Press Release Summary:
Available forÂ Graphite™ HMI operator panels, PROFIBUSÂ® (GMPBDP) and DeviceNet™ (GMDN) plug-in modules provide connectivity needed to add monitoring and control to existing operations. These plug-and-play modules allowÂ Graphite HMIs, with built-in protocol converter and 300+ communications drivers, to support diverse automation equipment. Whiel GMPBDP module adds PROFIBUS DP slave support, GMDN module allows HMI to perform as a DeviceNet Group 2 server.
Original Press Release:
Red Lion's Award-Winning Graphite HMI Platform Expands Communication Options
New PROFIBUS and DeviceNet Plug-In Modules Offer More Equipment Integration Choices
YORK, Pa. -- Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced that it has expanded its Graphite(TM) Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels with two new communication modules, offering support for some of today's most popular industrial protocols. Designed for use with the Graphite HMI platform, the PROFIBUS® (GMPBDP) and DeviceNet(TM) (GMDN) plug-in modules provide the connectivity customers need to add powerful monitoring and control functionality to their existing operations.
Red Lion's new plug-and-play modules support the rising demand for device interoperability, allowing customers to leverage Red Lion's rugged Graphite HMIs - with built-in protocol converter and 300+ communications drivers - to support virtually any automation equipment. The GMPBDP module adds PROFIBUS DP slave support while the GMDN module allows the HMI to perform as a DeviceNet Group 2 server.
"With the addition of new communication modules, our powerful HMI products continue to provide even more ways for our customers to easily connect, monitor and control processes across a broad range of industries," explained Jeff Thornton, director of product management at Red Lion Controls. "The PROFIBUS and DeviceNet modules give customers more choices as they seek integrated communication solutions to address varying requirements in industrial and remote environments."
Recently named a "2014 First Team Supplier" in HMI hardware by the readers of Automation World, Red Lion's Graphite HMIs offer a built-in web server that enables users to monitor and control applications via PCs, tablets or smartphones. SMS text-messaging and email alerts provide early warning of process issues, which helps avoid costly downtime. In addition, protocol conversion lets customers select from more than 300 industrial protocols to seamlessly integrate disparate devices such as PLCs, drives, cameras, barcode readers and panel meters.
For more information on Red Lion's Graphite HMIs, visit www.redlion.net/Graphite.
About Red Lion Controls
As the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, Red Lion has been delivering innovative solutions for over 40 years. Our automation, Ethernet and cellular M2M technology enables companies worldwide to gain real-time data visibility that drives productivity. Product brands include Red Lion, N-Tron and Sixnet. With headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, the company has offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Red Lion is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company. For more information, please visit www.redlion.net.
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