You have two devices in two different buildings on two completely different networks, one that uses the Profibus 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 Profibus 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 Profibus data to GE TLC data.
It's a simple solution to a common problem that we can help you with.
The FieldServer Profibus protocol translator/gateway provides a wealth of features to enable data transfer between Profibus DP networks and different devices and networks utilizing serial, Ethernet or LonWorks protocols. The extensive library of FieldServer drivers provides easy Profibus DP interoperability with devices and networks used in building automation, HVAC, fire and process control industries.
Support is provided for Master and Server applications.
The FieldServer Profibus DP Master driver for the FS-B3520 can be used to transfer I/O data with up to 125 Profibus DP Slave devices. The FieldServer is programmed with an embedded database using the required third part configuration tool. The embedded database contains information on the number of slaves and I/O modules to be transferred with each slave. The tool requires the input of GSD/E files for each slave to be connected.
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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