Can I add BACnet MSTP to an I/A Series R2 or G3 JACE-NXT hardware platform?

Issue

Can I add BACnet MSTP to an I/A Series R2 or G3 JACE-NXT hardware platform?

Product Line

TAC I/A Series

Environment

I/A Series R2, G3, JACE-NXT

Cause

The JACE-NXT platform is based on a Microsoft Windows software platform (Windows XP) that is unable to support the token passing required for BACnet MSTP.

Resolution

Options are ...

1. Use another device that can act as a router between BACnet MSTP and BACnet IP or BACnet Ethernet (e.g. MNB-1000, etc.).

2. Use a different R2 or G3 hardware platform that provides direct connection to the BACnet MSTP device (e.g. UNC-520, ENC-520, etc.).