IPLONGATE is a software gateway for LON networks. It serves as a high-performance connection of visualisation systems to a LON network based on (Open)LNS or IzoT. IPLONGATE primarily fulfils the requirements of major building automation systems with complex network architecture and provides OPC as a standardised interface for this.
In addition a web server is also integrated in IPLONGATE. This web server enables the connection to your LON network via a simple web browser, such as, for example, Microsoft®’s Internet Explorer.
IPLONGATE is designed to be fully LNS compat-ible and communicates with the system components on the LON network via the LNS server. The LNS versions from 3.0 are currently supported.
For this IPLONGATE uses exclusively the interfaces of the LNS server.
As a sole LNS client, IPLONGATE offers a choice of three possible applications:
IPLONGATE can be configured to run as a Windows service so that IPLONGATE is started before user login. An additional software product with costs is required (see up to date manual).
In the following illustrations the most varied use scenarios are briefly described, underlining IPLONGATE’s enormous capability.
Thanks to the possibility of also using IPLONGATE as an LNS remote client there are a great many different use scenarios, all of which cannot be described here.
The single PC configuration represents the most common use scenario. IPLONGATE, the LNS server and, therefore, the LNS database, together with the visualisation system, are located on the same PC.
In this example IPLONGATE is located as a local LNS client on the same PC as the LNS database and several visualisation system PCs access the LON network via the Ethernet using OPC (DCOM).
In this example IPLONGATE is additionally used as web server.
Here IPLONGATE is located as a Full client, or also as a Lightweight client, on the PCs, on which the visualisation systems are also located.
Different versions are available dependent on the number of connected data points:
To obtain a fully licensed version of IPLONGATE you need an IPLONGATE USB dongle.
A trial version is available for download at www.spega.com. The functionality of the trial version is the same as IPLONGATE Premium and there is no limitation of the number of network variables or configuration properties. Using the trial version IPLONGATE automatically shuts down after 8 hours.
|Consisting of||IPLONGATE OPC server|
|System requirements||Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000
USB port for license dongle
LON network interface for LON TP/FT-10 segment
LAN port (10/100 Base-T) for LON/IP or remote access to LNS server
|IPLONGATE open||For maximum numbers of NV’s *||094 032|
|IPLONGATE 150||Number of NV ‘limited to 150 **||094 042|
|IPLONGATE 600||Number of NV ‘limited to 600 **||094 052|
* Also available with Open LNS server on request.
** Such as IPLONGATE open, but limited to 150 respectively 600 LON network variables (can be upgraded).