BACnet/IP to MS/TP Router

B6000


Collections: BACnet

Category: B6000, BACnet, BACnet router, MS/TP, RS-485

Type: BACnet


  • B6000 connection diagram

    You can also order an Module version of this product here.

    The Cimetrics B6000 is a BACnet/IP to BACnet/MSTP Router. It helps route communications between BACnet/IP and BACnet/MSTP local area networks. This allows BACnet/IP devices to communicate with BACnet devices on a BACnet/MSTP network. The Ethernet connection conforms to the BACnet/IP standard which is complemented by many network friendly features such as DHCP and password protected browser based setup screens.  This device requires no mapping because ALL data on the one side (for example, the BACnet/IP side) is transparently passed to the other side (BACnet MS/TP) and vice versa. Configuration is easy and the hardware has been designed to professional electrical standards.

    The B6000 has termination jumpers on the inside of the unit to provide for flexible bias and termination settings.

    Features

    • Connects BACnet/IP and MS/TP networks
    • BACnet code developed by the creators of the leading 3rd party BACnet OEM stack (BACstac)
    • Professional electrical construction in a rugged metal housing
    • Provides data and power indication
    • Supports Foreign Device option to facilitate communications between BACnet/IP devices on networks with different IP Subnets.
    • Implements screw terminal connections
  • Power:

    • Adaptor Input Power 100-240VAC @ 10W, 50/60 Hz
    • Operating temperatures: 0 to 40º C
    • Storage temperature: -20º to 80º C
    • Relative Humidity: 0-90% @ 40º C non condensing
    • Dimensions: 105 x 127 x 26 mm (4.0 x 5.0 x 1.0 inches)
    • Physical protection: IP30 DIN EN 60529 (VDE 0470) (no entry of 2.5mm probe, NOT ºwaterproof)
    • System LED: power as labelled  ON=OK


    Ethernet:

    IEEE 802.3 10/100 Mbps
    10BaseT, 100BaseT, RJ45 connectors
    Half/Full duplex
    100m (max) CAT5 cable length.
    LEDs: link and activity as labelled.

    MS/TP:

    ANSI/ASHRAE 135 (ISO 16484-5)
    9600, 19200, 28800, 38400, 57600, 76800, 115200 bps data rate
    EIA-485 twisted pair bus physical layer 1200m (abs max) cable length (better rule of thumb: nodes x length in km x speed in kbaud x number of bias, termination flaws should not exceed 30)
    LEDs: activity

    Options:

    International power supply.
    DIN rail mounting kit.
    Rack mounting kit.
    External network surge protector.

  • Connect BACnet MS/TP devices to the central IP Network

    B6000 network diagramThe Cimetrics B6000 is a BACnet/IP to BACnet/MSTP Router. It helps route communications between BACnet/IP andBACnet/MSTP local area networks. This allows BACnet/IP devices to communicate with BACnet devices on a BACnet/MSTPnetwork.


    Diagnose BACnet MS/TP communications using an Ethernet based Protocol Analyzer 

    The B6000 can be used along with the Cimetrics BAS-o-matic Protocol Analyzer to capture, decode and analyze communications on a BACnet/MSTP network. This is very useful for troubleshooting.

Product Q&A

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Q: How do I use the U+4 with a BACnet client?

A: The U+4 hardware is an intelligent USB to fieldbus interface. This allows you to use your PC's USB port to connect to an MSTP (RS485) network. The U+4 (along with a BACnet client like the Cimetrics BACnet Explorer) can now communicate with a BACnet/MSTP network to write and read values.

The following needs to be done for a connection;

- In your LAN properties, select your NIC interface and get into Properties | uncheck the Cimetrics BACstac protocol

- Install the driver for the U+4 on your PC

- Plug the device into your PC (In the USB port).Once the U+4 is plugged into the PC in the USB slot, this will add an extra Local Area Connection in your Network Places that corresponds to the U+4. In order to configure settings, you would need to select this Local Area Connection.

Once you are in the Local Area Connection, RT Click | Properties |Configure | Advanced, you will see all the options given below. Please configure according to your use.


Card Speed:

Select needed Baud rate(in the range from 1200 to 115200 bps) from the list

Filter:

-"Directed BACnet NPDU only" - to receive only directed or Broadcast NPDU. (accepted by any BACstac version). MS/TP information is absent.

Node Address:

Set address of this node in the range [0-254]. IMPORTANT Note: Master node must be in the range [0-Max_master]

Node Type:

Select "Master Node".

Master Mode takes part in token passing and is needed for the BACstac. In this mode, you would be able to completely discover the MS/TP network by using the BACnet Explorer.


Max_info_frames[1-10]:

Leave at default settings.

Max_master[1-127]:

Leave this at the default settings.


Once the above settings are done, you should be able to start the BACnet Explorer and discover devices from a BACnet/MSTP network.

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Q: How does the U+4 Field interface get its power?

A: The U+4 Device draws its power from the USB cable and hence will not require any other power source.

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Q: How do I use the U+4 with the BAS-o-Matic to sniff a network?

A: The U+4 hardware is an intelligent USB to fieldbus interface. This allows you to use your PC's USB port to connect to an MSTP (RS485) network for sniffing the MSTP Network. This sniffing can be done with the help of the Cimetrics Sniffing software called as the BAS-o-Matic.

The following needs to be done for a connection;

  • Install the driver for the U+4 on your PC
  • Plug the device into your PC (In the USB port).Once the U+4 is plugged into the PC in the USB slot, this will add an extra Local Area Connection in your Network Places that corresponds to the U+4. In order to configure settings, you would need to select this Local Area Connection.
Once you are in the Local Area Connection, RT Click | Properties |Configure | Advanced, you will see all the options given below. Please configure according to your use.

Card Speed:

Select needed Baud rate(in the range from 1200 to 115200 bps) from the list

Filter:

Use the filter option to select what kind of packets you want to capture or receive:
  • "All" - to receive all packets (including all types of MS/TP frames and error notifications)
  • "All BACnet data" - to receive all MS/TP frames transporting BACnet NPDU.
  • "Directed BACnet data" - to receive MS/TP frames with BACnet NPDU, destined only to our Node Address and Broadcasts.
  • "Directed BACnet NPDU only" - to receive only directed or Broadcast NPDU. (accepted by any BACstac version). MS/TP information is absent.
Node Address:

Set address of this node in the range [0-254]. IMPORTANT Note: Master node must be in the range [0-Max_master]

Node Type:

Select "Monitor Node". The "Monitor" mode can be used for Bas-o-matic only. This mode would be used if you are using the fieldbus interface purely for sniffing purposes only.


Max_info_frames[1-10]:

Leave at default settings.

Max_master[1-127]:

Leave this at the default settings.


Once the above settings are done, you should be able to start the BAS-o-Matic and start capturing communications from a BACnet/MSTP network.


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