Barrington LanStar & MicroStar Solutions


  • Does your site have Barrington LanStars and MicroStars?
  • Do you need remote monitoring and control?
  • Do you need to integrate the legacy Barrington system into your new BMS systems?
  • Can't afford to rip it all out and start again?
  • Need cost effective and proven solutions?


Chipkin Automation Systems Inc (Chipkin) have solutions for you. Three solutions in fact. These allow remote monitoring and control by exposing the Barrington data using the protocol of your choice such as Modbus, BACnet, Rockwell, XML, Web and dozens more.
By talking directly to the LanStar we can read and write points in the MicroStar’s (including Set Points and virtual DO’s associated with a MicroStar). This communication does not interfere with any existing connections to the LanStar as it has 4x ports for connections of this type. Thus you can retain any Scada or Software already talking to the LanStar. One gateway can talk to one LanStar and all its MicroStar’s. These systems have been well tested at a major computer chip manufacturing facility located in California.
Choose the solution above if you want to retain the LanStar because you don’t want to re-write the logic and scheduling programmed into the LanStar. If you don’t need to retain the LanStar OR if your LanStar has failed then Chipkin have a solution that can talk directly to the MicroStar’s. One gateway can connect to one / two trunks of MicroStar’s and read/write data. This solution allows you to read write the ai,ao,bi,bo and counter data.
Finally, what happens if you have a system with LanStar’s and you cannot ‘interfere’ with the system. Chipkin have a snoop solution. We connect to the trunk that connects the LanStar’s to the MicroStar’s and listen. We never transmit. Thus we do not interfere with the communications in any way – adding no load to the bandwidth. Since the LanStar continuously reads data from each MicroStar, our gateway will see all the data from each MicroStar on a regular basis. This data can be mapped onto other protocols so you can use it to animate graphics, keep logs and trends and monitor the MicroStar data.

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