System Overview - BCPro - LIT-12011905 - Server - BCPro Data Server - 4.0

BCPro Data Server

Brand
BCPro
Product name
BCPro Data Server
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011905
Version
4.0
Revision date
2020-03-27
Language
English

The major components of the BCPro Data Server are:

BCPro Data Server (Server): The BCPro Data Server is a software package that provides long-term storage of some trend data and user transactions. The workstation typically coordinates multiple user access from Web browsers to the network.

BACnet® Router: The BACnet Router is a Web-enabled, Ethernet-based device that serves as the communication interface between the BCPro Workstation over the BACnet® IP network and various Facility Explorer field controllers over the BACnet MS/TP network. This interface lets you monitor and control a wide variety of HVAC equipment, meters, fire alarm panels, and lighting on the BCPro Data Server.

Modbus® Gateway: The Modbus Gateway is a Web-enabled, Ethernet-based device that serves as the communication interface between the BCPro Workstation over the BACnet® IP network and third-party controllers over the Modbus RTU/TCP network. This interfaces lets you monitor and control a wide variety of HVAC equipment, meters, fire alarm panels, weather stations, and lighting on the BCPro Data Server.

BCT: The Building Configuration Tool assists in all phases of engineering, installing, and commissioning of devices that make up the BCPro Data Server. The BCT can be used offline to create archive databases that can be downloaded to the Workstation, Router, or Gateway. The BCT also allows you to upload and archive databases that were created or edited online from a Workstation, Router, or Gateway. Using the BCT, you can view and configure multiple sites in one archive.

The BCT has the same look and feel as the BCPro Site Management Portal.

BCPro system configuration requires that you define the BCPro computer as the Site Director. The primary role of the Site Director is to coordinate multiple user access from the Web browser to the network. When communicating directly to routers and gateways, you are in the online mode. For information on the online and offline modes, see the modes section.