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Products: AS-P Smoke Control, AS-P
Functionalities: Engineering, Hardware, Smoke Control
Product version: 2.0, 2.1

SmartX AS-P Server

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action_zoom_plus_stroke SmartX AS-P server

SmartX AS-P server


At the core of an EcoStruxure BMS is a SmartX server, such as the SmartX AS-P server. The SmartX AS-P server performs key functionality, such as control logic, trend logging, and alarm supervision, and supports communication and connectivity to the I/O and field buses. The distributed intelligence of the EcoStruxure BMS helps ensure fault tolerance against detected faults and provides a fully featured user interface through WorkStation and WebStation.


The SmartX AS-P server is a powerful device that can act as a standalone server and also control I/O modules and monitor and manage field bus devices. In a small installation, the embedded SmartX AS-P server acts as a standalone server, mounted with its I/O modules in a small footprint. In medium and large installations, functionality is distributed over multiple SmartX servers that communicate over TCP/IP.

Communications hub

Capable of coordinating traffic from above and below its location, the SmartX AS-P server can deliver data directly to you or to other servers throughout the site. The SmartX AS-P server can run multiple control programs, manage local I/O, alarms, and users, handle scheduling and logging, and communicate using a variety of protocols. Because of this, most parts of the system function autonomously and continue to run as a whole even if communication is interrupted or individual EcoStruxure BMS servers or devices go offline.

Variety of connectivity options

A SmartX AS-P server has numerous ports that enable it to communicate with a wide range of protocols, devices, and servers.

A SmartX AS-P server has the following ports:

  • Two 10/100 Ethernet ports

  • Two RS-485 ports

  • One LonWorks TP/FT port

  • One built-in I/O bus port

  • One USB device port

  • One USB host port

The first Ethernet port is dedicated to the site network. The second Ethernet port is fully configurable. The second port can be configured to extend the site network so that various devices and clients can be connected. Another option is to configure the second port as a separate network, which means that the port can host a private network. This port configuration with dual networks requires hardware version 0.62 or higher. If the second port is not used, it can be disabled.

The USB device port allows you to upgrade and interact with the SmartX AS-P server using Device Administrator.

Using a USB Ethernet adapter, you can connect a laptop PC to the USB host port and run Device Administrator, WorkStation, and WebStation to upgrade, configure, and access the SmartX AS-P server.

Authentication and permissions

An EcoStruxure BMS provides a powerful permission system that is easy to manage, flexible, and adapts to all kinds of system sizes. The permission system provides a high standard of authentication. Authentication is done against the built-in user account management system or against Windows Active Directory Domains. The built-in account management system allows an administrator to establish password policies that meet stringent cybersecurity guidelines. When Windows Active Directory is used, the administration costs are lower because users do not have to be managed in multiple directories.

WorkStation/WebStation interface

Through any client, the user experience is similar regardless of which EcoStruxure BMS server the user is logged on to. The user can log directly on to a SmartX AS-P server to engineer, commission, supervise, and monitor the SmartX AS-P server as well as its attached I/O modules and field bus devices. See the WorkStation and WebStation specification sheets for additional information.

Open building protocol support

One of the cornerstones of the EcoStruxure BMS is support for open standards. The SmartX AS-P server can natively communicate with three of the most popular standards for buildings: BACnet, LonWorks, and Modbus.

Native BTL-listed BACnet support

A SmartX AS-P server communicates directly to BACnet/IP and BACnet MS/TP networks. The SmartX AS-P servers are BTL-listed as BACnet Building Controllers (B-BC), the most advanced BACnet Device Profile. This capability provides access to an extensive range of BACnet devices from Schneider Electric and other vendors. See the BTL Product Catalog for up-to-date details on BTL listed firmware revisions on BACnet International's home page. A SmartX AS-P server can also serve as a BACnet Broadcast Management Device (BBMD) to facilitate BACnet systems that span multiple IP networks.

