Red Lion Controls added WiFi capabilities to its Sixnet MobilityPro 5000 line of industrial cellular modems. With the addition of 802.11 b/g wireless local area network (WLAN) functionality, the MobilityPro 5000 enables wireless communication with WiFi equipped devices that include laptops, smartphones, medical data transmitters, fingerprint readers and more.
The MobilityPro 5000 is ideally suited for in-vehicle public safety, first responder and fleet automation scenarios where high-speed communication is vital. Providing embedded GPS, 3G cellular and advanced event reporting functionality in a rugged package, the MobilityPro 5000 can be utilized by police, ambulance and other fleets that require "always on" connectivity.
WiFi enables first responders to automatically connect to in-vehicle modems without using a physical cable. As a result, police are now able to use handheld devices to print and issue tickets from outside the vehicle, and paramedics can immediately send and receive vital data about a patient without returning to the ambulance. This increases efficiency and enables faster response times in emergency situations.