Red Lion adds 18 Gigabit Ethernet industrial switches |

Red Lion adds 18 Gigabit Ethernet industrial switches

Red Lion adds 18 Gigabit Ethernet industrial switches

June 9, 2015 – Red Lion Controls added 18 models to its N-Tron series NT24k managed Gigabit Ethernet industrial switch platform. The NT24k 10-to-14 port DIN-rail mountable switches feature Fast Ethernet, Gigabit or dual-mode fiber ports alongside eight Gigabit copper ports with optional IEEE 802.3af/at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) support.

With over 100 mixed-media configuration options, the rugged NT24k platform combines the benefits of noise-immune fiber with the versatility of 10, 100, 1000Base copper connectivity to provide a robust migration path across varying industrial applications. Red Lion’s newest NT24k switch models include:

  • NT24k-FX: switches with 8 all-Gigabit copper and 2, 3, 4 or 6 100Base fiber ports that are available with SC or ST connectors in multimode or singlemode
  • NT24k-GX: switches with 8 all-Gigabit copper with 2, 3, 4 or 6 Gigabit fiber ports that are available with SC connectors in multimode or singlemode
  • NT24k-DM4: switches with 8 all-Gigabit copper ports with 4 SFP expansion slots for optional 100Base or Gigabit SFP transceivers

Available with optional PoE+ support, each switch accepts redundant 22-49 VDC power input and offers a step-up power boost circuit to eliminate the need for a standalone 48 VDC power supply. In addition, Red Lion’s new PoE+ switches provide up to 240 Watts PoE output power (30 Watts per Gigabit copper port) to reliably support applications such as security cameras, panel displays and wireless access points. 

The compact NT24k switches build on Red Lion’s recent addition of Gigabit and PoE+ compact DIN-rail mountable copper switches to its award-winning modular and rackmount platform. With a hardened metal housing, each NT24k switch provides industry-leading shock (200 g) and vibration (50 g) tolerance coupled with up to a -40° to 85°C operating temperature range to ensure optimal network performance in the harshest industrial environments.

Red Lion’s rugged NT24k platform offers a full set of management features and advanced security to ease network deployment with key functionality that includes Jumbo Frame support, SD card and XML configuration backup and restore, auto-IGMP configuration, Ethernet/IP with CIP messaging, N-Ring and N-Link ring technology with ultra-fast (30 ms) recovery, N-View monitoring technology, event logging, SNTP and IEEE 802.1x with RADIUS remote server authentication. NT24k switches are UL Class 1, Division 2 Listed for use in hazardous and ordinary locations and are ABS type certified for shipboard applications. These approvals help ensure reliable operation across alternative energy, oil and gas, water/wastewater, maritime, transportation, intelligent traffic applications and factory automation applications.


“Industrial customers are demanding fiber optic and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options to meet the requirements of high bandwidth applications and high-EMF environments. Our newest wave of compact NT24k fiber models – one of the broadest lines of rugged fiber and PoE+ switches on the market – addresses this need,” said Diane Davis, director of product management at Red Lion Controls. “Customers now have access to a future-proof switch solution that addresses industrial requirements from the network edge to the core.”

About Red Lion Controls

As the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, Red Lion has been delivering innovative solutions 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. Red Lion is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company. For more information, please visit



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