Two of the port types available on the G306M000 HMI are RS232 ports, one is a COMMS port and the other is a PGM port. Only one of the ports is available for programming but both can be used for communicating with a programmable logic controller (PLC). These ports can be used with either slave or master protocols with any configuration of the G306 model. Some of the potential communications that can be performed on this HMI are another Red Lion device or a PC of some type. For more information on how the RS232 ports can communicate refer to the G306MH-E Product Manual for the G306 HMI Models.
The display on this HMI is a liquid crystal display (LCD) which will display a number of different texts and graphics. There is a white LED that helps light the display and can be dimmed when operating the G306M000 HMI in low-light conditions. Please note that there is a limited lifetime for the LEDs, the lifetime of the backlight LED will be based on how much time the display is at full power, the lifetime can be extended if the backlight is turned off when the model is not in use.
The configuration of the G306M000 model can be stored on one of the memory types available on this model; the memory used to store the configuration is the non-volatile flash memory which is four Mbytes. There is a memory card associated with this model which is a CompactFlash Type II slot for Type I and II CompactFlash cards.