Get Ethernet TCP/IP Data Into Your BACnet/IP Server Devices
The 460BCTCP moves data between up to 10 Ethernet TCP/IP devices and up to 32 BACnet/IP Server devices. It’s a perfect tool to tie Ethernet TCP/IP devices into your BACnet/IP Building Automation System.
How Do I Use the 460BCTCP in My Application?
For most applications the mapping is very straight forward. Ethernet TCP/IP packets are mapped to BACnet objects in the BACnet/IP Servers. BACnet/IP data is mapped directly to your Ethernet TCP/IP devices. The only additional piece required for BACnet is adding meta data which is nothing more than an ASCII description of each object. No other deep understanding of either protocol is required to configure the gateway.
It really is that simple.
Why use Real Time Automation as a Gateway Supplier?
The 460BCTCP provides an option to access BACnet/IP Server devices without having to upgrade your established Ethernet TCP/IP system. While there are certainly a number of other companies offering stand alone gateways, there is no one who provides the level of support and service that you receive from RTA.
When you call, a live person answers the phone. When you talk with sales, you will get honest answers and recommendations even if that means recommending someone else’s solution. When you get support, it is from an engineer who had a hand in the product’s development, and support doesn’t require a ticket or 24 hour wait. We are unashamed of the fact that we are a smaller company because that means you mean a lot more to us.
Ethernet TCP/IP Device Features
Client or Server
Maximum Number of Devices Supported
Maximum Number of Characters Transferred
Incoming Delimiters automatically removed; Outgoing Delimiters automatically added
Parse String of ASCII Data in up to 50 Segments by Delimiter or Offset
Concatenate up to 50 segments/strings of ASCII data with optional delimiter
BACnet/IP Client Features
BACnet/IP Operation Modes
Supported Object Types
Device, BI/BO/BV, AI/AO/AV, MI/MO/MV, Character String Value
Supported Service Codes
Read Property-A, Read Property Multiple-A, Write Property-A, Write Property Multiple-A, Device Dynamic Binding-A
Number Read/Write Scan Lines per Device
200 Total - 100 reads and 100 writes
Scan Line Support
Up to 128 Objects
You can configure up to 9 different users access to diagnostic and configuration screens.
Set <, <=, >=, >, ==, !=, and Change-of-State rules on any data moving through the gateway. If alarm rule is triggered an email notification can be sent.
Allows for data manipulation during protocol translation. Scaling and other data format changes can occur in the gateway.
Status and Counters
Protocol specific status, counters and error messages are accessible within the gateways diagnostics page. They can also be delivered to a connected device.
Diagnostic Logging Page
Allows users to see and log start up sequences, protocol specific messages & error messages.
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