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Notifier 3030 to Modbus TCP

A FieldServer protocol gateway that provides data exchange between Notifier 3030 and Modbus TCP. The Modbus TCP Driver allow the FieldServer to transfer data to and from devices over Ethernet using Modbus TCP Protocol. The NFS3030 Serial driver al...
SKU:
FS-QS-1220-0414
Max Points
Max Points: 250, 500
Notifier 3030 to Modbus TCP
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Notifier 3030 to Modbus TCP


Quickserver Gateway (Serial-Ethernet)

QuickServer is a high performance, fully configurable, cost effective Building and Industrial Automation gateway for integrators to easily interface devices to networks in commercial buildings and industrial plants.

System integrators world-wide have benefitted from the value of the powerful line of interoperability gateways offered by FieldServer. Now, QuickServer adds to that value by running the same robust FieldServer protocol conversion software on a highly cost effective platform backed by the experience, engineering expertise and proven technical support that integrators have come to expect from FieldServer.

QuickServer is available in two series. The FS-QS-10XX Series is preloaded with two BAS drivers (serial, Ethernet and/or LonWorks) from a choice of Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, BACnet/IP®, BACnet MS/TP, LonWorks®, JCI Metasys® N2 and SNMP. Each QuickServer can handle up to 250 points.

The FS-QS-12XX Series QuickServer is available to use any Serial, Ethernet or LonWorks driver in the extensive FieldServer driver library. The FS-QS-12XX Series can handle up to 500 points and is available with a choice of RS-485, RS-232 or RS- 422 serial ports, KNX or M-Bus, in addition to Ethernet and LonWorks (optional).

Each QuickServer includes browser-based tools to make it easy to set-up QuickServer and perform diagnostics including determination of status, network settings, node information, map descriptors and more. The USB flash drive also includes the Discovery utility to determine what FieldServers are on a network.

Notifier NFS3030

The NFS3030 Serial driver allows the FieldServer to record data from Notifier Onyx Series NFS3030 Fire Panels over RS-232.

The FieldServer acts as a Passive Client receiving messages and recording the status of a Notifier 3030 Fire Alarm Panel. There is no active polling by this driver; the communications are one-way through the panel's printer port.

This driver is not capable of emulating a Notifier NFS3030 panel and the very limited Server functionality has only been implemented to facilitate FieldServer’s Quality Assurance program.

The purpose of this driver is to record the status of Fire Alarm System detectors and Modules in Data Arrays - one Data Array per loop. It is limited by the information that the Notifier NFS3030 unit sends in the form of text messages through its RS-232 printer port. The accuracy and timeliness of the data is therefore limited to the frequency of update messages that the Notifier Fire Panel issues.

Appendix A of the manual lists the Notifier message types supported by this driver and the effect on the status of points in the Data Array. The driver is capable of supporting the panel’s port supervision message if configured to do so.

The panel must output messages in English.

Modbus TCP

The Modbus TCP Driver allows the FieldServer to transfer data to and from devices over Ethernet using Modbus TCP Protocol. The Modbus TCP driver uses port 502. This port is not configurable. The driver was developed for Modbus Application Protocol Specification V1.1a" from Modbus-IDA. The specification can be found at www.modbus.org. The FieldServer can emulate both a Client and a Server simultaneously on the same ethernet port.

The information that follows describes how to expand upon the factory defaults provided in the configuration files included with the FieldServer.

There are various register mapping models being followed by various vendors. To cover all these models FieldServer uses the following three Models

  • Modicon_5digit – Use this format where addresses are defined in 0xxxx, 1xxxx, 3xxxx or 4xxxx format. A maximum of 9999 registers can be mapped of each type. This is FieldServer driver’s default format.
  • ADU –Application Data Unit address. Use this format where addresses of each type are defined in the range 1-65536
  • PDU –Protocol Data unit address. Use this format where addresses of each type are defined in the range 0-65535.

The key difference between ADU and PDU is for example if Address_Type is ADU and address is 1, the driver will poll for register 0. If Address_Type is PDU, the driver will poll for address 1.

Note 1: If vendor document shows addresses in extended Modicon (i.e. 6 digit) format like 4xxxxx then consider these addresses as xxxxx (omit the first digit) and use either ADU or PDU

Note 2: The purpose of providing 3 different ways of addressing the Modbus registers is to allow the user to choose the addressing system most compatible with the address list being used. At the protocol level, the same protocol specification is used for all three with the exception of the limited address range for Modicon_5digit.

Manuals

FS-8704-03_Modbus_TCP
FS-8700-95_Notifier_NFS3030 Driver Manual Rev1.04_2015
QuickServer Start-up Guide

Datasheets

FS-8704-03_Modbus_TCP
FS-8700-95_Notifier_NFS3030 Protocol Data Sheet
QuickServer Data Sheet

Block Diagrams

LP Modbus

Logos

Logo Modbus
Logo Notifier

Useful Links

Gateway Selector

Select your combination of protocols.
Protocol 1
Protocol 2

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