If it is possible, what is the best way to integrate LONMark devices to Continuum?
- Continuum Netcontroller CX9900, CX9940, Netcontroller II CX9680
- Echelon LON X Driver, XDriver, X-Driver
- LONMark, SNVTs, Bridge, Gateway
Clarification required on LON compatibility.
FTT Versions of both the Netcontroller and Netcontroller II can be configured to communicate with 3rd party LONMark devices. You need to use the 1st generation or 2nd generation X Driver file respectively for these controllers.
The FTT-10 port Comm16 has to be selected to be in LONMark X Driver mode, this is done in the Web page or the HyperTerminal Window connection.
Once in LONMark mode you can not connect any IO Modules to the controller.
The LONMark X Driver allows data to be mapped between the Continuum system and a LONMark Network. You create X Driver points in the Netcontroller II defining the SNVTs they will be seen as in the LON system.
You then will need to design a LON Network that will consist of the NCII LON port (Comm16) and the other LON Devices to be connected. This network will need to be designed using the correct LON cabling and terminations. You will need a PC with appropriate NIC card to run the Lonmaker 3.2 software or the NL220 software to design your LON network and create all of the bindings between the different devices. The LON X Driver will act as a bridge between the LON and the Continuum networks.
Both Lonmaker 3.2 and NL220 can be ordered through Schneider Electric along with any LON routing devices that may be required in the LON network design, these parts will be in the Vista product catalogues and price lists.
Details of the configuration of the X Driver points are detailed in the LONMark X Driver User Guide.
The Latest Echelon LonMark X Driver software for the FTT Netcontrollers can be downloaded from The Exchange Download Center.
Note: Unlike other X Drivers, the LONMark driver does not require a port to be X Driver enabled to operate.