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Skkynet supplies secure communications to Red Lion Controls

September 30, 2015 - Skkynet Cloud Systems supplies secure communications to Red Lion Controls. Skkynet's SkkyHub service provides secure, end-to-end, bidirectional connectivity between the Sixnet IndustrialPro series routers and end users.

The solution employs Skkynet's Embedded Toolkit (ETK) in combination with Red Lion's Sixnet series IndustrialPro cellular routers and Data Station Plus protocol converters. Together, the system supports over 300 industrial protocols to link devices to Skkynet's SkkyHub for secure, bidirectional, real-time communication.

"There are a number of major hurdles to becoming IIoT-ready, most importantly security and multi-protocol communication," said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. "A primary objective of this collaboration was to integrate our ETK on Red Lion's IndustrialPro cellular routers, thereby providing secure connectivity to SkkyHub, with no open firewall ports, VPN or programming required.  The end result is secure, real-time monitoring, control, networking, and big data collection at a far lower total cost of ownership (TCO)."

"Becoming IIoT-ready can be a daunting task for many organizations with legacy devices that do not speak the same language," said Brian Rosema, director of IIoT strategy for Red Lion Controls. "With support for more than 300 industrial protocols, our Data Station Plus protocol converters and rugged cellular routers work in tandem with SkkyHub to connect devices, thereby improving process visibility and pushing control to the edge. The result is a robust, fully integrated IIoT solution that connects virtually any device to any other device or user."

Skkynet's SkkyHub service provides secure, end-to-end, bidirectional connectivity between the Sixnet IndustrialPro series routers and end users at all levels, from operators and plant engineers to managers, analysts, and customers. The service is capable of handling over 50,000 data changes per second per client, at speeds just a few milliseconds over Internet latency. Secure by design, it requires no VPN, no open firewall ports, no special programming, and no additional hardware.

About Red Lion Controls
As the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, Red Lion Controls has been delivering innovative solutions to customers for over forty years. Our automation, Ethernet and cellular M2M technology enables companies worldwide to gain real-time data visibility that drives productivity. Product brands include Red Lion, N-Tron and Sixnet. With headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, the company has offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

About Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. 
Skkynet Cloud Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: SKKY) is a global leader in real-time cloud information systems. Skkynet Connected Systems include the award-winning SkkyHub service that collects, processes, and distributes real-time information over networks, locally and remotely, as well as DataHub and WebView proven middleware products that enable real-time data integration and distribution for industrial, embedded, and financial systems. These services and products allow data-intensive organizations to safely and securely manage, supervise, and control industrial processes, embedded devices, and financial information systems, with no programming required. Customers include Microsoft, Siemens, ABB, Honeywell, IBM, GE, Statoil, Goodyear, BASF, Cadbury Chocolate, and the Bank of Canada. 

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