GE TLC Lighting to BACnet MSTP QuickServer Gateway

The GE TLC Lighting to BACnet MS/TP Gateway is a protocol converter. It allows GE TLC devices to connect with devices on a BACnet MS/TP network.
Every QuickServer includes browser-based tools for quick set-up and to perform diagnostics including determination of status, network settings, node information, map descriptors and more.
The premium Dual QuickServer, FS-QS-3X10 series, comes equipped with dual Ethernet ports with increased security and Power.
This serial driver allows connectivity to a GE-TLC network by providing data transfer to the RLINK device. The RLINK device is provided by GE Lighting Controls as a gateway between its proprietary network and building automation networks.
The BACnet/IP driver enables the FieldServer to facilitate data exchange with devices over Ethernet using the BACnet/IP protocol.
SKU:
CAS-QS-3020-3013 (250 points),CAS-QS-3120-3013 (500 points),CAS-QS-3220-3013 (1000 points),CAS-QS-3320-3013 (3000 points),CAS-QS-3420-3013 (5000 points),CAS-QS-3520-3013 (10000 points);
CAS-QS-2020-3013 (250 points),CAS-QS-2120-3013 (1000 points),CAS-QS-2220-3013 (500 points),CAS-QS-2320-3013 (3000 points),CAS-QS-2420-3013 (5000 points);
CAS-QS-1020-3013 (250 points),CAS-QS-1220-3013 (500 points),CAS-QS-1320-3013 (3000 points),CAS-QS-1420-3013 (5000 points);

Quickserver Gateway (Serial-Ethernet)

The 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 (Serial-Ethernet) is available in two series:

The QuickServer FS-QS-2X10 series is available at four different point capacities. Each QuickServer is preloaded with two drivers (serial and/or Ethernet) from a customer’s choice of 140 different drivers, E.G. Modbus, BACnet, SNMP, EtherNet/IP and many more.

The FS-QS-2010 with 2 RS485 and 1 ethernet port can support up to 250 points. The FS-QS-2210 can support up to 500 points. The FS-QS-2310 can support up to 3,000 points. The FS-QS-2410 can support up to 5,000 points.

Equivalently the FS-QS-2020 with 1 RS485, 1 RS232 and 1 ethernet port can support up to 250 points. The FS-QS-2220 can support up to 500 points. The FS-QS-2320 can support up to 3,000 points. The FS-QS-2420 can support up to 5,000 points.

Every 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.

BTL Mark is registered to the MSA BACnet Driver for MSA QuickServer line of products

BACnet IP

The BACnet/IP driver allows the FieldServer to transfer data to and from devices over Ethernet using BACnet/IP protocol. The FieldServer can emulate either a Server or Client.

All information in a BACnet system is represented in terms of objects. The Object_Identifier is a 32-bit code that identifies the type of Object (also identified by the Object_Type Property) and its "Instance" number, which together uniquely identify the Object within its BACnet device. Theoretically, a BACnet device could have over four million Objects of a particular type. The Object_Name is a text string, which has a unique capability.

BACnet devices may broadcast queries for devices that contain Objects with a specific Object_Name. This can greatly simplify project setup.

Every BACnet device must have a Device Object, which provides details about the device and its functionalities to other networked devices. Before engaging in control communications, a BACnet device must acquire pertinent information from the Device Object of the target device. Unlike other Objects, the Instance number of the Device Object must be unique across the entire BACnet internetwork, serving as the device's distinct identifier. This uniqueness facilitates easy identification of the BACnet device during installation and operation.

Standard object types are used to hold real time data and other information. Each Object Type is referenced by a number, for example 0 represents an Analog Input. See Appendix D.1 for abbreviation list.

Each Object consists of a number of prescribed properties, the main property being the Present_Value. Objects are monitored and controlled through their properties.

Dual Ethernet Port Quickserver Gateway (Serial-Ethernet)

The Dual port QuickServer takes the QuickServers to the next level with Security and Power. With two Ethernet ports, the Dual port QuickServer allows data to move seamlessly across disparate subnets, using a dedicated port for Cloud connectivity. This port isolation allows for enhanced LAN security from the BMS/WAN/Cloud. An embedded OpenVPN Server enables secure remote access to Ethernet devices in the field.

The QuickServer FS-QS-3X10-F series is available at four different point capacities. Each QuickServer is preloaded with 140 different drivers, such as Modbus, BACnet, SNMP, EtherNet/IP and many more. See page 3 for the complete list. The FS-QS-3010-F can support up to 250 points. The FS-QS-3110-F can support up to 500 points. The FS-QS-3210-F can support up to 1,000 points. The FS-QS-3310-F can support up to 3,000 points. The FS-QS-3410-F can support up to 5,000 points. The FS-QS-3510-Fire can support up to 10,000 points.


GE TLC

This serial driver allows connectivity to a GE-TLC network by providing data transfer to the RLINK device. The RLINK device is provided by GE Lighting Controls as a gateway between its proprietary network and building automation networks. Thus to provide data transfer between a 3rd party protocol such as BACnet, it is necessary to connect the BACnet network to the RLINK by means of a FieldServer.

The driver may be configured as a client or server. The Client functionality is fully documented and supported. The FieldServer cannot be used as a substitute for the RLINK device – for this reason the server side functionality is not documented. If you are interested using the server side please contact the sales group.

As a client the driver is capable of:

  • polling for status data, sending commands to operate the relays
  • sending commands as if a PSS switch had been operated
  • receiving unsolicited status messages from the TLC network. 

The driver can be configured as an adapter – a device which reads a predefined data set and automatically make its available as a set of BACnet data objects.

The driver can support a simultaneous connection for a PC running TLC configuration software. 

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Specifications

Dual Ethernet Port Quickserver Gateway (Serial-Ethernet)
FS-QS-3XX0, FS-QS-2XX0

Environment

  • Operating Temperature: -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 10-95% RH non-condensing

Power Requirements

  • Input: 24VAC 0.125A, 9-30VDC 0.25A @12 VDC
  • Max Power: 3W

Physical Dimensions

  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 4 x 1.1 x 2.7 in (10.16 x 2.8 x 6.8cm)
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs (0.2 Kg)

Other

Web configuration
On-board diagnostics
DIN rail mount included

Communication

FS-QS-3XX0

  • Baud: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 76800, 115000
  • Serial (Galvanic Isolation): 1 x RS-485/RS-232 & 1 x RS-485
  • Ethernet: 2 x 10/100BaseT, MDIX, DHCP for Dual, 1 x for Single

Approvals

  • CE and FCC Class B & C Part 15
  • BTL Marked
  • UL 60950-1 and CAN/CSA C22 2
  • IC Canada & KC Certification
  • RoHS3 and WEEE complaint

QuickServer Certifications

Block Diagrams

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Resources

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