You have two devices in two different buildings on two completely different networks, one that uses the Modbus Plus (MB) protocol to communicate, while the other one talks Siemens Fire Safety 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 Modbus Plus (MB) protocol and the Siemens Fire Safety 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 Modbus Plus (MB) data to Siemens Fire Safety data.
It's a simple solution to a common problem that we can help you with.
This solution is provided to protect your investment in legacy / obsolete equipment. The solution uses a MB+ card installed in a FieldServer. This makes the solution more expensive than most FieldServer solutions.
Modbus Plus protocol is a time-proven, robust communications platform with a huge installed base and industry acceptance. It is a high-speed (one megabaud) network that supports both peer-to-peer and master/slave type communications. Modbus Plus is used by Modicon PLCs, operator interfaces, PCs and other data sources to communicate throughout an automated facility over a twisted-pair cable. Modbus Plus provides all of the benefits of an effective communications network including reduced wiring and maintenance costs, improved productivity through diagnostics, accuracy and information flexibility.
The Siemens Fire Safety FSI protocol driver can be used to poll a Siemens Fire Safety MXL system, Siemens FireFinder XLS or to emulate a Siemens Fire Safety MXL or XLS system with attached modules. Either configuration only supports the remote monitoring commands which are adequate for remote data and status information collection. 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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