Crimson Configuration Software by Red Lion: Protocol Conversion

Crimson, by Red Lion, is a powerful set of drag-and-drop configuration, display, control and data logging tools, Crimson works with Red Lion's industrial automation products, including CR1000, CR3000 HMIs, Graphite® HMIs and Graphite Controllers, and E3 I/O™ modules.

Crimson features support for over 300 protocol drivers, including Modbus RTU and TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP, Emerson ROC, and both DNP3 serial and Ethernet communications. With an intuitive, drag-and-drop graphical user interface and a variety of hardware offerings each supporting multiple simultaneous conversions, customers can easily integrate new functionality into virtually any PLC, PC or SCADA system.

With Crimson, simple applications can be set up quickly using a step-by-step process to configure communications protocols and define data tags for access. An extensive menu of built-in, point-and-click serial and Ethernet drivers map controller data to PLC registers in seconds. Built-in communications drivers inherently know how to talk to PLCs, PCs or SCADA systems — so no code is required to establish communication.

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