LGATE-952: Universal Gateway
The L-GATE Gateways LGATE-952 are powerful universal gateways that can host user specific graphical pages to be used with LWEB‑802/803. They can simultaneously integrate and map data points from multiple open protocols. Local operation and override is provided by the built-in jog dial and the backlit display (128x64 pixels). Device and data point information is provided by the Web interface and shown on the display via symbols and in text format.
The powerful universal gateways provide connectivity functions to concurrently integrate CEA-709 (LonMark Systems), BACnet, KNX, Modbus, and M-Bus subsystems. LonMark Systems can be integrated via IP-852 (Ethernet/IP) or TP/FT‑10. BACnet integration is supported through BACnet/IP (Ethernet/IP) or BACnet MS/TP (RS-485). LGATE-952 features an integrated Remote Network Interface (RNI) to access the TP/FT‑10 channel on the device via Ethernet/IP. LGATE-952 implement the BACnet Building Controller (B-BC) profile, can be configured to be a BBMD and are BTL tested and WSPcert certified. In addition, the universal gateways provide connectivity to KNXnet/IP and Modbus TCP via Ethernet/IP and to Modbus RTU via RS-485. M-Bus and KNX TP1 device integration needs optional interface modules.
The gateway functionality allows data communication between all communication technologies available on the device. Different technology data points are mapped through Local Connections on the device. The mapping of different technology data points on distributed devices is supported by Global Connections. The universal gateways LGATE-952 also support Smart Auto-Connect™ – the automatic generation of connections to substantially reduce engineering efforts and cost. Optionally, mathematical objects can be applied within a connection to calculate the data point output values depending on the formula used. All technology data points are automatically created as OPC XML-DA and OPC UA data.
Each LGATE-952 is equipped with two Ethernet ports. It can either be configured to use the internal switch to interconnect the two ports or every port is configured to work in a separate IP network.
When the Ethernet ports are configured for two separate IP networks, one port can be connected for instance to a WAN (Wide Area Network) with enabled network security (HTTPS) while the second port can be configure to be connected to an insecure network (LAN) where the standard building automation protocols like BACnet/IP, LON/IP, or Modbus TCP are present. These devices also feature firewall functionality of course to isolate particular protocols or services between the ports.
Using the internal switch, a daisy chained line topology of up to 20 devices can be built, which reduces costs for network installation. The IP switch also allow the setup of a redundant Ethernet installation (ring topology), which increases reliability. The redundant Ethernet topology is enabled by the Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP), which is supported by most managed switches.
The L-GATE devices provide fully featured AST™ functionality (Alarming, Scheduling, and Trending) and can be integrated perfectly into the L-WEB System.