Serial communication expansion available for data station and modular controller series

By Control Engineering Staff January 21, 2008

Red Lion Controls , Inc. has developed the XCRS serial communications expansion card for the Data Station Plus and Modular Controller product series. Both series come standard with three serial communication ports; the XCRS expands the connectivity by adding two extra communication ports, one RS-422/RS-485 and one RS232, quickly and easily. With the card, the units can support up to five serial protocols at once. The ports are simple to configure using Red Lion’s free Crimson 2.0 software. The proprietary expansion port ensures the products are continually capable of utilizing up-to-date communication technology. The XCRS card provides users with supplementary RS-232 and RS-485 multiplexed ports capable of communicating with RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 and DH-485 devices at up to 115,200 baud. Both series feature a powerful embedded protocol conversion facility and a multiple-protocol Ethernet port for communications and data management.
Red Lion Controls, Inc.

–Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor, Control Engineering Products
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