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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Red Lion Crimson
Red Lion Crimson Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Crimson is programming software for Red Lion`s Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), modular controllers, temperature controllers, and panel meters. This software allows users to setup applications through a step-by-step process to configure communications protocols and define data tags for access. Additionally, Crimson includes drag-and-drop configuration, display, control, and data-logging features. Crimson is included with compatible Red Lion hardware.

Crimson stores data in text files that are compressed and stored on the user`s local drive. Data is manipulated via the standard commands found on the File menu of Crimson. Additionally, Crimson`s Structured Query Language (SQL) Queries category can be used to create SQL queries to extract data from a Microsoft SQL Server database and store it within tags.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v21.12
Decision Date: 12/17/2021 at 21:17:21 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Red Lion
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (12/17/2021 at 21:17:21 UTC).