Product News: Red Lion’s FlexEdge Intelligent Edge Automation Platform

July 28, 2020
Promises to integrate IT and OT and enable advanced networking and automation in one operating system.

Red Lion´s FlexEdge Intelligent Edge Automation Platform now combines the scalability of Linux with the power of Crimson 3.2 software into one operating system according to its maker. This fusion enables a single FlexEdge controller to provide advanced networking, security and automation. By integrating information technology and operational technology, FlexEdge promises to help customers reduce costs, improve data security, and increase productivity.

Powered by Crimson 3.2 software, the FlexEdge platform enables customers to modify controller functionality as application needs change. Customers can enable additional functionality through field-unlockable software upgrades that eliminate the need to purchase or add more equipment, saving both money and unnecessary downtime.

With FlexEdge´s modular communications sleds, users can now deploy multi-cellular radio gateways for critical communications applications, according to Red Lion. And, for environments with demanding requirements, the platform offers multiple isolated serial ports, routable Ethernet ports, optional serial, USB, Wi-Fi, cellular communications sleds, and field-installable I/O.