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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