Can you use either Micronet ARCnet or LON version Touchscreen on an NCP network?

Issue

Can you use either Micronet ARCnet or LON version Touchscreen on an NCP network?

Product Line

Satchwell MicroNet

Environment

  • MicroNet ARCnet Touchscreen
  • MicroNet LON Touchscreen
  • NCP Network

Relates to specification numbers:

  • MN50-TS-ARC
  • MN50-TSP-ARC
  • MN50-TS-NCP
  • MN50-TSP-NCP
  • MN50-TS-LON
  • MN50-TSP-LON

Cause

Touchscreen compatibility

Resolution

ARCnet

The MicroNet 100 Series ARCnet Touchscreen ((MNN-TS-100 or MNN-TSP-100) + MNA-C).
The Touchscreen has NCP communications by default, they were supplied with an ARCnet daughter board.
Removing the ARCnet daughter board, would revert the Touchscreen to an NCP type.

The MicroNet 50 Series ARCnet Touchscreen (MN50-TS-ARC or MN50-TSP-ARC)
The Touchscreen has NCP communications by default, they were supplied with an ARCnet daughter board.
Removing the ARCnet daughter board, would revert the Touchscreen to an NCP type.

LON

The MicroNet 100 Series LON Touchscreen, (MNL-TS-100 or MNL-TSP-100) removing the LON board would not revert the Touchscreen an NCP type. The LON Touchscreen firmware allows for a limited Bubbleland program and is different to that of the NCP version.
The NCP touchscreen firmware is no longer available to be retrofitted.
A specific MicroNet 50 Series Touchscreen version was not produced, the hardware remained the 100 Series model.