Suppose you want to make a mature Modbus device to be BACnet. The device has a clear and static Modbus register map and uses standard Modbus throughout. You mostly want the device to make its data available via BACnet and other web services to clients and participate in the Internet of Things wave.
The device is not completely static. Future revisions are expected and these want to easily integrate into new systems. The device is not solitary. It must function and thrive withing a system of its peers or devices from other vendors.There are different options available.
B613x has all the following concurrently and transparently at run time - probably have to see this to completely absorb the implications:
Features of existing B613x base:
And how would you test BACnet side? There are a couple of generic templates in the B613x kit (even before the template creator) which would allow one to "peek" around a generic Modbus device.
For testing the BACnet side externally you can use BACnet Explorer or BACnet OPC server. Demo versions in each case can be found by going to the Documentation tab (roughly mid page) (usually 20-40 MB).
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