New HDMI® Feature from Red Lion Boosts Productivity with Real-Time Visual Awareness

August 16, 2023

FlexEdge® Intelligent Edge Automation Platform with HDMI® quickly and effortlessly creates real-time productivity scoreboards

Red Lion®, a manufacturer of innovative technologies that empowers industrial organizations to access, connect and visualize their data, introduces FlexEdge® Intelligent Edge Automation Platform with HDMI®. As industries around the world digitalize their operation, the need to securely access and visualize data to power their performance in real-time is crucial. FlexEdge with HDMI, powered by Crimson®, is designed with user-friendly configuration capabilities to easily develop and deploy customized dashboards to keep production teams informed of critical KPIs, helping to drive efficiency, and enabling real-time, actionable insights.

“Adding the HDMI feature to FlexEdge is complementary to the already powerful and secure Edge platform,” said Courtney Peel, Product Manager, Access, at Red Lion. “Even in the most efficient manufacturing or process environment, the ability to empower operators on the plant floor with real-time data visualization, boosts productivity.”

Courtney Peel,
Product Manager, Access, at Red Lion

Access and Visualize Your Data

FlexEdge with HDMI, powered by Crimson, gives you easier, more powerful ways to access and visualize your data:
  • Directly collect data from devices such as PLCs, drives, bar code scanners and more. Map data to PLCs, PCs and SCADA systems with a simple no-code drag-and-drop interface, allow a Siemens® PLC to communicate with an Allen Bradley® drive in mere seconds.
  • Use the built-in graphics library, with over 5,000 drag-and-drop elements to visually represent your application, including tanks, gauges and other industrial graphics choices.
  • Sync your data to FTP servers and MS SQL Server to send information where it needs to go.
  • Set up alerts for important events using the built-in mail manager, which sends notifications to one or more specified recipients via email, with attached report or logged data files.
  • Use the built-in Cloud Connectors to link your productivity application data to one or multiple cloud providers, including Azure, AWS, Google or other MQTT brokers.

FlexEdge with HDMI also makes it easier to develop and deploy productivity dashboards with included sample productivity templates. You can choose from up to six commonly used templates available as demo databases in Crimson.

Sample productivity templates include:
  • Cumulative Work Cell Status
  • Process Status
  • Andon Board
  • Production Run
  • Safety
  • Line Down Warning

Visit redlion.net/flexedge to learn more about the Red Lion FlexEdge with HDMI and view model specifications. For more information about Red Lion, visit www.redlion.net.

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