Controller with Web support: DeviceNet communication added

York, PA — Red Lion Controls Inc. announces DeviceNet network support for the Data Station Plus and Modular Controller product series. Each previously offered advanced communication and data management solutions. The XCDN DeviceNet option card provides DeviceNet Slave connectivity for any Data Station Plus or Enhanced Modular Controller Master units. The card goes into the expansion slot during installation and configured using free Red Lion Crimson 2 software.

12/04/2007


York, PA

Red Lion Controls Inc.

announces DeviceNet network support for the Data Station Plus and Modular Controller product series. Each previously offered advanced communication and data management solutions. The XCDN DeviceNet option card provides DeviceNet Slave connectivity for any Data Station Plus or Enhanced Modular Controller Master units. The card goes into the expansion slot during installation and configured using free Red Lion Crimson 2 software.

Both the Data Station Plus and Modular Controller series feature a powerful multi-protocol converter combined with three serial ports and an Ethernet port as standard. The XCDN option card enables any connected devices to communicate with DeviceNet products to realize complete system integration and data transfer. In addition, the XCDN option card is isolated, protecting user equipment from potentially harmful ground loops.

“Red Lion Modular Controller Masters and Data Station Plus units contain a proprietary expansion port, allowing these products to evolve concurrently with the latest advances in communications—without sacrificing performance,” says Jesse Benefiel, Red Lion product manager. “The XCDN DeviceNet option card easily plugs into these units and provides the ability to communicate on any high speed DeviceNet network.”

The Enhanced Modular Controller Masters and Data Station Plus models provide extended functionalities such as a Web server to remotely access or control your process, web enabling any DeviceNet devices connected to the XCDN option card. In addition, all the data can be logged in “IT-ready” format, for system traceability or preventive maintenance applications, using the embedded data logger.

Red Lion Controls Inc. products include digital/analog control, monitoring and panel meters, PID control, human-machine interface panels, and signal conditioning.

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