You have two devices in two different buildings on two completely different networks, one that uses the BACnet MSTP protocol to communicate, while the other one talks DF1 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 MSTP protocol and the DF1 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 MSTP data to DF1 data.
It's a simple solution to a common problem that we can help you with.
BACnet MSTP is part of the ASHRAE’s BACnet family of protocols that operates on the MSTP RS485 network. With the help of FieldServer we can set and retrieve BACnet data from your device and make it available to many different devices no matter what protocol they use. The FieldServer can convert BACnet MSTP to an impressive set of other building automation protocols by acting as a middle man or protocol converter between two different protocols. Talks BACnet MSTP on one side and anything else on the other. More information, Driver Data Sheet
DF1 protocol is an Allen-Bradley data-link layer protocol that combines features of subcategories D1 (data transparency) and F1 (two-way simultaneous transmission with embedded responses) of ANSI x3.28 specification. There are two categories of DF1 protocol:
* DF1 half-duplex protocol (master-slave communication)
* DF1 full-duplex protocol (peer-to-peer communication)
The driver can be configured to be client/server using a serial RS-232 or RS-485 trunk.
Devices Tested: * SLC 5/01 * SLC 5/02 * SLC 5/03 * SLC 5/04 * PLC 3 * PLC 5
|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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