Bringing versatility to edge computing

23 March 2020

Red Lion Controls has introduced the FlexEdge Intelligent Edge Automation Platform which is said to bring versatility to edge computing, while offering productivity and efficiency gains from digital transformation initiatives thanks to its simplicity.

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The FlexEdge platform carries several certifications that make it suitable for use in oil and gas, water wastewater, maritime, hazardous location, and factory automation applications.

The modular architecture of this communication gateway boasts a variety of wireless and wired communication options that allow for connection with any industrial communication requirement, regardless of protocol or manufacturer. 

FlexEdge offers a form factor and platform that allows for rapid adaptation as application needs change. 

With FlexEdge it is said to be possible to connect new and existing devices, reducing overall downtime and allowing for frictionless, future-proof scalability. Its flexibility allows the selection of one platform for any edge requirement.

For automation engineers, it offers a single platform that can solve most challenges while decreasing the number of deployed devices to reduce application complexity. For networking engineers, it offers a robust, industrial-grade networking gateway deployable as a wired or cellular solution to securely connect different networks. With multiple isolated serial ports, Ethernet, optional Wi-Fi and cellular communication sleds, optional field-installable I/O, and a certified, robust enclosure, FlexEdge ensures the solution is said to ensure optimal operation in almost any industrial environment with demanding requirements.

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