RAM 6000 cellular RTUs are available in 4G LTE with multi-carrier support and single-carrier 3G support. 4G LTE multi-carrier models feature the ability to change cellular carrier networks via software selection without the need to replace physical hardware. This gives customers the flexibility to choose from a host of carriers that serve different locations. In addition, with SMS Control there is no need to have an always-on connection; users can utilize SMS to do things like enabling VPN service for on-demand, secure communication.
Natively supporting Modbus, DNP3, and MQTT protocols, RAM 6000 industrial RTUs include digital and analog I/O. Built-in I/O helps to eliminate the need for external I/O to control applications. Our cellular RTUs are available with an optional split-LAN (WAN/LAN) architecture and features up to five 10/100Base-T(X) Ethernet ports. They also feature one RS-232 serial port supporting serial-to-IP conversion.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Cloud Connectivity
Red Lion’s RAM® industrial cellular RTUs feature cloud connectivity, which allows for reliable, secure and scalable communication to leading IIoT cloud platforms. RAMQTT, Red Lion’s native MQTT client, simplifies implementations with pre-configured profiles for Microsoft Azure®, AT&T® M2X, Amazon® AWS™ IoT, AutoDesk® Fusion Connect, Nokia IMPACT, Cumulocity, and Telenor Connexion. This functionality enables organizations to easily establish communication and start pushing data to select cloud platforms in minutes. Using the RAM software development kit (SDK), connectivity can be configured for additional platforms, including Telit® deviceWISE®, Set-Point IPwebcontrol, LEC IQ Web SCADA and Skkynet® Skkyhub™, to seamlessly connect, monitor and control equipment.
With an intuitive web-based, menu-driven interface that requires no knowledge of programming languages, the powerful RAM event engine can quickly be configured to trigger actions when pre-defined alarm values are met. For example, if a tank level is too high or a pressure level is out of range, the RAM event engine will not only cycle a relay to stop a pump or close a valve, but can also send text message notifications to alert when actions should be taken.
Designed to deliver secure communications to remote locations, our industrial cellular RTUs support robust security features such as VPN tunnels, port forwarding, stateful firewall, packet filtering, data encryption, and an Access Control List (ACL).
Each RAM 6000 cellular RTU can be managed locally through direct device connection or remotely via SixView Manager® software. Our flexible remote management software package is designed to increase productivity and reduce the cost for organizations using Sixnet series industrial cellular RTUs. With a web-based console and customized dashboard, users are able to remotely access, configure, and manage critical device information from a central location.