Elecsys Announces New RediLink Products

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OLATHE, Kan., April 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elecsys Corporation (Nasdaq:ESYS), a provider of industrial machine to machine (M2M) communication technology solutions, data acquisition systems, and custom electronic equipment for critical industrial applications, has announced the introduction of a new product line, the RediLink series of remote digital links. The announcement was made today at the IBM Impact 2014 conference in Las Vegas, where Karl Gemperli, President and Chief Executive Officer, is delivering a presentation on the use of M2M wireless technology to integrate industrial data with operational applications. Elecsys RediLink devices are industrial M2M communication gateways designed to provide remote digital links between remote field devices and enterprise data systems. RediLink products address the emerging industry need to reliably and securely access large amounts of valuable field data from remote equipment and efficiently integrate that data into an industrial "internet of things" to improve operations through the use of big data analytics applications. Elecsys, a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and a pioneer in the use of Message Queue for Telemetry Transport (MQTT), the leading protocol being adopted for the Internet of Things, has deployed thousands of M2M devices with native MQTT protocol into rugged field applications.

Key features of RediLink products include:

  • Protocol Converter – Enable real-time field data conversion from most protocols to IP-based transport protocols, such as MQTT, DNP3, and Modbus, for integration with modern enterprise host systems.
  • Integrated Cellular Communication – Embedded cellular data modems enable a secure wireless extension of enterprise data networks to remote field devices.
  • Terminal Server – Convert physical interfaces to remote field devices, such as sensors, RTU's, and PLC's, into IP internet protocol.

Gemperli commented, "We appreciate the invitation from IBM to present the RediLink solution to access field data for integration within the Industrial Internet of Things to their worldwide sales force at the IBM Impact 2014 global conference this week. MQTT protocol is native to the RediLink products and its compact structure and publish/subscribe architecture is ideally suited to efficiently transport real-time data from remote devices with constrained communication resources. Elecsys has successfully deployed thousands of industrial M2M communications products in remote demanding environments and has years of experience designing and manufacturing field-proven data communication devices based on the MQTT protocol. A streamlined version of the proven and highly configurable Elecsys Director family of industrial communication gateways, RediLink remote digital links are purpose-built to be easy to configure and deploy Edge of Network devices that bridge the gap between field equipment and enterprise data networks."

In addition to terminal server and protocol conversion functionality, RediLinks are remotely configurable and programmable, efficiently manage communication bandwidth, and offer numerous options for data security. Like all Elecsys products, RediLinks are manufactured in the USA and designed for operation in remote locations and harsh field conditions, making them an ideal choice for industries such as oil & gas, electric power generation and distribution, railroads, and agriculture. The Elecsys RediLink technology platform is also available for select industrial equipment manufacturers to integrate into their equipment to enable M2M connectivity and MQTT compatibility with the Industrial Internet of Things.

About Elecsys Corporation

Elecsys Corporation provides innovative machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology solutions, data acquisition and management systems, and custom electronic equipment for critical industrial applications. The Company's primary markets include energy production and distribution, agriculture, transportation, safety and security systems, and water management. Elecsys proprietary equipment and services encompass wireless remote monitoring, industrial data communication, and mobile data acquisition technologies that are deployed wherever high quality and reliability are essential. Elecsys develops, manufactures, and supports proprietary technology and equipment under several premium brand names. In addition to its proprietary products, Elecsys designs and manufactures rugged and reliable custom solutions for multiple original equipment manufacturers in a variety of industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.elecsyscorp.com.

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