Connecting BACnet to DeviceNet

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 DeviceNet 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 DeviceNet 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 DeviceNet data.

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BACnet MSTP

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

DeviceNet

The FieldServer DeviceNet Master X30 Adapter driver can be used to emulate a single Master Scanner station on a DeviceNet network. The DeviceNet adapter is implemented as an ODVA profile 12 communications adapter. Standard DeviceNet baud rates of 125K, 250K and 500kbit/s are supported. DeviceNet Master Scanner can open an I/O connection of up to 512 Bytes in each direction to the DeviceNet Slaves,


The FieldServer DeviceNet Slave X30 Adapter driver can be used to emulate a single slave station on a DeviceNet network. The DeviceNet adapter is implemented as an ODVA profile 12 communications adapter and acts as a group 2 only server on the DeviceNet Network. Standard DeviceNet baud rates of 125K, 250K and 500kbit/s are supported. DeviceNet masters/scanners can open an I/O connection of up to 512 Bytes in each direction to the FieldServer


DeviceNet is a communication protocol used in the automation industry to interconnect control devices for data exchange. It uses Controller Area Network as the backbone technology and defines an application layer to cover a range of device profiles. Typical applications include information exchange, safety devices, and large I/O control networks.


DeviceNet was originally developed by American company Allen-Bradley (now owned by Rockwell Automation). It is layered on top of the CAN (Controller Area Network) protocol, developed by Bosch. In order to promote the use of DeviceNet worldwide, Rockwell Automation has adopted the "open" concept and decided to share the technology to third party vendors. Hence, it is now managed by the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA), an independent organization located in North America. ODVA maintains specifications of DeviceNet and oversees advances to DeviceNet. In addition, ODVA ensures compliance to DeviceNet standards by providing conformance testing and vendor conformity.


More information, Driver Data Sheet

Range of Conversion Solutions

Depending on project requirements select from units with varying resources. and multi port devices. OEM and embedded solutions too.
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
Lonworks and Fieldbus are options not provided on base models.  

Connection Diagram

BACnet MSTP

FieldServer

DeviceNet

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Configuration and Support

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