Simplex 4100 Gateway

Simplex 4100 Gateway

by sales.aus@protoconvert.com

Simplex 4100 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 Simplex 4100, BACnet and Modbus protocols. It is a Bi-directional Converter that can be configured as a Client on Simplex 4100 side and a Server/Client on BACnet / Modbus protocol interface.

When configured as a Simplex 4100 client, the gateway can read data from your Simplex 4100 fire panel and publish it as BACnet / Modbus data. Also, it can write commands sent from the BACnet / Modbus side to the Simplex 4100 fire panel.

When configured as a BACnet / Modbus client, the gateway can read data from your BACnet / Modbus devices and publish it as Simplex 4100 type data. Also, it can write commands sent from the Simplex 4100 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 Simplex 4100 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 Simplex 4100 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 Simplex 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:

Simpelx 4100 to Modbus TCP Datasheet

Simplex 4100 to BACnet IP Datasheet

Simplex 4100 to BACnet MSTP Datasheet

Simplex 4100 to Modbus RTU Datasheet

Scenarios:

Scenario 1

  • On a site you have several Schneider Ion energy meters that can provide data output on Simplex 4100.
  • 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 Simplex 4100 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 Simplex 4100 and vice versa.

ProtoConvert’s Simplex 4100 to BACnet / Modbus Converter will be an excellent solution for this requirement. The gateway reads data from the Energy meters on Simplex 4100. It caches this data internally and then provides it on BACnet / Modbus when requested from the Building Management System.

Scenario 2

  • Simplex 4100 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 Simplex 4100 that needs the temperature data from thermostat on BACnet / Modbus.
  • Since the thermostats provide data output on BACnet / Modbus and the PLC understands only Simplex 4100 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 Simplex 4100 and vice versa.

ProtoConvert’s Simplex 4100 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 Simplex 4100 when requested from the PLC.