The G308C100 model was designed by Red Lion for the G3 Series of HMIs for indoor use with Crimson 2.0 Software. The communication ports on this model are non-isolated. Three serial ports are available on this model. Due to some of the enhanced features available on this model, it can communicate with many different hardware types through the high-speed communication ports which are labeled as RS ports and are either 485, 422, or 232 ports, with two different Ethernet ports labeled as 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX as well. As there are no available USB hosts with this model fast downloads will be difficult and will likely need to be done through the CompactFlash card on the device instead.
As with many of the Red Lion operator interface terminals, the G308C100 model also has a touchscreen interface, the touchscreen is resistive analog. When the user touches an active touchscreen cell and the touch is sensed a discernable sound will be produced. Once the unit has been completely initialized the touchscreen will be wholly functional and can be operated by the user with gloved hands.
The display screen associated with this model is a 7.5” TFT LED display and is used to exhibit a variety of different graphics as well as text. The backlight on this display will have a limited lifetime when used at full capacity at all times, to extend the backlight lifetime on this unit it can be dimmed when being used in lower light conditions. It is recommended that when the display is not being used that the backlight is turned off to also extend the lifetime, to turn the display off it can be configured through the Crimson software on the device.