You have two devices in two different buildings on two completely different networks, one that uses the BACnet Ethernet protocol to communicate, while the other one talks GE TLC protocol and they need to talk to each other. What do you do?
A FieldServer is a protocol converter or gateway that can communicate in many different protocols and physical layers including BACnet Ethernet protocol and the GE TLC protocol. The Fieldserver acts as a middle man between the two devices. It reads data from one device, stores it internally and makes it available to the 2nd device using another protocol. This is how the FieldServer converts BACnet Ethernet data to GE TLC data.
It's a simple solution to a common problem that we can help you with.
BACnet Ethernet is part of the ASHRAE’s BACnet family of protocols that operates on the Ethernet network. BACnet is mainly used for HVAC systems but recently has started showing up in all types of industrial automation, building automation networks and intelligent buildings.
With the help of a Fieldserver protocol converter we can set and retrieve BACnet Ethernet points, properties, and settings from your device and make them available to other networks and devices. The Fieldserver BACnet protocol driver can convert BACnet Ethernet to an impressive set of other building automation protocols by acting as a protocol converter or gateway. More information, Driver Data Sheet
The TLC driver is used to monitor and control TLC LevelIII (Level 3) lighting panels manufactured by GE's Total Lighting Division. We have solutions for the Prosys lighting panels too. Read more.
The TLC driver allows connection via a RLINK to allow monitoring/control of all connected panels. You can also connect directly to one panel without using an RLINK. In this case only the single panel may be monitored or controlled. However, we have a product at a price point which can make this an effective strategy for small systems or systems that are distributed in multiple buildings or where you cannot easily connect all the panels using one trunk.
The driver can also emulate PSS switches so that group commands can be sent to multiple panels.
We also support a tunnel to allow one Rlink to be shared between the FieldServer and a computer running the GE configuration software.
This driver was developed in co-operation with GE and has been tested at the GE Facility in Vancouver.More information, Driver Data Sheet
|QuickServer 1010||2x RS485||1x Ethernet|
|QuickServer 1011||1x RS485||1x Ethernet||1x Lonworks|
|QuickServer 1020||1x RS485 1xRS232||1x Ethernet|
|QuickServer 1021||1x RS485 1xRS232||1x Ethernet||1x Lonworks|
|QuickServer Fieldbus||1x RS485||1x Ethernet||M-bus or KNX|
|FS20 Series||1x RS232/485||1x Ethernet||1x Lonworks|
|FS25 Series||2x RS232/485||1x Ethernet|
|FS30 Series||2x RS232 and 2x RS485||2x Ethernet||1x Lonworks||FieldBus Support:eg Profibus, DeviceNet etcHot Standby Support|
|FS40 Series||8x RS232 and 2x RS485||2x Ethernet||1x Lonworks||FieldBus Support: eg DH+, MB+, Profibus, DeviceNet etcHot Standby Support|
|SlotServer||1x RS232/485||1x Ethernet||1x Lonworks||For Rockwell ControlLogix 5600|
You can purchase some of these items now at ModbusBACnet.com. We keep stock of most gateways and CAS can often ship for next day delivery. Often we need to do due diligence with you, check the number of devices, trunks, points , network routing and many other factors and thus we like a chance to chat to you, learn your project requirements and work with you to provide the most effective solution. Contact us.
With CAS you are purchasing a solution - not a commodity. If you ask CAS to do the gateway configuration for you then you are purchasing a solution from us and we will work with you to pre-configure the device, make changes as you require them, keep a backup of your files and provide support for you and your customer when installation is done.
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