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System Architecture

Date Last Saved: 1/26/2004 1:09:06 PM

This section distinguishes between Operator Interfaces and Field Interfaces to the BAS. The Operator Interface refers to the main 'front-end' method for accessing and operating the BAS. The Field Interfaces typically access the BAS from the controller-level and have limited functionality, and may include HID, LDP, and ZBI as described below. This section describes the devices only; OI functionality is generally covered in the Software, while Field Interface functionality is detailed further in the individual Controllers
Operator Interfaces (OI)
Dedicated Operator Workstation (OWS)
Dedicated PC(s) with proprietary workstation software
PC with MS1800 software
"Thin" Client Browser
"Thick" Client Browser
Product Application(s): N.A.
Handheld Interface Devices (HID)
PDA-Based
Proprietary Smart II Plus Service Tool: 7" x 3 1/4" size 2 line x 24 character display Panel mounting capability Connects to controller or network trunk/cable NBRN Hand Tool: For RS controller troubleshooting/servicing
Local Display Panel (LDP) See HID above. Smart II Plus Service Tool has panel mounting capability.
Zone Based Interfaces (ZBI)
Thermostat with communication port to access local controller/network Available. Smart II thermostat w/ service jack
Other thermostat types available (without communication ports)
Interface to BAS Networks Primary network uses IP protocol and is compatible with IT network / Internet
Compatible with the building's IT network? Yes
Protocol(s) Proprietary
Cabling and Speeds UTP @ 38.4 kbps
Expansion Capability Up to 32 NCRS controllers on a LAN
Additional Information Standard NCRS - has 4 secondary network trunks Mini-NCRS - has 2 secondary network trunks One of the NCRS trunks can interface to the Easylink 3rd party interface device 2 operator workstations ports per NCRS
Peer-to-Peer or Polling? Polling
Protocol(s) Proprietary
Cabling and Speeds UTP @ 38.4 kbps
Expansion Capability Standard NCRS - has 4 trunks. Mini-NCRS - has 2 trunks. Each trunk is dedicated (can have any type of controller on a trunk, but cannot mix and match different controller types). Each trunk can accommodate: 40 Smart II, or 16 RS controllers Capacities: Mini-NCRS (max controllers per NCRS): 80 Smart II, or 32 RS Standard NCRS (max controllers per NCRS): 160 Smart II, or 64 RS
Additional Information
Includes a listing of available Gateways, Routers and other devices that provide additional communications flexibility into and out of the BAS. Repeaters, bridges, standard modems and the like are typically not included here. Note: If in use by the BAS, the Internet/building IT Network is extremely open and non-proprietary. If a vendor uses the IT Network, CI devices such as IP routers and hubs can be purchased from third parties.
Model (Device) Application
Model (Device) Easylink
Application Provides for communication with 3rd-party systems
Classification Gateway
between
NCRS (Supervisory Interface)
and
3rd party systems
Additional Information
Model (Device) Application
Model (Device) FS/R
Application File Server/Router enables the connection of multiple NCRS LANs and workstations. Supports up to 12 workstations simultaneously through Ethernet TCP/IP and/or serial port. Supports subsystems including Staefa Phoenix and 3rd party systems. Provides a common drive for information and graphical storage for all connected workstations.
Classification Server Router
between
Operator workstation
and
NCRS (Supervisory Interface)
Additional Information