Red Lion announces the release of a panel-mounted cellular antenna for use with the embedded modems of the Data Station Plus, Modular Controller and G3 series HMIs. This new antenna can be mounted outside of the enclosure, providing stronger signal reception than a direct–mount antenna. The antenna mounts via a simple through-hole connection, forming a watertight seal at its base.
The antenna is ideally suited for applications in which the G3, Data Station or Modular Controller are mounted in metal enclosures, which can limit the devices’ ability to maintain a strong cellular connection. Mounting the antenna outside of the enclosure allows critical text messages and email notifications to be sent more reliably, and cover a wider geographic area.