Crimson 3.1 software now supports OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) communication functionality for industrial automation developed by the OPC Foundation.
With support of OPC UA, Crimson 3.1 acts as a server to publish data for OPC UA clients, often from the shop floor to the data center, and can receive data from clients in real time. With the ability to converse with over 300 industrial protocols, Crimson 3.1 can connect to disparate automation devices, and deliver that data to enterprise business systems simply and easily without the need for additional hardware or software licenses.
Crimson 3.1’s OPC UA Server works with all Red Lion Graphite HMIs, Graphite Controllers and CR3000 HMIs. Crimson 3.1 software features support for additional Ethernet and serial drivers such as EtherNet/IP, DNP3, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU and many others. With an intuitive, drag-and-drop graphical user interface and a variety of hardware offerings each supporting multiple simultaneous conversions, customers can easily integrate new functionality into virtually any PLC or SCADA system.