Network device used to connect Ethernet-based Local Area Network (LAN) to the Carrier Comfort Network® (CCN).
The i-Vu CCN Router provides scalability for larger Carrier systems. It connects an Ethernet-based Local Area Network (LAN) to the Carrier Comfort Network (CCN™). Because the i-Vu CCN Router allows for the use of existing LAN wiring, it is an ideal solution for integrating CCN into any building or facility. The i-Vu CCN Router has one EIA-485 port for connecting to the CCN bus, and one 10/100Base-T Ethernet port for connecting to the building LAN. Each i-Vu CCN Router can connect to up to 140 CCN devices. The i-Vu CCN Router also stores trend data and time schedules for the CCN devices that are connected to it.
The i-Vu CCN Router functions in one of the following modes, depending on configuration:
- Gateway - Provides access to the CCN bus from an i-Vu web server that resides on the Ethernet. The Router is serving as the access node from the Ethernet to the CCN and is responsible for maintaining a routing table of CCN system elements.
- Bridge - Acts as a CCN/Ethernet interface device in applications where the Ethernet is being used to connect separate CCN buses. This application requires an additional Router functioning as a Gateway.