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What is the Johnson lon programming tool called in Johnson laguage, I assume it will accept plug ins, and how does it compare to Lonmaker. I need to bring over some Distech data bases and use the Johnson software (am a new employee) but our office has not done much lon I don't think.
10-26-2006, 08:44 PM
MCL Tools is what Johnson uses, Distech plug-ins work fine. Johnson sells blue painted Distech boxes as their own.
I've never had the chance to try out Lonmaker, I assume it's the same end result.
10-27-2006, 04:55 PM
MCL Tool pretty much is LonMaker with a Blue label. There is a small difference between Distech labeled controllers and JCI labeled controllers; they have different manufacturer IDs in the program id. Other than that, everything is identical as far as I can tell. As long as the versions of LNS are compatible, you can bring a LonMaker database into MCL Tool and vica-versa. The only caveat is that the Visio stuff may not transfer as cleanly.
10-28-2006, 02:38 PM
You may want to look at the M-Tool disk and check out Comm Pro.
From what I remember, the MCL Tool is used with an M3 workstation. I don't think it works without M3. OK
10-28-2006, 09:57 PM
MCL Tool and M-Tools are completely different. MCL Tool does not need M-Tools or M3.
I don't think you can even put a LON database created with MCL Tool on a M3 workstation.
10-29-2006, 11:05 AM
This is what I have read from JCI.
Metasys® system Connectivity to LONWORKS® network (MCL) is a set of software components designed to allow the M3 Workstation to communicate with the LONWORKS network. Through workstation applications, users have access to the network of LONMARK® compliant controllers. The central component for accessing the network is the LONWORKS Network (LN) OLE for Process Controls (OPC) Data Access server.
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