Automatic discovery - Verasys - LIT-12013606 - LC-SBH200-0 - BACnet integration - Verasys System - 4.0

Verasys BACnet MS/TP Integration Technical Bulletin

Brand
Verasys
Product name
Verasys System
Document type
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12013606
Version
4.0
Revision date
2020-09-30
Product status
Active
Language
English

When a BACnet device connects to the system bus, the SBH automatically discovers the device and it appears in the devices page. By default, a third-party device displays a No Profile flag to indicate that it is not fully integrated into Verasys.

For more information on profiles, see Applying a profile to a BACnet device.

The MAC address, name, and description are automatically filled from the connected device. The name and description fields are editable.

Select a device on the Devices page to navigate to the respective device’s navigation screen. The device navigation screen consists of a home page, inputs, outputs and parameters views.

Every BACnet device has a default home page automatically generated that shows important information about the specific integrated device.

The default home page of a third-party device displays a set of default BACnet properties.
Table 1. Properties on the default home page
Property name Description Adjustable
Device name The name of the device that appears in the device list. Adjustable: 30 characters
Description The description of the device that appears in the device list. Adjustable: 30 characters
Model name The model name of the device, read from the Device Object of the BACnet device. Read-only
Vendor name The vendor name of the device, read from the Device Object of the BACnet device. Read-only
Firmware version The firmware version of the device, read from the Device Object of the BACnet device. Read-only
Application software version The application software version of the device, read from the Device Object of the BACnet device. Read-only
In addition to automatically generating the home page, the SBH also generates the views shown in the following table for every connected BACnet device.
Table 2. Views to navigate device
View Purpose
Inputs To view and command input type objects
Outputs To view and command output type objects
Parameters To view and command value type objects

For more information on what type of BACnet objects display in each view, see BACnet object support.

Note: The alarms view may appear in the default device navigation screen, but no alarms appear until you configure a profile for the device.