Cattron, a Unit of Laird Technologies, Releases New LRC-LO Radio Remote Control for Shunting Vehicles

New Radio Remote Control Ideal for Industrial Rail Applications


St. Louis, Missouri, USA – August 10, 2011 – Laird Technologies, Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of customized performance-critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, today announced the release of its new LRC-LO radio remote control.

As part of the CattronControl™ series of remote control systems, the LRC-LO is a versatile radio controller specifically designed for controlling low speed shunting vehicles used at loading stations. It employs advanced, dual-processor electronics that are protected in a lightweight, impact-resistant, ergonomic Lexan EXL® housing.

The LRC-LO includes a high safety class which is achieved through a redundant hardware and software structure, and is suited for applications requiring EN ISO 13849-1, Performance Level d; but not EN 50239. It also incorporates a reverse-engraved front plate, which can endure extremely hard wearing in industrial environments.

“The LRC-LO is a versatile radio controller that has been especially developed and manufactured for low speed shunting vehicles used at loading stations. As part of the newest product available in the CattronControl™ product line, it provides the next level of safety and reliability that enables the operator to work from a more secure and efficient location,” said Volker Böckenholt, Cattron European Sales Director for Railway Systems. “The controller also meets approval and frequency requirements, making it compliant for worldwide deployment.”

The controller is equipped with the proven dual-axis joystick, and all operating elements are arranged to ensure a comfortable and safe one-hand operation. It also utilizes the company’s external TransKey™ RFID configuration for efficient operations. This allows facilities to minimize spares and transfer keys to other controllers, while adding a level of safety and flexibility to streamline facility workflow.

Cattron, a unit of Laird Technologies, has assembled the most comprehensive collection of radio remote control brands for material handling equipment, mobile equipment, and virtually any equipment where the operator can be moved to a safer, more efficient location. With 65 years of radio frequency (RF) and industrial wireless remote control experience, the company has approximately 7,000 customers with a total installed base of over 150,000 wireless remote control systems throughout the world.

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About Laird Technologies, Inc.

Laird Technologies designs and manufactures customized, performance-critical products for wireless and other advanced electronics applications.

The company is a global market leader in the design and supply of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, thermal management products, specialty metal products, signal integrity components, and antenna solutions, as well as radio frequency (RF) modules and wireless remote controls and systems.

Custom products are supplied to all sectors of the electronics industry including the handset, telecommunications, data transfer and information technology, automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer, medical, mining, railroad and industrial markets.

Laird Technologies, a unit of Laird PLC, employs over 12,000 employees in more than 49 facilities located in 16 countries.


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