Connect BACnet/IP Server Devices to a Modbus TCP/IP Client
The 460MSBC moves data between a network of up to 32 BACnet/IP Server devices and a Modbus TCP/IP Client. It’s a perfect tool to get your Modbus TCP/IP data tied in with your BACnet/IP devices.
How Do I Use the 460MSBC in My Application?
For most applications the mapping is very straight forward. Modbus register data is mapped to BACnet analog objects and Modbus coil data is mapped to binary objects in BACnet. 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 460MSBC provides an option to access BACnet/IP Server data on your Modbus TCP/IP Client. 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. Try the RTA difference today!
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Modbus TCP/IP Server Features
Modbus Operation Modes
Modbus TCP/IP Server
Function Codes Supported
1,2,3,4,5,6, 7,15 & 16
Byte and Word Swapping
Maximum Modbus TCP/IP Client Connections
Contiguous Data Areas
200 Total - 100 reads & 100 writes
Data Area Limits
500 Contiguous Coils or 500 Contiguous Registers
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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