The protocol that you use to communicate to an OMRON programmable controller is determined by the Model type and Address you configure for the programmable controller in a CIMPLICITY project. The Address defines whether the programmable controller is connected via the local Host Link network through an inter-network connection.
The device communication enabler supports two different protocols and command sets. The two protocols are:
Use C-Mode commands to communicate directly with OMRON C-Series programmable controllers.
CV-mode or FINS
Use FINS commands to communicate directly with OMRON CV-Series programmable controllers. FINS commands also allow inter-network communications to networked OMRON programmable controllers. In this configuration, a CIMPLICITY project communicates to C- or CV-Series programmable controllers via a primary CV-Series programmable controller.
About OMRON Host Link Communications.