BASGLX-M1 | Modbus to BACnet gateway with virtual routing | Contemporary Controls
Contemporary Controls part#: BASGLX-M1
Modbus to BACnet gateway with virtual routing
The BASgatewayLX makes Modbus device commissioning fast and easy thanks to pre-built device profiles and virtual routing. Modbus remains a popular network interface, and is commonly found on jobs such as boiler control, variable speed drives, and metering applications, but these devices lack BACnet compliance. To make Modbus devices appear as individual BACnet devices a BASgatewayLX is used. This device has one 10/100 Mbps Modbus TCP and BACnet/IP Ethernet port and an opto-isolated Modbus EIA-485 serial port for Modbus RTU or Modbus ASCII devices. A total of 100 Modbus serial or TCP devices, represented by up to 1000 points can be made visible to the BACnet network by using a BASgatewayLX. BACnet COV notification is supported on 200 points (100 Analog and 100 Binary points). The virtual routing feature in the BASgatewayLX allows each connected Modbus device to appear as an individual BACnet compliant device. What is needed is a device profile for each Modbus type device.