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System Architecture

Date Last Saved: 4/27/2004 9:45:49 AM

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
TALON Workstation
"Thin" Client Browser Web Browser
"Thick" Client Browser TALON Workstation
Product Application(s): N.A.
Handheld Interface Devices (HID)
PDA-Based Any web-enabled wireless device, cell phone, pager, etc.
Proprietary Information not provided
Local Display Panel (LDP) Information not provided
Zone Based Interfaces (ZBI)
Thermostat with communication port to access local controller/network Information not provided
Other thermostat types available (without communication ports)
Interface to BAS Networks Ethernet, TCP/IP BACnet, HTTP, XML
Compatible with the building's IT network? No
Protocol(s) LonTalk
Cabling and Speeds 78.8K bps
Expansion Capability Information not provided
Additional Information
Peer-to-Peer or Polling? N.A.
Protocol(s) N.A.
Cabling and Speeds N.A.
Expansion Capability N.A.
Additional Information N.A.
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) Talon Network Manager
Application The TALON Network Manager communicates via Ethernet, Internet/Intranet, or modem. Functions may be monitored and controlled directly from a TALON Workstation or from any standard Web browser interface. The TALON Network Manager applications are created and updated with the Talon Workstation engineering tool.
Ethernet, TCP/IP BACnet, HTTP, XML
Additional Information