Defining a network engine in the LonWorks database - Johnson Controls - LIT-1201668 - System Integration - LonWorks Integration - 12.0

LonWorks Network Integration with Network Engines and LCS Technical Bulletin

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LonWorks Integration
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You must define the network engine in the LonWorks database to complete the integration process. This defining process creates critical internal bindings and produces a network image of the network engine.


To define the network engine on the LonWorks network:


  1. Connect LN-Builder or a third-party LonWorks network tool to the LonWorks network.
  2. Using LN-Builder, add the Engine Device Template to the LNS database by entering the key sequence Ctrl + K and browsing to the XIF file on the hard disk.
  3. Using LN-Builder, add the network engine to either an existing Subsystem or create a new Subsystem for the network engine. The network engine can be commissioned during this process provided the Neuron® ID is known and the network engine is online.
    Note: The Neuron ID of the LCS can be found on the top label of the server. You can find the Neuron ID of the NxE on a barcode label on the front of the NxE. For SNC and SNE engines, use the Neuron ID that can be found on the back label of the connected USB-to-LON interface adapter.
  4. Continue advancing through each section making sure to select the correct Channel, the correct Device Template, and manually entering the correct Neuron ID.
  5. Click Finish to complete the process.
    Note: Refer to the third-party LonWorks network tool documentation for the equivalent commands in Steps 2, 3, and 4.
  6. Archive the changes in the SMP UI.
  7. Upload the network engine database to SCT archive database.