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 Optomux Opto22 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 Optomux Opto22 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 Optomux Opto22 data.
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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 Optomux Driver allows the FieldServer to transfer data to and from devices over either RS-232 or RS-485 using the Optomux Driver protocol. The Optomux driver is a client only driver and can poll an Optomux protocol compliant device but not emulate one.
The Optomux protocol provides a large command set. Many of the commands are used for OPTO22 device configuration. This driver supports the full command set and thus the driver may be used to configure as well as to poll OPTO22 devices.
The Optomux driver provides three methods of operation. Users may use any combination of methods.
Static Operation : If the hardware configuration is fixed and known then this is a suitable method. The devices to be polled/commanded are configured using the FieldServer CSV file.
Dynamic Operation : If the hardware configuration may change or if hardware settings may change dynamically or (more realistically) if you wish to change some aspect of the hardware configuration such as a delay time or reset a latch without changing the CSV file and resetting the FieldServer then this operating method is suitable. The commands set can be configured by changing the values in the FieldServer’s data arrays. This operating mode may be considered a data driven one.
Triggered Operation : This operating mode allows commands to be triggered by changing the value in the FieldServer’s data arrays. This operating mode is useful if requiring an action triggered by a remote device.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|
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