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Metasys Site Management Portal Help

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The Engine object defines the attributes that represent the externally visible characteristics of a supervisory controller. One Engine Device object exists per controller. The Johnson Controls Engine object functions differently from the BACnet Device object.

In this chapter, Engines applies to all models of network engines:

  • Metasys system:
    • Network Control Engines: NCE25
    • Network Automation Engines (small-capacity): NAE35 and NAE45
    • Network Automation Engines (large-capacity): NAE55 and NAE85
    • Network Integration Engines (small-capacity): NIE29, NIE39, NIE49
    • Network Integration Engines (large-capacity): NIE59, NIE89
    • Series of Network Controllers: SNC16 and SNC25
    • Series of Network Engines: SNE10, SNE11, and SNE22
  • FX system:
    • Series of Network Controllers: SNC16 and SNC25
  • The Object Type for this object is labeled Device in the software.
  • If you open the Focus window for an Engine object but the window indicates the engine is unreachable, you may need to the pair the engine to the Site Director. For details, see Pair Network Engine with Site Director.
  • For SNE and SNC engines upgraded to Release 11.0, you cannot change the Computer Name and JCI IP Address at the same time. If you need to change both of these attributes, change one at a time. The engine resets after each operation.
  • Also, for SNE and SNC engines upgraded to Release 11.0, two USB Control attributes protect the two USB ports on the engine from intrusion. Before you can use the USB ports, you need to set the USB Port 1 Enabled and USB Port 2 Enabled attributes under the Focus window to True. See Engine Attributes.

This object allows you to see data about the controller, such as the IP address and the current date and time.

For general information on system objects, see the Object Help section.