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December 2019 - Chipkin Quarterly Newsletter

 Featured Content $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway Understanding the Capabilities and Limitations of the I/NET…
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Case Studies

Chipkin regularly works on challenging and innovative projects in the Data communication world. This has allowed us to gain a wide range of knowledge which has made us an invaluable asset to the industry. See below for a list of Projects we have completed to help our everyday clients. Irr…
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How Many Devices Should I Put on an RS485 Trunk?

Introduction At Chipkin, we get questions like these all the time. The answer almost always contains the words "it depends". In this article, we will explore the different variables we've encountered to help you make the right decision for your network. "I have 300 energy meters -…
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Barrington MicroSTAR and LanSTAR Systems Integration

Intro to Barrington MicroSTAR/LanSTAR Systems Integration Barrington Systems was a company that created the LanStar and MicroSTAR control units. The company closed down in 2007 and ceased all support operations.  If you have a Barrington system that needs integration or monitoring, Chipkin has solutions for you. These solutions a…
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SBT FSI Siemens Fire Alarm Systems Integration

Intro to SBT FSI Siemens Fire Alarm Systems Integration The SBT FSI (Siemens Building Technologies – Foreign Systems Interface) Driver is used to communicate with most Siemens Fire Alarm Systems. The driver can be used to poll a Siemens Fire Safety MXL or XLS system or to emulate a Siemens Fire Safety MXL or XLS system with attached m…
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Allen Bradley DF1

Intro to DF1 The Allen-Bradley DF1 Driver is used to communicated with most Allen Bradley RS232 interface modules manufactured by Rockwell Automation. It is an asynchronous byte-oriented protocol that provides a reliable way to connect Allen-Bradley DF1 devices to client applications; including HMI, SCADA, Historian, MES, ERP, and cou…
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Simplex 4100

Intro to Simplex 4100 Computer Port Protocol SimplexGrinnell, a subsidiary of Tyco International, is a company specialized in active fire protection systems, communication systems and testing, inspection and maintenance services. In 2016, Johnson Controls and Tyco completed a Merger and subsequently, JCI announced that the SimplexGrin…
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SNMP Std

Intro to SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet Standard protocol for collecting and organizing information about managed devices on IP networks and for modifying that information to change device behavior. Devices that typically support SNMP Std include cable modems, routers, switches, servers, workstations, pr…
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