Adapters connect BrightCore infrastructure over the Internet/Intranet to any of the BMS or general automation type of networks like (Modbus, LonWorks, BACnet, and SNMP)
The problem of polytypic networks is solved with the “adapters.” Each type of network has an adapter, a server which monitors wanted network traffic and converts it to the common protocol – UCNP. This selected traffic is then sent to the Core. BrightNodes act as a native device at the network and by that share all possible interconnection abilities with other devices at the network.
Multiple BrightNode adapters can run simultaneously allowing UCNP to interconnect many systems over IP. We can assume every building as one node of the BrightCore infrastructure.
Therefore, for example, we could have hundreds of LonWorks building connected into the BrightCore and still, each one will act as a separate entity. Any of the networks like the LonWorks network, as well as any other control networks (KNX, Modbus, BACnet, etc...), can be interconnected to the BrightCore infrastructure.
Furthermore, the built-in BrightNode routing service allows data to be transferred from one protocol to another, either on the same altitude system or between altitude systems, across the IP network. Clearly, the system is constructed with an idea to manage an arbitrary number of control networks of the multiple arbitrary types, as well as a system that could work as a vertical service from the cloud.
The BrightCore M2M BrightNode enables remote access to a wide variety of Field Bus Networks (LonWorks, BACnet, and Modbus) and finally to sensors and devices for monitoring and control purposes.
The BrightCore M2M BrightNode is a full-function router, including DHCP, NAT, VPN, and firewall capabilities. With enterprise quality remote management, network configuration options can be changed or updated via remote control.
Additionally, the BrightNode provides M2M connectivity for multiple applications including building automation, security, energy management, and any other remote site connected application. The key to supporting various M2M applications is modularity and flexibility in both Software and Hardware.
Unlike other solutions, the modular BrightCore M2M BrightNode provides interface slots that may be optionally populated to extend the features and functionality of the gateway. Optional wireless interfaces include Wi-Fi, 2G/3G/4G LTE cellular, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and Bluetooth. Wired interface options include digital I/O ports, serial ports, and analog dial-up ports. It is easy to optimize the BrightCore M2M BrightNode with the exact required options. It also supports upgradability in the field.
The BrightCore M2M BrightNode is uniquely able to communicate and bridge a wide variety of protocols and standards while providing local intelligence to analyze, filter, and take action.