StruxureWare Building Operation does not directly support the C-Bus protocol at this point.
Currently Schneider Electric Buildings integration with the C-Bus protocol is typically through the Xenta
913 (See Lessons Learned Article #5190
on how this is achieved). When Interfacing the Xenta
913 to the Building Operation offerings you must create connection objects to and from the C-Bus objects via SNVTs
, which need to be separately created within the Xenta
project. Once these SNVTs
are exposed, then the Xenta
913 can be added on the LonWorks
network allowing the unit to be discovered as a LonWorks
device (i.e. only acting as a third party LonWorks
There are also two offerings provide by the Clipsal Integrated Services division that can be integrated with Building Operation, these are:
1. C-Bus BACnet Gateway (5000BACnet)
The C-Bus BACnet Gateway is an embedded device that provides a field bridge between Clipsal C-Bus lighting control systems and the BACnet open protocol. The C-Bus BACnet Gateway provides 255 group addresses from a single application address. The C-Bus BACnet gateway supports the reading and writing of BACnet objects between C-Bus and BACnet and is supplied pre-configured from the (Clipsal) factory.
Below is the link to detail of the C-Bus BACnet Gateway (5000BACnet)
2. C-Bus OPC Server
For larger C-Bus systems (i.e. >255 group addresses) then the C-Bus OPC
Server provides a gateway for C-Bus and the OPC
Data Access protocols. Current releases of Building Operation does not support OPC
, so you will require either an OPC
to BACnet or OPC
application which can be purchased through third party vendors. SCADA
Engine is the preferred Clipsal BACnet OPC
Client solution used. http://www.scadaengine.com/
Even though this solution is focused on BACnet, it may also be possible for a similar solution using LonWorks.
Below is the link to detail of the C-Bus OPC Server
There are additional requirements for each of these options that may need to be considered, it is best to discuss these directly with your regional Clipsal representative.