Crimson® 3.1 is Red Lion’s powerful next-generation programming software for CR1000, CR3000 HMIs, Graphite® HMIs and Graphite Controllers, and E3 I/O™ modules.

Crimson 3.1, Gold Build - 3132.000

Like Crimson 3, Crimson 3.1 software features support for over 300 protocol drivers, including Modbus RTU and TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP, Emerson ROC, and both DNP3 serial and Ethernet communications. With an intuitive, drag-and-drop graphical user interface and a variety of hardware offerings each supporting multiple simultaneous conversions, customers can easily integrate new functionality into virtually any PLC, PC or SCADA system.

Updated and expanded symbol libraries and primitives with anti-aliased rendering provide designers with added options for creating interfaces that deliver greater visual effectiveness with a more natural appearance. Crimson 3.1’s gauges can dynamically adjust to virtually any application need; practically every feature, including bands, bugs, and colors, can be assigned data tags that change as processes change – keeping the user experience consistent.

Primitives can be filled with a variety of options, including patterns that simulate cylindrical containers or metallic surfaces. Rounded, beveled and fileted figures, with the ability to omit the corner on any set of corners, creates even greater flexibility in creating custom shapes.

Figure 1 Create custom shapes easily with Crimson 3.1

These enhancements unite to deliver screens that accelerate operator learning and enable greater comprehension of on-screen information, symbols and messaging.

Securely monitor and control applications from remote location using the Crimson 3.1 enhanced web server, with its mobile responsive design, a full-screen display option ideal for tablet or mobile display, HTTPS operation with the provision of certificates, HTTP redirect, CSS and JavaScript support.

Crimson 3.1 also supports a “zero-configuration” network option that allows a device to be connected to your network and referenced by name from your PC without the need to add DNS or HOST file entries. Crimson will also create a webserver SSL certificate using that name, allowing error-free development of secure websites.

Automate downloading of data from Microsoft SQL Server to populate values in a process using SQL Queries. Typical applications include importing recipes for batch applications or populating production expectations (KPIs) for shift.

Figure 2 Function Block programming

Figure 3 Ladder programming

Crimson 3.1 also includes Crimson Control, enabling organizations to use IEC 61131 programming languages – such as ladder logic, function block, structured text and instruction list – to solve specific application needs by developing logic control much like a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU) without the added expense. Complete with online debugging capabilities and the ability to password-protect programs and variables, Crimson Control is supported natively on our Graphite Edge and Core Controller products, and is easily added with a Graphite Crimson Control module to our Graphite HMIs.


Crimson 3.1, Gold Build - 3132.000

Note: This build requires a PC running Windows 7 or later. Tablet PCs are not supported at this time.

Installing Crimson 3.1 software is as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Right-click on the Download link below and select Save As
2. Select a suitable directory on your PC to save the file
3. When the download is complete, run the file to install

Click here to Download (421 MB)

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Crimson End User License Agreement

Previous Builds

Please refer to the Revision History for older versions of this software.


Crimson 3.1 Manual English (LP1044H) 16MB
Crimson 3.1 Manual German (LP1044-H) 12MB
Crimson 3.1 Reference Manual (LP1045F) 1.6MB
Crimson 3.1 Function Block Reference Manual (LP1046B) 3.4MB
Crimson 3.1 Reference Manual German (LP1045E) 1.1MB
Crimson 3.1 Function Block Reference Manual German (LP1046B) 1.1MB
Crimson 3.1 Migration Guide English (Revision 1) 530KB
Crimson 3.1 Migration Guide French (Revision 1) 334KB