CI STATION provides a simple interface from any PC to any controller to REVIEW, SAVE, UPLOAD and DOWNLOAD panel settings. This payload management tool is commonly used in a production setting to assure controller settings are consistent. Each configuration of settings for a controller is called a "profile". Each profile is saved as a file just like a Work or Excel document.
This system is also useful for service purposes as current settings for any controller in the field can be uploaded and reviewed. The "profiles" can be emailed just like any other type of file. More sophisticated "profiles" can be configured by Controls Inc and forwarded via email for installation into a controller.