At the AHR Expo in New York City this week, Echelon presented the building automation industry with a multi-protocol solution with its new FT 6050 System on Chip (SoC). Now, building experts don’t have to decide between LonWorks or BACnet protocols; they can run either one, or both. Echelon introduced and demonstrated its multiprotocol FT 6050 which allows devices to run different protocols at the same time, both LonWorks and BACnet.
Building automation experts won’t get left behind now in the march towards the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) because they will be able to work with both protocols. In addition, this multiprotocol SoC will help building automation experts reduce the number of SKUs they have to carry by as much as two-thirds.
Beyond the building automation industry, the FT 6050 will help speed migration to the IIoT. The multiprotocol FT 6050 is part of Echelon’s IzoT™ platform for the IIoT, the next generation of the world’s most successful industrial control platform. Industrial device makers can use the FT 6050 to build reliable, cost-effective, flexible IIoT solutions that are backward-compatible with existing devices and forward-compatible with new IP-enabled devices.
In the booth at the AHR Expo, Echelon customers demonstrated building automation devices built on Echelon’s new FT 6050 chip, including:
- Quark Communications Inc. and Smart Controls LLC showed products built around the FT 6050 that can act as either LonWorks or BACnet devices, or both at the same time.
- Echelon’s own OpenLNS software was used to show compatibility between LonWorks/IP devices and existing LonWorks devices that do not use IP.
You might also like:
- Echelon’s new FT6050 SoC webpage
- Quark Communications Inc. ’s website (www.InetSupervisor.com)
- Smart Controls LLC’s website (www.smartcontrols.com)