Press Release Summary:
Along with 2 RS232 and 2 RS485 ports used for communication with serial devices, G315 offers USB programming port and Ethernet 10/100 Base-TX port that simultaneously support up to 4 protocols. Expansion slot, also included, allows for extended serial communication or fieldbus connectivity. Solution also integrates protocol converter, data logger, and embedded web server. Information can be recorded in CSV files on CompactFlash card.
Original Press Release:
Red Lion's G315 Touchscreen Panel Adds Large XGA Display to G3's Powerful Data Management Platform
YORK, PA-November 7, 2007-Red Lion Controls, Inc. announces the model G315 operator interface panel, featuring a large 15" XGA (1024 x 768) display. The G315 is the latest addition to Red Lion's popular line of G3 panels.
The G315 adds an additional RS485 port to the G3 family's standard compliment of three serial ports and an Ethernet port. The two RS232 and two RS485 ports allow the G315 to communicate to virtually any serial device. The G315's Ethernet 10/100 Base-TX port delivers unprecedented connectivity by supporting up to four protocols simultaneously. The G315 panel also provides a USB programming port and an expansion slot for the addition of optional communications card, providing users with extended serial communication or fieldbus connectivity such as Profibus, DeviceNet or CANOpen.
As with all G3 panels, the G315 arrives standard with an integrated protocol converter, allowing the HMI to act as a communication hub between any and all connected devices. Programmed via Red Lion Controls free Crimson(TM) 2.0 software, data exchange is achieved in seconds using the built-in driver list and drag and drop register mapping. Your PLCs can now communicate with any drive, SCADA and serial or Ethernet enabled devices.
Using the G315 integrated data logger, information can be recorded in "IT-Ready" CSV files on a CompactFlash card for further analysis or troubleshooting. In addition, the embedded Web Server provides remote viewing and control capability with no extra software required, just a simple web browser. Users can monitor and control their application or download data logs using HTTP or FTP access.
"With integrated features such as multiple-protocol support, data logging and built in web and FTP servers, the G315 performs SCADA-like functionality-at a fraction of the cost," said Jesse Benefiel, product manager, Red Lion HMI products.
The Red Lion G3 series offers the most powerful communications platform available today, providing a cost-effective solution for protocol conversion and data management, in local, as well as harsh, remote locations.
For additional information on the G315 or other HMI solutions, contact Red Lion Controls at (717) 767-6511 or by e-mail at www.redlion.net.
Red Lion Controls, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of industrial control solutions worldwide. Products include digital/analog control, monitoring and panel meters, PID control, human-machine interface panels, and signal conditioning. For more information, or to find the Red Lion distributor nearest you, go to www.redlion.net or contact: Red Lion Controls, Inc., 20 Willow Springs Circle, York, PA 17402; (717) 767-6511.