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System Architecture

Date Last Saved: 5/20/2005 1:41:27 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
P.C. using 963 Supervisor Software .
"Thin" Client Browser Windows 2000 service pack 3 with Internet Explorer 6.0
"Thick" Client Browser N.A.
Product Application(s): N.A.
Handheld Interface Devices (HID)
PDA-Based N.A.
Proprietary N.A.
Local Display Panel (LDP) The SDU Smart Display unit (SDU) provides a user interface to a connected IQ. With SDU's users can view and adjust selected parameters within a controller. The Network Display Panel (NDP) is a self-configuring user interface for devices on the Novar network. Through a supervisory interface the NDP can display views, adjust, or graph device information.
Zone Based Interfaces (ZBI)
Thermostat with communication port to access local controller/network N.A.
Other thermostat types available (without communication ports)
Interface to BAS Networks Eithernet/IP
Compatible with the building's IT network? Information not provided
Protocol(s) Proprietary
Cabling and Speeds 10 BASE-T
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
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) EINC
Application The EINC operates at the internet work level and includes support for wide area networks using modem node enclosure.
Classification Gateway
IQ network
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