectivity, but only through the use of external third-party modems. By embedding the technology within the interface, Red Lion has created a reliable, easy to configure data management system for remote applications. The expansion module requires a standard network provider “SIM card”, allowing you to choose their own cellular plan.
Once connected to a cell network, you can take advantage of the powerful feature set. The built-in web server allows you to monitor and control their processes, while the advanced messaging function dials out to provide early warning of process failures via text messages and email. The integrated IT-Ready data logger records system performance and events for later review. The powerful port-sharing feature even allows many PLCs and other devices to be remotely reprogrammed through the Data Station Plus or Modular Controller for the ultimate in remote system management.
The XCGSM card is configured via Red Lion’s free Crimson® 2.0 software.