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System Architecture

Date Last Saved: 7/12/2005 3:17:46 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
A deticated operator workstation is available with the use of a M202 connected to the M2 system network.
"Thin" Client Browser PC using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator
"Thick" Client Browser An operator workstation using ICMS software.
Product Application(s): N.A.
Handheld Interface Devices (HID)
PDA-Based N.A.
Proprietary DU-1 hand held device is locally connected to controllers through an RJ-11 connector
Local Display Panel (LDP) N.A.
Zone Based Interfaces (ZBI)
Thermostat with communication port to access local controller/network DU-1 Wall stat is used for local access to the controller netowork.
Other thermostat types available (without communication ports)
Interface to BAS Networks The M2 system uses the i3 controller to interface with the Internet/IT network.
Compatible with the building's IT network? N.A.
Protocol(s) N.A.
Cabling and Speeds N.A.
Expansion Capability N.A.
Additional Information
Peer-to-Peer or Polling? Peer to Peer
Protocol(s) Information not provided
Cabling and Speeds 3 wire @ up to 57 Kbps
Expansion Capability Up to 1000 secondary controllers
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) M202
Application Communication Interface
Classification Router
between
Operator workstations
and
M2 system network
Additional Information
Model (Device) Application
Model (Device) i3
Application Supervisory Interface
Classification Gateway
between
Internet/IT Network
and
M2 system network
Additional Information