Award-Winning MultiTech MultiConnect rCell 100 Series Industrial Routers Now Certified for Use in Hazardous Locations

Top-selling router achieves Class 1, Division 2 certification from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and EU II 3G Ex ec IIC T5 Gc certification.

Mounds View, MN – June 30, 2020 – Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of Industrial IoT communication devices and services, today announced the availability of select MultiConnect® rCell 100 Series LTE Category 4 industrial routers designed and certified for safe use in potentially explosive environments.

Developed in response to customer requirements to meet U.S. and E.U. guidelines to control the risk of dangerous substances igniting, these models are designed to protect property and prevent loss of life. They are ideal for applications in oil and gas production and other environments where safety standards are beyond that of standard cellular router deployments. These environments are defined as areas in which an explosive mixture is not likely to occur in normal operation and, if it does occur, it will exist for only a short period of time.

MultiConnect rCell 100 Series is a simple to deploy cellular router designed to connect industrial and critical infrastructure assets with a high degree of reliability. Core to the product is the aspect of remote device management using the DeviceHQ® cloud platform. DeviceHQ allows management of your device fleet, allowing updates, as well as connectivity and usage alarms, and device location ( GPS or user‑defined). Remote access to Modbus devices is made convenient with the integrated serial terminal server. The MultiConnect rCell is approved in the U.S. for use with mobile network operators like AT&T and Verizon, to accommodate all your domestic deployments. European models use a GCF certified module for use with European carriers.

“Working closely with leaders in the oil and gas industry has clarified a unique set of needs which we fully intend to meet within our portfolio,” said David Tincher, Senior Product Marketing Manager at MultiTech. “From anti-explosive safety measures to DIN-rail mounting and multiple connectivity technologies, industrial buyers can count on MultiTech for reliable connectivity solutions and outstanding customer service.”

Featuring mPower™ Edge Intelligence Software, the MultiConnect rCell simplifies integration with a variety of popular upstream IoT platforms to streamline edge-to-cloud data management and analytics. mPower Edge Intelligence also incorporates a host of critical security features including signed firmware validation, enhanced firewall and VPN settings, secure authentication and more.

Learn more about the MultiConnect rCell 100 Series routers for hazardous locations or buy yours today.

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