Improved connectivity: Dual-Ethernet, EnOcean, WLAN
The L-INX Automation Servers, L-GATE Gateways, and the new L-VIS Touch Panels now come with new features for improved connectivity. The devices equipped with two Ethernet ports offer now the possibility to configure each Ethernet port in a separate network. This way, an L-GATE can communicate on one Ethernet port with a BACnet/IP network while it communicates with a KNXnet/IP based network on the other port. With the new LWLAN-800 Interface, LOYTEC devices turn into WLAN participants. Each device can either be operated as WLAN Access Point or can connect with an existing WLAN Access Point (Client). In addition, the devices can also participate in a MESH network according to IEEE 802.11s. Furthermore, Automation Servers and Gateways can now integrate EnOcean sensors and actuators with the new LENO-80x EnOcean Interface.
Multi-Port BACnet L-IP Router
The new LIP-ME204 BACnet Router is a multi-port MS/TP router that comes with two Ethernet ports and four MS/TP ports. Each of the four MS/TP ports is routed to BACnet/IP and can serve a full-blown MS/TP channel. Communication settings and MS/TP statistics are available on the Web interface per MS/TP port. Also the Wireshark packet capture is available on each port. This makes the LIP-ME204 a perfect alternative to installing four separate routers, reducing space and cost. The LIP-ME204 is also equipped with a built-in firewall and a secure Web interface. By configuring separate IP networks on the two Ethernet ports, the BACnet network can be entirely isolated. This makes security hardening a simple task. With the built-in OPC UA and SNMP servers, the LIP-ME204 integrates perfectly with management software such as LWEB-900 or IT maintenance tools. Together with the LWLAN-800 adapter, the LIP-ME204 can even distribute MS/TP channels over a wireless network.
EnOcean Integration made easy
LINX-120/121/220/221/150/151 Automation Servers and LGATE-950/951 Gateways, starting with firmware version 5.1, and also the LROC-100 Room Controllers provide connectivity to EnOcean sensors and actuators. After connecting a LENO-80x EnOcean Interface to the USB port of a L-INX/L-GATE/L-ROC, random EnOcean devices can be integrated and configured via the web interface of L-INX/L-GATE/L-ROC devices. In the web interface, the quality of the connection (signal strength) with the respective EnOcean devices is immediately indicated. The integrated "EnOcean data points" can be further processed in L-INX/L-GATE/L-ROC and/or be forwarded to the communication technologies (LON, BACnet, KNX, Modbus, M-Bus) that are available on the device. EnOcean devices with activated security are also supported. Sensors are monitored and in case of a failure, an alarm is triggered. For the different world regions, various EnOcean Interfaces with different frequencies are available:
- LENO-800: 868 MHz (Europe)
- LENO-801: 902 MHz (USA, Canada)
- LENO-802: 928 MHz (Japan)