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  1. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by BACnet View Post
    s2sam,

    I'm sure that everything you have said is true. There is a huge install base for N2 and making people rip our perfectly good controllers on a massive scale is not in anyone's best interest.

    But from where I'm standing that simply means that N2 gateways will be around for a very long time. I'm not sure brand-new N2 controllers will be.

    But it's all just a hunch right now.

    -B
    Good day BACNet,

    Indeed, I suspect that there will not be a company or companies making a complete product line that is strictly N2 based. However, N2 and MS/TP share the same electrical interface (RS485) and so it is rather trivial to have the same hardware that has different firmware versions to support MS/TP, N2, etc... As an example, virtually all of our newer hardware has RS485, Ethernet, gobs of power/RAM/Flash, and is field re-programmable (so the user can change from one protocol to another in the field)... consequently we can support N2, BACNet MS/TP, BACNet I/P, TCP/IP, Modbus, etc... If we can do it, and we are a small company, a number of other companies that are significantly larger than us can as well. Whether or not they want to is another issue altogether...

    Cheers,

    Sam

  2. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by prostock View Post
    I am open to suggestions. I am not the king of this stuff but I need to be in the face of my customer. That is why I am on here looking to learn and chat with the folks who have taken the butt-kickins. How would you approach this project? The only constant at this time is FX supervisory.
    Good day Prostock,

    Like I said in an earlier post, I know of a couple of reasonably sized FX-07 projects (connected to FX-60, etc) that are somewhat on hold for the various people to decide what to do given the FX-07, etc notice of discontinuance. I know in one case there was an issue in being able to find 30 or 40 FX-07s for one portion of the project... some were eventually found, but what will supply be like in 4-6 months from now? Hard to say, as it is anyone's guess. All I know is that I am glad that I am not the one making the decision... Sorry, I cannot be more help!

    Cheers,

    Sam

  3. #29
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    This job is FX10 OEM style boards factory programmed supplied in water water source heat pumps. It is the FX10 that is in question. All I would do is map them up and do some S/S and setpoint control. Currently N2 is winning the conversation.

    I would not think of using the other FX controllers due for discontinuation to layout this job. I am inquiring of the life of the FX10 to the JCI rep and will see from there.

    Thanks.

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