Message Display delivers information to large groups.

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Tri-color LED InView P9x provides visibility of information from distances up to 450 ft, while InView Messaging Software synchronizes information, enabling users to download message files to operators in different plant-floor locations. The 4-line display has 2 in. characters and comes in 36 and 72 in. lengths. Programmers can change messages or tie into information database, while control operators continue delivering alarms and messages to plant floor.

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Expanded Message Display Capabilities from Rockwell Automation Deliver Information to Large Groups and Improve Display Management Efficiencies

New Allen-Bradley InView options give users higher visibility, increased communication flexibility, better messaging and simplified display management

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 4, 2003 - Quickly and efficiently delivering information within a plant environment can be a strategic advantage in today's competitive manufacturing industry. New options added to the Allen-Bradley InView message display family now enable manufacturers to transmit a larger amount of information to a greater number of employees more efficiently. The new InView P9x large message display provides greater visibility of information from distances up to 450 feet away, while new InView Messaging Software synchronizes and streamlines information from multiple sources.

"In today's high-speed manufacturing environment, it's more important than ever that people on the plant floor have easy access to the information they need to make quick decisions," said Paul Whitney, product manager, Rockwell Automation. "InView message displays are designed to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time, making it easier to integrate plant floor information and quickly inform employees of machine or productivity status as well as critical company information." The tri-color LED InView P9x message display is designed to meet industry demands for a durable, highly reliable four-line display with two-inch characters. Available in 36-inch or 72-inch display lengths, the InView P9x provides a versatile means for transmitting critical plant floor information to large, disparate groups.

The InView P9x is designed to support two networks simultaneously, allowing programmers to change messages or tie into an information database, while control operators can continue delivering alarms and messages to the plant floor. In the past, if two different network groups wanted to connect to a message display, they would require two separate displays. Additionally, the InView P9x addresses the issue of increased network traffic often caused by multiple node addresses and high consumption of communication bandwidth. The display's design enables users to daisy chain numerous InView displays off an InView P9x via a NetLinx communications network.

Managing and updating message displays can be cumbersome and time-consuming if a facility's information is transmitted to a display through more than one network in a system. InView Messaging Software simplifies message display management by providing functionality across multiple networks, enabling users to download their message files to operators in different plant floor locations. With the array of network communication options available with InView Message Displays, users only need to set up notification systems on one platform. The development environment lets users see in advance what their message will look like when it is formatted on the display board. InView Messaging Software can be used across the family of InView Message Displays, which range in size from 12-inch displays to the 72-inch InView P9x. Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a world-leading provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software factory management software, Dodge mechanical power transmission products, and Reliance Electric motors and drives. The company also is a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the InView Message Display family, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1641.

All reader inquiries should be directed to the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1641.

Allen-Bradley, Complete Automation, Dodge, InView, Reliance Electric, and Rockwell Software are trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

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