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on the same page. devices all your get Data Station Plus. Protocol conversion. Ethernet gateway. IT-ready data logging. It’s all here. Red Lion’s Data Station Plus is the single-device solution for protocol conversion. One remarkable device bridges the communication gap between serial only, fieldbus, and Ethernet devices—unlocking untold information from PLCs, drives, motion controllers, and more. Red Lion’s free, robust Crimson® mapping that lets a Siemens® software enables drag-and-drop register PLC to talk to an Allen Bradley® drive in just seconds. The built-in Ethernet gateway lets you network-enable serial or fieldbus machines onto a common communications backbone in minutes, and convert your old PLC’s and drive’s proprietary protocol into a single modern and open standard. But that’s just the beginning. Use the integrated web server to quickly set up secure, real-time remote monitoring, operation, diagnostics and data acquisition from any web-enabled PC, PDA or phone. Easily create a web based HMI depiction of your machine or process with the included 5000+ image graphics package. Receive alarms or event notification remotely via e-mail or SMS text.Collect performance data, display it, store it for evaluation, or trigger PLC functions—live or remotely. And seamlessly port logged “IT-ready” trending data to web pages, e-mail, ftp sites or other applications. The no-risk asset and data management solution. Data Station Plus is the evolutionary, non-invasive device and software platform that expands and unifies the capabilities of your legacy processes into a modern, completely integrated control solution. And it does it for literally tens-of-thousands less. See what Data Station Plus can mean to your process at www.redlion.net/DSP Operator Interface Protocol Conversion Signal Conditioning Panel Meters Data Acquisition Red Lion Controls ph: (717) 767-6511 fax: (717) 764-0839 www.redlion.net Trademarks used herein are property of their respective owners.