Alerton between two buildings
I have 2 office buildings that are 100 feet apart. What are the options for installing Alerton BACtalk system other than a global and Webtalk in each building? Anyone used a BacnetIp to Bacnet ms/tp router for this?
or just use 2 regular (n) wireless router and 2 global conrtollers.
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So the kele wireless device looks like I would need 1 in each building or does it come as a set?
Originally Posted by kontrolphreak
100 feet apart? I would see if you have any underground conduit between the two buildings. Usually there is room in the utility conduits (phone,ethernet,fiber lines, etc) to squeeze your 22/2 mstp cable into. You can run mstp 4000' safely, I know for a fact you can run longer if you don't have a bunch of devices on your line.
Another option is add another BCM to the second building and go that route. I've installed bcm's in different locations and picked them up across the net.
ditto. You should be able to use the BCM and turn on BBMD. If both have connections to the Internet, you should be able to BBMD it.
I recommend the BBMD way also. Its the quickest and easiest way to do what your looking to do. Plus if you ever add on to you system and the new devices get connected to another subnet of your lan, BBMD will be needed again and since the system is already configured with BBMD it will make it easier later on.
Setting up a BBMD in each building will allow the two to come together and will allow building 1 to talk to building 2 and 2 to 1.
I would not run a ms/tp wire between the buildings, so many problems can occur!!!
The link below is similiar to Kontrols, except it doesnt do MS/TP. I used these on a similiar setup to connect 2 buildings into 1 wirelessly over ethernet. There was 300yards between the buildings. Just mounted these outside on the roof facing each other. It has been working for 6 months with no issues.
The one I used came as a set & configured from factory, the ones kontrol linked should also be a set.
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