BACnet OPC server

BACnet OPC server
The BACnet protocol is applied in large automation systems of buildings or complexes (shopping centers, business centers, airports, etc.). One of the most important BACnet features is a high degree of versatility and flexibility: the protocol supports a large number of objects and data types, and provides a poll of various physical parameters.

BACnet OPC server  of the InSAT company
BACnet OPC server  of the InSAT company

Description of the BACnet OPC server

BACnet OPC Server of the InSAT company is developed as a plugin for Multi-Protocol MasterOPC Server; this allows OPC clients to get data according the standards OPC DA, OPC HDA or/and OPC UA. The OPC server provides group reading of objects and segmentation, and this makes a poll fast. In addition, the server can be configured for working in various network types.

BACnet MasterOPC Server supports the most common protocol edition, BACnet IP, that operates in TCP/IP networks (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, GPRS). The server supports the standards OPC DA (transfer of current data) and OPC HDA (transfer of archive data), and the modern standard OPC UA.

Main features of the BACnet OPC server:

  • The server supports the most common BACnet objects

  • The server supports segmentation and group reading of variables; this makes a poll fast

  • The server monitors values of variables

  • The server can be configured for working in various network types

  • The server can be connected to several devices simultaneously

  • The server can be connected to several clients simultaneously (both via OPC DA and via OPC UA).

Import of tags

In order to make BACnet complexity imperceptible for user, and make configuring the OPC server automated as much as possible, a special utility of automated import of devices and tags is implemented in the OPC server. The utility allows getting the full set of controller objects, knowing only a BACnet address of that controller. If an address is unknown, it is possible to find all of devices available in network.

Main characteristics of the import utility for the BACnet OPC server:

  • Search for a device by its BACnet or IP address

  • Automatic search for all available devices

  • View of parameters of all devices found

  • Multiple selection of tags and selection of objects and variables of pre-defined types only; both features speed up selection of tags to be imported

  • Detail logging of device search 

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  • A dongle
  • A software key
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A software key is generated for launching the respective OPC server on one computer only. If such a protection mechanism is used, an OPC server cannot be transferred onto other computer. When launching an OPC server for the first time, the code is generated. You should send that code to the sales department. Next, you receive a software key (an unlock code). You should input that key. After that, your OPC server starts, and, in future, never demands that you input the key.
This version has no restrictions on functionality and number of tags during the trial period of 1 month.
A dongle is a small device that plugs into a USB port of a computer and provides the use of the OPC server on the computer. If required, such an OPC server can be transferred onto any other computer: simply plug the USB dongle and install the product, using the delivered distributive. A dongle is sent by mail, and postage is paid by the buyer.
This version supports 32 tags at the most. The version is not trial, it is provided for use in small projects. * without VAT
Demo version The demo version supports unlimited number of tags but an operation time of that version in the run-time mode is limited. In addition, the demo version has some other functional restrictions. 1. 1 hour in the run-time mode. After 1 hour the server goes to the design-time mode, and the run-time mode can be launched again.
2. The server cannot be launched as a Windows service.
3. When connecting a client the server does not start automatically. You should launch the server, using the respective button. After that clients can be connected to the server.
Free version This version supports 32 tags at the most. The version is not trial, it is provided for use in small projects.
Free version does not support redundancy, MQTT, ODBC, IEC 60870-5-104