In this tutorial, we will be demonstrating connectivity to an Ethernet BACnet device. We will use a RediGate 120e to demonstrate this connectivity, but this tutorial can be applied to any RediGate device with connectivity to a BACnet device.
Download the Elecsys-BACnet-Demo.xml from the/examples site, and open the downloaded .xml file within the same ACE window as your "Getting Started Guide" configuration
You will need to extract the .xml file from the .zip file you downloaded from the website. By default, ACE stores configuration files in the Documents\Elecsys\ACE\CFG folder, but you can store the configuration in any file location accessible by the ACE program.
You cannot copy/paste nodes unless both configurations are open within the same instance of ACE. You can use the "Tile" buttons to have the windows automatically size themselves within the ACE program:
Copy and paste the following objects from the Elecsys-BACnet-Demo config into the configuration you created in the "Getting Started" guide:
Edit one of the Ethernet ports so that it is on the same network as your BACnet device
Setting the Network Card IP, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway values to "0.0.0.0" will cause the Ethernet port to obtain an address via DHCP
Edit the "NetCircuit0" object to match the settings on your BACnet device
Edit the "FieldUnitBACnetIP" object to poll the appropriate registers for your BACnet device. In this example, we will be polling data from analog inputs, analog values, analog outputs, and the respective "Object Name" values for each tag.
Congratulations, you have successfully configured your RediGate to talk to an EtherNet/IP device. If you are interested in publishing your data to a cloud IoT platform, download one of our "IIoT Platform Quick Starts" from http://partner.elecsyscorp.com/examples/. To view the values of the registers you are polling in the RediGate MMI, see Accessing RTDB Data Dump.