What is the difference between an EBO SmartDriver and Smart Connector?
EcoStruxure Building Operation
Building Operation SmartDriver
SmartDriver and Smart Connector enhance the openness for the EcoStruxure Building Operation, EBO, BMS system. They enable integration between EBO and 3rd party systems, even via not supported or nonstandard protocols.
SmartDriver enables you to create a customized interface to monitor and control 3rd party devices from the EBO server.
The following block diagram shows a SmartDriver Interface and a SmartDriver Driver. The SmartDriver Interface (similar in concept to other protocol interfaces such as Modbus and BACnet) is part of EcoStruxure Building Operation software and enables you to create SmartDriver objects in the System Tree pane. The SmartDriver Driver is installed on the server drive and provides the network communications control. More information at Web Help SmartDriver Overview.
A development framework that simplifies and accelerates integrations with third-party systems or other data sources. It is an open, extensible and configurable application framework that allows developers to create innovative new capabilities, applications, and solutions that extend and enhance EcoStruxure Building solutions.
The Smart Connector itself runs outside the EBO server and consume or server data to EBO server via the EcoStruxure web services "EWS".
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