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System Architecture

Date Last Saved: 7/17/2006 9:29:55 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
A dedicated operator workstation is optional. When purchased, Tracker Windows based software can be installed on a PC to be used as a graphical interface. A Tracker workstation allows advanced alarm viewing and routing, report generation, and output binary programming in addition to the functionality available through the local display.
"Thin" Client Browser Information not provided
"Thick" Client Browser The Tracker BMTK panel can be ordered with an internal ethernet card to allow contection to a LAN or WAN. The Tracker BMTK also has a modem that comes standard to enable dial up connection over a standard phone line. This enables remote monitoring of all Tracker BMTK panels that are connected on the network with proper access.
Product Application(s): N.A.
Handheld Interface Devices (HID)
PDA-Based See Local Display Panel below
Proprietary N.A.
Local Display Panel (LDP) Every Tracker BMTK panel comes with a 4" x 5" LCD touch screen display. Basic system set up and programming can be done through the Local Display Panel. The Local Display Panel also allows the user to view, acknowledge and delete alarms, view and change schedules, perform manual overrides and monitor all system points.
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 Tracker BMTK panels communicate to the Tracker PC workstation software via a propriatary implementation of BACnet over IP. The Tracker BMTK panel does not interface to other manufacturer's control systems.
Compatible with the building's IT network? No
Protocol(s) Proprietary LONTalk (Trane Comm 5) from the Tracker BMTK panel to select Trane controllers.
Cabling and Speeds Level 4 LON specified wire.
Expansion Capability Information not provided
Additional Information
Peer-to-Peer or Polling? Polling
Protocol(s) Trane proprietary
Cabling and Speeds Trane specified wire
Expansion Capability Information not provided
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.