About the Marquee Driver

The CIMPLICITY Base System functionality – Point Management, Alarm Management, Data Logging and Reporting, and a fully functioned User Interface – enables CIMPLICITY users to collect data, then visualize it via lists, graphic status displays, alarms, and reports. Standard data communications capabilities make CIMPLICITY software a factory floor tool that can provide services such as the following:

  • Downtime reporting
  • Production reporting
  • Records of production counts at workstations
  • Graphic Monitoring of automatic data point values
  • Fault reporting via direct point values and alarms

The Marquee Driver provides the ability to configure ports for and messages to be displayed on marquees. This optional driver enhances the existing port and printer configuration.

While GE Intelligent Platforms does not endorse or claim compatibility with all marquees, the CIMPLICITY Marquee Driver works with marquees produced by UTICOR Technology, Inc., Total Control Products, Inc., Static Controls Corporation, and American Ledgible, Inc.

You configure the Marquee Driver in the same way you configure CIMPLICITY devices, ports, points and alarms. You will need to configure the following marquee information for your project:

Marquee Types All marquee devices that use the same header, footer, message wrap, empty message, and attributes belong to the same Marquee Type. Define these settings for each Marquee Type used by the project.
Marquee Ports Configure the PC communication port or the network communication port to which one or more serial marquee devices are connected. Generally, if more than one device is on a port, the header and/or footer information (from the Marquee Type) indicate on which device  the message is to be displayed.
Marquee Devices Assign a Marquee ID, Marquee Type, Marquee Port, header, footer, empty message, and display time for each marquee device within a project. (Optional) associate sets of marquees into Marquee Groups.
Marquee Messages (For each Marquee message)  assign a message ID, Alarm ID, alarm state, message header, message footer, message text, the marquees on which to display the message, the attributes associated with the message and any CIMPLICITY point values to be displayed with the message.