Direct digital controller with integrated router
March 1, 2013 by Alison Dunn
Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group has launched a new Direct Digital Controller (DDC), the BAS-3500BC, with an integrated router, dual Modbus and BACnet interfaces and auto-mapping. To increase efficiency and save users from having to purchase a separate router, the BAS-3500BC has a BACNet router built into it. This unique feature enables access to all MS/TP unitary modules directly from the BAS thereby speeding up implementation. With its ability to simultaneously support both the Modbus and BACnet protocols, the BAS-3500BC ensures that developers do not require additional convertors or controllers to connect to environment controllers and meters. With the aid of the supplied BASPro programming tool and its integrated BA domain function blocks, the BAS-3500BC allows engineers to organize and configure their equipment in the quickest possible manner.