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Adding a SmartStruxure Automation Server to TAC Vista using BACnet/IP

Issue

How can I add a SmartStruxure Automation Server to TAC Vista using BACnet/IP and what is needed

Environment

TAC Vista

Xenta 913

Automation Server

Cause

As SmartStruxure is not FDA 21 Part 11 approved, in some cases it can be needed to use TAC Vista as a front end, and have Automation Server's as field controllers.

Resolution

1. Create a BACnet interface in SmartStruxure

2. Create BACnet points in the "Application" folder

3. Browse the Automation Server with a BACnet browser (Here is a free tool)

4. Note the instance id's of the points

5. In TAC Vista, create a Xenta 913

6. Edit the Xenta 913

7. Create a "BACnet IP Client" interface and give it the IP address of the Automation Server

8. Create a BACnet device template containing the points you need - refer to the id's previously discovered

9. Add the device template to the "BACnet IP Client" interface in XBuilder

10. Save and download the project

11. Now you get the live values from the Automation Server in TAC Vista

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