ASD to LON via Jace?
Looking for some insight on a new project.
I have a network 8000 GCM with Microflo/Microzone attached to it.
I am looking to replce the GCM with a Jace(?) of sorts and make the new comunication protocal LON.
What Jace to use?
What other options do I have?
thanks in advance
There exist third-party drivers that allow a JACE to communicate directly with ASD devices (Microflo/Microzone/PEM). The communication is not superfast, but it is effective...try Infocon at http://www.easyio-solution.com/infoc...ns-driver-list.
Some aspects are a little cranky but Infocon driver works pretty well.... we integrated MZII and multiple MN-ASDI w VAVs into JACE.
1 + 1 = 3 ( *** for very large values of 1)
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I've done this on several jobs so far and it worked out great. I used a Jace 6 with the ASD driver. I use the Jace 6 because I had about 70 VAV boxes and 3 microzones. After adjusting the poll rates the driver hasn't missed a beat.
I assume you are aware of all the programming that resides in that gcm
hopefully you have a way to get it out to replicte it in the jace because you
could really put yourself in a bad spot.
There is little to none interaction thru the GCM. Most if not all on this first phase are standalone controllers that do not even need the GCM. It will get a little tricky further down the line.
You might want to look at Smartware Tech. They are a TAC (formally Invesys, ect. dealer). The claim to be able to convert your GCM database to a R2 data base, for a fee of course. It would be worth your time to check them out.
thanks for the info I will check it out.