bacnet runs on IP, MS/TP, ARC156 (via co-processor in ALC). Lon runs at a fixed speed via lontalk (please correct if wrong).
Can someone please point out TECHNICAL differences between the two transport methods and specifically:
1) has anyone been able to measure the effective throughput/speed of LON with varied "saturation" rates of data on the bus? In other words, not just controller count on the network, but even if there were only 12 controllers on the network with lots of points bound between them.
2) arc156 is "deterministic". how does lon handle collisions on the bus, and would it help if lon were deterministic?
I really don't want this to spiral into another lon vs. bacnet thread so PLEASE keep responses factual & impartial. I am trying to understand the differences and relative benefits of different transport mechanisms of lon & bacnet.