By: Jacob Diker

VCA and Red Lion are happy to announce the release of NT5000. As a controls engineer, you understand the importance of maintaining a reliable and secure industrial network. In today’s fast-paced and technology-driven world, it’s essential to have a networking solution that can keep up with the demands of your industry. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Red Lion’s NT5000 Gigabit Managed Layer 2 Industrial Ethernet Switches.

If you’re looking for a reliable and secure networking solution for your industrial control systems, look no further than Red Lion’s NT5000 switches. Built to withstand industrial environments, their advanced management and security features ensure that your network stays up and running without compromising data integrity or confidentiality. The Red Lion NT5000 switches offer a variety of benefits and features that make them an ideal networking solution for industrial applications. These include:

  • Password encryption and MAC security: The switches offer configurable password length, multi-level user access, and the ability to disable user or port credentials after failed attempts automatically. This ensures that your network is secure and protected from unauthorized access.
  • IEEE 802.1X with RADIUS remote server authentication: The switches support remote server authentication, which allows you to authenticate and authorize devices on your network before granting access. This adds an extra layer of security to your network.
  • VLANs: The switches support VLANs, allowing you to segment your network and prioritize traffic. This ensures that your critical data and applications receive the bandwidth they need, even during periods of high network traffic.


With VCA’s Red Lion NT5000 switches, you can take control of your industrial network and ensure that it operates reliably and securely. Whether you’re in the manufacturing, energy, or transportation industry, these switches offer the advanced features and functionality you need to keep your network up and running.

Contact VCA today to learn how the Red Lion NT5000 switches can benefit your industrial control systems.

Our team of experts can help you select the right switches for your needs and provide the support and assistance you need to keep your network running smoothly. Don’t wait – take control of your industrial network today with Red Lion’s NT5000 switches.

Founded in 1999, VCA is a member of the Standard Electric Supply Co. family of companies. With over 120 years of engineering expertise in industrial automation and controls, we are considered THE preferred distributor partner for over 150 manufacturer suppliers including:, ABB, WAGO, Red Lion, Tosibox, HMS and many more. Visit to see how VCA can become the solution to your needs.

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