.SDS File Extension

File Type 1

MIDI Sample Dump Standard File

Developer N/A
Popularity
4.0  |  12 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format N/A

What is an SDS file?

MIDI format that contains standardized System Exclusive (SysEx) messages; may be "dumped" from an audio program or hardware device; supported by a variety of hardware and software samplers.

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SDS files do not contain actual audio data.

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Programs that open SDS files

Mac
Included with OS
Updated October 31, 2007
File Type 2

OpenOffice Chart

Developer Apache Software Foundation
Popularity
3.5  |  6 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is an SDS file?

Chart format saved by spreadsheet applications within the OpenOffice and StarOffice productivity suites; may be opened by either program.

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NOTE: Apache OpenOffice replaced OpenOffice.org in 2012.

Programs that open SDS files

Windows
Sun Microsystems StarOffice
Linux
Sun Microsystems StarOffice
Updated March 18, 2014
File Type 3

SDS Apps Data File

Developer SDS apps
Popularity
3.1  |  7 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is an SDS file?

Data format used by SDS apps, a collection of simple applications and games; contains compressed data, such as images, sounds, and program settings, that is extracted and loaded at runtime.

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Examples of SDS apps include Breakout, Directory Packer, Idle Media Player, and SDS Messenger.

Since SDS files are automatically loaded by SDS applications, they are not meant to be extracted or opened manually.

Programs that open or reference SDS files

Windows
SDS apps
Updated June 18, 2009
File Type 4

HMI or Controller Configuration File

Developer Red Lion
Popularity
2.0  |  1 Vote
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is an SDS file?

An SDS file is a configuration file for a Red Lion human machine interface (HMI) or controller. It contains settings that define how the HMI or controller functions. Administrators edit SDS files with Crimson, Red Lion's common programming platform.

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Red Lion is an industrial automation and networking company that provides a variety of hardware to manufacturers and energy producers. For example, Red Lion sells the FlexEdge Automation Platform and a variety of HMI operator panels.

Many Red Lion HMIs and controllers use configuration settings saved as SDS files. System administrators can create and edit SDS files using the Crimson programming platform, which is Red Lion's proprietary configuration software for FlexEdge as well as their HMIs, Graphite Controllers, E3 I/O modules, Modular Controllers, temperature controllers, and panel meters.

How to open an SDS file

You can open an SDS file and edit the settings it contains with Red Lion Crimson (Windows). Various versions of Crimson are available for download at Red Lion's website. Each version is associated with a specific set of Red Lion devices.

Programs that open SDS files

Windows
Updated September 14, 2022

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