Changing a third party BACnet device's object identifier using VTS

Issue

The object identifier of a BACnet device (device id) must be unique internetwork-wide, different vendors use different methods for calculating the device id default value. When integrating devices from different vendors sometimes it become necessary to change a device's default object id.

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

bCX4040

b3s

Third party BACnet devices

Cause

BACnet integration

Resolution

If the BACnet device is a Continuum device (bCX4040 or b3) Continuum provides a mechanism for changing the default device id.

For a third party BACnet device VTS can be used to write to the Object Identifier of the device in order to change the device id, note that this will only work if the device manufacturer has made the object identifier for the device object writable.

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Click here to see the procedure to follow to set a third party device id using VTS.