A great feature of the C-more HMI panels is their connectivity to many different types of devices. In addition to DirectLOGIC PLCs, you can connect to many Allen-Bradley, GE, Mitsubishi, Omron, or Modicon PLCs (see list below).
C-More can also connect to multiple devices and different brands of PLCs simultaneously! C-more can act as an interpreter or "protocol bridge", passing PLC tag values back and forth between separate PLC protocols.
AB Ethernet drivers allow the simple connectivity of multiple panels and/or multiple Allen-Bradley PLCs. We have also added ControlLogix® Ethernet/IP Tag Messaging support. This feature helps increase productivity by reducing the time often required to map your PLC tag database into the HMI. You can import the RSLogix 5000 L5K file directly or with just a few clicks of the mouse you can directly enter your ControlLogix/ CompactLogix tags from the PLC into C-more. No mapping or translation required!
Full featured C-more panels can communicate via various types of networking protocols using the Ethernet network interface. The Ethernet port can be used for downloading a project to the panel, for communication with multiple PLCs (and multiple brands of PLCs), and for advanced features such as e-mail and FTP access and allowing the panel to act as a Web server.
DirectLogic ECOM Ethernet enables your full featured C-more panel to connect to your AutomationDirect PLC Ethernet network. For the high-speed Ethernet LAN 10/100BaseT network connection, the following PLC modules can be used.
The other Ethernet drivers included with all full featured C-more panels are:
EtherNet/IP [see note] MODBUS TCP Entivity (Think & Do) MODBUS TCP/IP
The Remote Access and Control feature allows remote users to connect, monitor, and control any C-more panel that supports Ethernet. With the proper network configuration, remote users can connect with two simple methods: