Fike Cheetah Gateway

Fike Cheetah Gateway

by sales.aus@protoconvert.com

Fike Cheetah to BACnet / Modbus  is highly powerful, superior, completely configurable and productive Building & Industrial Automation gateway for integrators to effortlessly interface devices to networks in commercial buildings and industrial plants.

This Gateway model supports Fike Cheetah, BACnet and Modbus protocols. It is a Bi-directional Converter that can be configured as a Client on Fike Cheetah side and a Server/Client on BACnet / Modbus protocol interface.

When configured as a Fike Cheetah client, the gateway can read data from your Fike Cheetah fire panel and publish it as BACnet / Modbus data. Also, it can write commands sent from the BACnet / Modbus side to the Fike Cheetah fire panel.

When configured as a BACnet / Modbus client, the gateway can read data from your BACnet / Modbus devices and publish it as Fike Cheetah type data. Also, it can write commands sent from the Fike Cheetah side to the BACnet / Modbus devices.

The gateway can be configured to behave as a server on BACnet / Modbus interfaces. This mode is useful when data exchange is required between a Fike Cheetah client (for eg. SCADA) and a BACnet / Modbus client
(for eg. a Building Management System).

The gateway can be configured to behave as a client on both Fike Cheetah and BACnet / Modbus interfaces.

These gateways have benefitted system integrators worldwide with its powerful line of gateways. Additionally, this gateway runs the same protocol conversion software on a productive and cost efficient platform backed by the experience, engineering expertise and technically proven support that integrators have come to expect from Fike Cheetah to BACnet / Modbus Converter.

Specifications:

  • Power Requirements for this gateway is 9-30 VDC or 12-24 VAC. Current Draw @ 12V about 250Ma.
  • This gateway allows to read and write the data upto 1000 data points.
  • Physical Dimension of this gateway is 4.5×2.9×1.6 Inches (HxWxD) and it weighs upto 0.2Kg.
  • This gateway supports 2 x RS-485 Ports and 1 x Ethernet Port.

Please download the datasheets from the links mentioned below:

Fike Cheetah to Modbus RTU Datasheet

Fike Cheetah to Modbus TCP Datasheet

Fike Cheetah to BACnet MSTP Datasheet

Fike Cheetah to BACnet IP Datasheet

Scenarios

Scenario 1

  • On a site you have several Schneider Ion energy meters that can provide data output on Fike Cheetah.
  • The site has a building management system on BACnet /Modbus that needs the energy data from the Schneider ion meters.
  • Since the Schneider ion meters provide data output on Fike Cheetah and the building management system understands BACnet / Modbus, a direct data exchange is not possible.

Solution:

The devices cannot directly communicate with each other as they are not on the same protocol. You need something that will convert data from BACnet / Modbus to Fike Cheetah and vice versa.

ProtoConvert’s  Fike Cheetah to BACnet / Modbus Converter will be an excellent solution for this requirement. The gateway reads data from the Energy meters on Fike Cheetah. It caches this data internally and then provides it on BACnet / Modbus when requested from the Building Management System.

 

Scenario 2

  • Fike Cheetah needs to read data from BACnet / Modbus based Thermostats.
  • On the other site we have Thermostats that can provide data output on BACnet / Modbus.
  • The site has a PLC on Fike Cheetah that needs the temperature data from thermostat on BACnet / Modbus.
  • Since the thermostats provide data output on BACnet / Modbus and the PLC understands only Fike Cheetah and direct exchange is not possible.

Solution:

The devices cannot directly communicate with each other as they are not on the same protocol. You need something that will convert data from BACnet / Modbus to Fike Cheetah and vice versa.

ProtoConvert’s  Fike Cheetah to BACnet / Modbus Converter will be an excellent solution for this requirement. The gateway reads data from the Thermostats on BACnet / Modbus. It caches this data internally and then provides it on Fike Cheetah when requested from the PLC.