You have two devices in two different buildings on two completely different networks, one that uses the Lonworks protocol to communicate, while the other one talks Simplex 4100 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 Lonworks protocol and the Simplex 4100 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 Lonworks data to Simplex 4100 data.
It's a simple solution to a common problem that we can help you with.
Lonworks is part of the Echelon family of protocols. With the help of FieldServer acting as a client and or a master we can set and retrieve Lonworks data from your device and make it available to many different devices no matter what protocol they use. The FieldServer can act as a protocol converter to convert the Lonworks protocol messages to an impressive set of other industrial automation, intelligent building, and building automation protocols. It works by talking Lonworks on one side of the network and anything else you want on the other. More information, Driver Data Sheet
This driver is designed to connect to a Simplex panels equipped to support the "4100 Computer Port Protocol" as defined in Simplex's document 950-004 Revision E dated 28 July 2000. These include the following Simplex Panels
The implementation provides a selected subset of protocol functions and subset of functionality for each of these selected functions. It is important that you read the exclusions and limitations described in this document. The driver is a capable of parsing and storing information sent by a panel in the form of unsolicited messages which are typically generated when there is a state change in the panel or one of the connected devices.
The driver is also capable of polling for point and panel status data and some additional data such as the panel's time and revision information. In addition the driver is capable of setting some control points in the panel - acknowledging and resetting alarms and writing data (where permitted) to some analog and discrete points.
|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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