Instant Multiprotocol Deployment for OEM
ProtoNode OEM Protocol Gateway is an external, high-performance, low-cost building automation and industrial control protocol gateway for OEMs that provides manufacturers instant multi-protocol deployment of field protocol, quickly and easily enabling new or legacy devices to interface with other protocols. As a fully enclosed gateway module, ProtoNode provides ProtoCessor power without the OEM redesigning their device. The extensive FieldServer driver library, coupled with FieldServer experience in protocol translation gateways provides the OEM customer with confidence that their products will meet the foreign networks requirements for interoperability.
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FieldServer Technologies pre-programs the ProtoNode solution to provide a virtual plug-and-play, easy, complete protocol package for the OEM including: BACnet MS/TP, BACnet/IP, Metasys N2 by JCI, Modbus TCP, Allen Bradley EtherNet/IP, LonWorks and many others. There are no configuration files to download in the field and all configurations are available to the user/installer simply by selecting the proper DIP switches. ProtoNode OEM users have access to the extensive FieldServer driver library.
ProtoNode is the instant answer to a manufacturer’s needs to meet customer demands. As an example, a manufacturer might have five different devices, each requiring a variety of protocols to meet their customer’s interoperability needs. They desire a single source solution, with multiprotocol, multi-configuration capability, and they need it now! A single ProtoNode Solution can be provided by FieldServer Technologies that has all pretested configuration choices preloaded. Up to 70 different pretested configurations with multiple protocol choices, selectable by DIP switches, can be stored on a single ProtoCarrier solution. A key benefit for the OEM is minimal engineering costs, minimized stocking costs and simplified training and start-up operations!
ProtoNode RER protocol gateway includes two serial ports (one is RS-485, other can be RS-232 or RS-422) and one Ethernet port and can be programmed in the field or pre-programmed in the factory. The ProtoNode RER is BACnet BTL Marked (B-ASC).
ProtoNode LER protocol gateway includes a LonWorks port in addition to the RS-485 and Ethernet ports. ProtoNode LER is LonMark Certified.
- Designed to be full featured, field programmable, and with multiple protocol support for any protocol translation between Serial, Ethernet, or LonWorks environments.
- Multiple hardware solutions available interfacing with RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, Ethernet or LonWorks.
- Serial or Ethernet versions support a total of 2400 Host and Field Protocol memory points.
- LonWorks versions support a total of 1500 Host and Field Protocol memory points.
- BACnet COV support provides fast data communication while reducing the traffic over a BACnet network.
- Supports virtual nodes allowing multiple OEM controllers to connect to a single ProtoNode and seen as separate controllers on the various field networks.
- Easily supports OEM’s custom proprietary host serial or Ethernet protocols.
- Multi-Client and Multi-Server support ensures interoperability between any Industrial and or Building Automation protocols.
- BTL Marked and LonMark Certified
|OEM's Host Serial Protocols||Field Protocols||Field Protocols|
|BACnet MS/TP||Allen Bradley DF1||LonWorks|
|DF1||BACnet MS/TP||Metasys N2 by JCI|
|DNP3||BACnet PTP||Modbus ASCII|
|Metasys N2 by JCI||DNP3 Serial or Ethernet||Modbus TCP|
|Your own custom Serial Driver*||JBus||And many more|
Choose any of the protocols in the first column to act as the interface between the Host System and the ProtoCessor. Then choose a protocol in the the next columns to be supported by your equipment.
For non-OEM applications please check out the full line of protocol gateways at FieldServer Technologies.
*Small NRE to port custom host protocol to the ProtoCessor Full Function and Application Specific Families
ProtoNode's Configuration Auto-Selector is a feature not found on other products. This feature makes it easy for OEMs to select specific protocols and configurations for their applications while stocking and supplying a single component. With Configuration Auto-Selector the manufacturer can pre-load multiple predefined configurations and multiple protocols and then, using DIP switches or even a register on the OEM unit to select the proper configuration for their customer's specific needs. For further information, select the Configuration Auto-Selector to the right.
LonWorks is a registered trademark of Echelon Corporation
BACnet is a registered trademark of ASHRAE
Metasys is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls