Red Lion Wins in 2023 IDEA Award


Red Lion, a manufacturer of innovative technologies that empowers industrial organizations to access, connect, and visualize their data, announced that its N-Tron Series NT5000 Gigabit Managed Layer 2 Ethernet switches were recognized among the best by the 2023 IDEA Awards. Votes placed by the engineering community recognized Red Lion as a Winner in the Automation & Controls category.

The NT5000’s innovative and intuitive graphical user interface includes a logical view showing active ports, power supply, temperature and contact relay status of the switch and color-coded gauges for port traffic and events to allow administrators to quickly identify and address possible network disruptions in real-time, helping lower total cost of ownership.

“We are honored to receive the Machine Design IDEA award for our N-Tron Series NT5000 industrial Ethernet switch,” said Red Lion President, Marcel van Helten. “This award is a validation of our ongoing commitment to delivering technology which enables our industrial customers to improve the efficiency and security of their OT network infrastructure. 

The 2023 IDEA Awards celebrates outstanding innovation in product design and function for the engineering industry. Every year, it showcases and rewards companies who have contributed to the advancement of technology through their creative, innovative, and impactful designs. IDEA Award winners are chosen by qualified readers of Machine Design, Electronic Design, Power & Motion, Microwaves & RF, and Vision Systems Design. Winners, honorees, and nominees are revealed every fall. IDEA Awards is a program executed by Endeavor Business Media, a B2B Media company headquartered in Nashville, TN.