Creating a profile for a BACnet device - Verasys - LIT-12013606 - LC-SBH200-0 - BACnet integration - Verasys System - 4.0

Verasys BACnet MS/TP Integration Technical Bulletin

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To create a profile for a BACnet device, complete the following steps:


  1. Plug the device into the MS/TP network and wait until Verasys automatically discovers the device.
    When Verasys discovers the device, use that device as the starting point of a profile.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Profiles > Add New Profile.
  3. Select the device that you want to create the profile for and click Next.
  4. Enter a name and description for the profile and click Next.
  5. When you see a list of all the discovered BACnet objects, click into each individual point to configure them. For more information about the configuration options, see the following table.
    Table 1. Point configuration options for a profile
    Option Description
    Change name You can change the name of the point. The name appears in the SBH and in the Verasys Enterprise user interfaces.
    Display options You can choose whether the point appears on the respective local user interface view or on the home page. The view that you can select depends on the object type, for example, inputs, outputs, or parameters.
    Metadata tags You can apply metadata tags to the point to specify the type of data that the point represents, for example zone temperature setpoint, and so on. These tags determine if the point shows an option in some of the native Verasys features.
    Alarm extension

    Select the Alarm checkbox to add alarms. Specify the low limit and high limit conditions, the corresponding messages, differential, delay, and the priority for the alarm.

    This action creates an alarm object when you apply this profile to a device.

    Trend extension

    Select the Trend checkbox to add trends. This action creates a trend object when you apply this profile to a device.

    The trend objects are created with predefined settings based on the object type. You can view the trend objects on the Trend view of the device navigation screen when you apply the profile to a device.

    Schedule extension Select the Schedule checkbox to specify that Verasys schedules can include this point. Create separate schedule objects under the Schedules view.
  6. When you finish point configuration, click Done.
  7. When you finish object configuration, click the Save button to save the profile.
    Note: If you navigate away from the profile editing screens, you lose all progress and start over.