Trunk Utilities - Read/Write Attributes Wizard - Johnson Controls - Metasys - LIT-12011147 - Software Application - Controller Configuration Tool - 15.0

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Table 1. Trunk Utilities - Read/Write Attributes Wizard



Connection Screen

Connection Type

Use to specify the connection type to use:

  • Supervisor Passthru

    Note: We strongly advise against using an Supervisor Passthru connection to transfer to multiple controllers due to potential communication loss during the process.
  • Bluetooth

  • MAP 4.2+/BACnet Router

  • ZigBee

Connection Parameters

Supervisor Passthru: Use to specify the following:

  • Host name/IP Address: Indicates the device host name or IP Address.
  • Username and Password: Indicates the user name and password to log in to the site.
Note: The Supervisor Passthru fields allows you to connect directly to a site by entering in the site's user name and password.
  • Supervisor Device: Displays a list of discovered supervisory devices.
  • Trunk: Displays a list of trunks for the selected supervisory device.

Bluetooth: Use to specify the COM port and baud rate to use. Product Type radio buttons allows you to choose a communication parameter between Metasys or Facility Explorer based controller products.

MAP 4.2+ / BACnet Router: Use to specify the following:

  • IP address and UDP port of the router.
  • Network number of the MS/TP trunk (1-65,534).
    Note: Do not use 1001 for the MS/TP Network Number. The MS/TP Network Number 1001 is reserved for Johnson Controls IP network connections.
  • An available Ethernet network interface adapter to use.
    Note: If you select an available Ethernet network interface, all IP traffic intended for the MAP 4.2+/ BACnet Router travels through this interface.
When you first open the wizard, the default connection parameters for connecting to a MAP Gateway at version 4.2 are automatically displayed. If the connection parameters are modified, the values are stored in the wizard for future use. To restore the connection parameters to the default values, click the MAP 4.2 Default button.
Note: For further information about the MAP and common troubleshooting issues, refer to the Mobile Access Portal Gateway User's Guide (LIT-12011999).

ZigBee: Use to specify the Personal Area Network (PAN) Offset. Product Type radio buttons allows you to choose a communication parameter between Metasys or Facility Explorer based controller products.

Attribute Template Screen

Browse Button

Use to select the directory and file name of the attribute template file.

Save Button

Prompts you to browse for a directory and type a file name to save the attribute template file.

Devices Table

Available devices, including:
  • Add Device (+): Adds new device to the list.
  • Remove Device (-): Removes selected device from list.
  • Discovered Check Box: Indicates if the device is added due to device discovery (selected box) or added manually (empty box).
  • Device Name: Editable name of the device.
  • Device Address: MS/TP device address.
  • Instance Number: BACnet ID of the device.
    Note: If more than one device has the same Instance Number, the numbers display red in the device list.
  • Selected: Indicates if the device is selected (selected box) or not selected (empty box).
  • Click To Define New Attribute: Opens a tree representation of the application allowing you to select parameters to add to the template file.

Read Attributes Button

Reads current values from the selected devices.

Write Attributes Button

Writes updated attributes back to the devices.

Copy to Clipboard Button

Copies and pastes the text to another word-processing program, such as Microsoft Notepad.

Discovery Button

Starts the Discovery process for locating devices.

Stop Button

Stops the Discovery process.

Navigation Buttons


Moves to the previous screen.


Moves to the next screen.


Closes the wizard.


Closes the wizard without saving.

Opens the Help system.