Gamewell FCI Gateway

Gamewell FCI Gateway

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Gamewell FCI 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 Gamewell FCI, BACnet and Modbus protocols. It is a Bi-directional Converter that can be configured as a Client on Gamewell FCI side and a Server/Client on BACnet / Modbus protocol interface.

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

When configured as a BACnet / Modbus client, the gateway can read data from your BACnet / Modbus devices and publish it as Gamewell FCI type data. Also, it can write commands sent from the Gamewell FCI 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 Gamewell FCI 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 Gamewell FCI 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 Gamewell FCI 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 below mentioned links:

Gamewell FCI to BACnet IP Datasheet

Gamewell FCI to BACnet MSTP Datasheet

Gamewell FCI to Modbus TCP Datasheet

Gamewell FCI to Modbus RTU Datasheet

Scenarios:

Scenario 1

  • On a site you have several Schneider Ion energy meters that can provide data output on Gamewell FCI.
  • 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 Gamewell FCI 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 Gamewell FCI and vice versa.

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

 

Scenario 2

  • Gamewell FCI PLC 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 Gamewell FCI that needs the temperature data from thermostat on BACnet / Modbus.
  • Since the thermostats provide data output on BACnet / Modbus and the PLC understands only Gamewell FCI 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 Gamewell FCI and vice versa.

ProtoConvert’s Gamewell FCI 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 Gamewell FCI when requested from the PLC.