700 Series, Intesis’ new concept for protocol translation

30 Nov 2021 at 23:00
By Intesis by HMS Networks
Facility management
HMS Networks presents Intesis® 700series for protocol translation, a new concept that breaks the old reliance between hardware and software.

This concept allows you to combine multiple protocols in one hardware platform and select the ideal application for your project using MAPS. The process is called late configuration.

Adapt your protocol translator to each project’s needs

Having different protocols available on the same hardware enables multiple possibilities for integration. Each one of the combinations is defined as an application.

This is HMS Networks' new approach to building automation protocol translation, reducing the number of order codes, and increasing their configuration flexibility.

This way distributors can increase their stock and simplify order code management, while integrators can configure gateways with new applications (no need to know the type of integration beforehand).

IN701-KNX is the common platform for KNX

This gateway has communication interfaces compatible with KNX, BACnet, Modbus, and ASCII, allowing choosing the desired combination later in the configuration phase. The available options are:

  • KNX - Modbus Server
  • Modbus-KNX client
  • KNX - BACnet server
  • BACnet-KNX client
  • KNX - ASCII server

IN700-485 Series is the protocol translator with Serial and IP support

Provided with communication interfaces compatible with BACnet, Modbus, and ASCII, allows choosing the desired combination in the configuration phase. The options are:

  • Modbus client - BACnet server
  • BACnet client - Modbus server
  • BACnet client - ASCII server

The platforms are available in different versions depending on the number of variables to be integrated, supporting from 100 up to 3000 points.

Configuration and diagnosis with MAPS

MAPS is the universal configuration tool for Intesis protocol translators. It is a free tool that allows using device templates to import data automatically, it supports conversions such as scaling and offset to transform data values and enables advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting. This way you can reduce the commissioning time. Now, for 700 Series products, it also enables application swap, reducing potential interactions with help desk technicians.