Multiport Gateway (Serial-Ethernet-LonWorks)
This protocol translator/gateway provides a wealth of features to enable data transfer between different devices and networks utilizing serial, Ethernet or LonWorks ports. The extensive library of FieldServer drivers provides easy interoperability with devices and networks used in building automation, HVAC, fire and process control industries.
The FS-B3510 is one of the FS-X30 Series FieldServers designed to meet the needs of system integrators in designing a complete interoperable system. The FS-B30 Series brings together the powerful FieldServer driver library with state-of-the-art gateway design. This FieldServer includes four serial connections (two RS-232, two RS-485), two Ethernet ports, and a LonWorks port. The multiport design allows for serial-to-serial interfaces or interface from mulitple serial products to an Ethernet or LonWorks network. The two Ethernet ports enable the integrator to connect a PC to download configuration changes without disturbing the system connections and without the additional cost of an external hub.
The Metasys® N21 by Johnson Controls network supports communications with a diverse range of devices. Many N2 compatible devices use their own version of the protocol and care must be taken to ensure that the device of interest is covered by the FieldServer implementation.
At present the FieldServer Metasys® N2 driver will support communications with the following devices or classes of devices when acting as a Client:
- N2Open-compliant devices. N2Open is a published N2-compatible protocol enabling 3rd party device vendors to integrate with N2.
- VMA 1400 series (with restrictions)
- DX9100 and XT9100
When acting as a Server the FieldServer Metasys® N2 driver can emulate an N2Open device only.
Notifier ONYX NFS-640 (NFS-640, NFS2-640 and NFS-320)
The NFS-640 Serial driver allows the FieldServer to record data from Notifier Onyx Series NFS-640, NFS2-640 and NFS-320 Fire Panels over RS-232. The FieldServer primarily acts as a Passive Client receiving unsolicited messages and updating the status of a Notifier Fire Alarm Panel.
The main purpose of this driver is to record the status of Fire Alarm System detectors and modules in a bit oriented Data Array. It is limited by the information that the Notifier Panel broadcasts in the form of text messages through its RS-232 communication port. The accuracy and timeliness of the data is therefore limited by the frequency of update messages that the Notifier Fire Panel issues.
The types of Notifier messages supported by this driver are summarized in Appendix C.1 of the manual. A detailed table showing each type of panel message the FieldServer recognizes and the effect that it has on the status of points in the data array is presented in Appendix C.2 of the manual. The device status to the data array mapping is also provided in Appendix C.2 of the manual.
It is possible to connect through the CRT Port., however the use of this port restricts the use of Notifier Networking, thus a fire panel connected to a Noti-Fire-Net will not be supported. If the CRT port is used, the FieldServer can actively request the status of all points, devices and zones on a periodic basis. This status request is configurable from 5minutes with no upper bounds. Note that communication through this port does not equate to Port Supervision. Refer to Appendix A.1 of the Manual.
The panel must output messages in English. For Notifier 640 Onyx firmware with Spanish firmware (as sold in
Mexico and other Central and South American markets) please refer to the fact sheet ‘FST_DFS_Notifier_NFS-640
Multiport Gateway (Serial-Ethernet-LonWorks)
- Ethernet Ports – 2: 100 BaseT RJ45 connector (auto MDIX and sensing) with ESD protection
- Serial Ports – 5: 2 x RJ45 RS-232 galvanically isolated with ESD protection. 2 x RS-485 galvanically isolated with ESD protection. 1 x RJ45 RS-232 system port.
- LonWorks – 1: FTT-10 twisted pair. 1000 Network variable capability. LonWorks service pin
- Auxiliary ports – 2: 2 x USB ports. Expansion: Fieldbus connectors available for selected protocol
- Operating Temperature: 0-60°C (32-140°F)
- Relative Humidity: 10-90% non-condensing
24V AC (+/-10%) or 12-30V DC @ 12W
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.3x5.4x2.0 in.(16.0x13.7x5.0cm)
- Weight: 2.5 lbs (1.5 Kg)
- Input voltage: 24 V DC nominal: 10-30V DC
- Capacity: Base system has 1000 point capability (upgradeable to 10,000 points)
- Mounting Options: Desktop, Wall, Panel Optional: DIN rail
Power, Run, System Error, Configuration Error, and Node Offline
Ethernet connection– Link OK, Tx/Rx communication activity
RS-232/RS-485 – Tx/Rx communication activity
LonWorks - Activity
Communication, Option, Drivers
Memory upgrade for additional data points
Custom Configuration Service
Drivers available for a wide range of Ethernet and social protocols
- CE Marked
- CSA Certified: UL916 Standard and CSA @ 22.2
- DNP 3.0 Tested
- RoHS Compliant
- GOST-R Certified
- FCC: Part 15
- LonMark Certified
- Modbus Tested
- BTL Certified