Native LonWorks support

The SmartX AS-P server has a built-in FTT-10 port to communicate to the TP/FT-10 LonWorks network. Integrated LonWorks functionality enables access to LonWorks devices from Schneider Electric and other vendors. LonWorks networks can be commissioned, bound, and configured from the SmartX AS-P server using the built-in LonWorks Network Management Tool. No third-party tools are needed. A protocol analyzer with powerful debugging and network quality monitoring features can be achieved using third-party software, without additional hardware needed. To increase ease of use, LNS device plug-ins are supported. This allows for easier engineering and maintenance of LonWorks devices from Schneider Electric and other vendors. There are some limitations on how LNS device plug-ins can be used.

Native Modbus support

The SmartX AS-P server natively integrates Modbus RS-485 master and slave configurations, as well as TCP client and server. This allows full access to third-party products and the range of Schneider Electric products that communicate on the Modbus protocol, such as power meters, UPS, circuit breakers, and lighting controllers.

Additional building protocol support

The SmartX AS-P server also supports integration and communication with Schneider Electric supplied BMS systems and devices that use the following standards for buildings: I/NET, MicroNet, NETWORK 8000, and Andover Continuum Infinet.

Web Services support

The SmartX AS-P server supports the use of Web Services based on open standards, such as SOAP and REST, to consume data into the EcoStruxure BMS. Use incoming third-party data (temperature forecast, energy cost) over the Web to determine site modes, scheduling, and programming.

EcoStruxure Web Services support

EcoStruxure Web Services, Schneider Electric’s Web Services standard, is natively supported in the EcoStruxure BMS servers. EcoStruxure Web Services offers extra features between compliant systems whether within Schneider Electric or other authorized systems. These features include system directory browsing, read/write of current values, alarm receipt and acknowledgement, and historical trend log data. EcoStruxure Web Services requires user name and password to log on to the system.

Scalable custom configurations

The SmartX AS-P server and its family of I/O modules were designed to meet the unique needs of each installation. Depending on the configuration, each SmartX AS-P server can control up to 464 I/O points. Because power and communications are delivered along a common bus, multiple modules can be plugged together without tools in a simple one-step process using the built-in connectors.

Text and graphics-based programming tools

Unique to the industry, the EcoStruxure BMS servers have both Script and Function Block programming options. This flexibility helps assure that a suitable programming method can be selected for the application.

eMMC memory for data and backup

The SmartX server has a 4 GB eMMC memory, which is used, for example, for the application, historical data, and backup storage. Users can also manually back up or restore the SmartX server to a storage location on a PC or network. Through the Enterprise Server, users have the ability to perform scheduled backups of associated SmartX servers to network storage for even greater levels of protection.

IT friendly

The EcoStruxure BMS servers communicate using the networking standards. This makes installations easy, management simple, and transactions more secure.

TLS support

Communication between clients and the EcoStruxure BMS servers can be encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS 1.2). The servers are delivered with a default self-signed certificate. Commercial Certification Authority (CA) server certificates are supported to lower the risk of malicious information technology attacks. Use of encrypted communication can be enforced for both WorkStation and WebStation access.

Supported protocols
  • IP addressing

  • TCP communications

  • DHCP for easy network configuration

  • DNS for simple lookup of addresses

  • HTTP/HTTPS for Internet access through firewalls, which enables remote monitoring and control

  • NTP (Network Time Protocol) for time synchronization throughout the system

  • SMTP or SMTPS with support for SSL/TLS based authentication, enables sending email messages triggered by schedule or alarm

  • SNMP enables network supervision and reception of application alarms in designated network management tools

Patented two-piece design

Each module can be separated from its terminal base to allow the site to be wired prior to the installation of the electronics. The patented locking mechanism serves as handles for removing the module from its base. All critical components have a protective cover that permits convection cooling to occur.

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Two-piece design


The auto-addressing feature helps eliminating the need for setting DIP switches or pressing commission buttons. Each module automatically knows its order in the chain and assigns itself accordingly – significantly reducing engineering and maintenance time.

Simple DIN-rail installation

Fasteners easily snap into a locked position for panel installation. The fastener has a quick-release feature for easy DIN-rail removal.


DC input supply power
10 W
DC input supply voltage
24 VDC
Ambient temperature, operating
0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Ambient temperature, storage
-20 to +70 °C (-4 to +158 °F)
Maximum humidity
95 % RH non-condensing
Plastic flame rating
Ingress protection rating
IP 20
Dimensions including terminal base
90 W x 114 H x 64 D mm (3.6 W x 4.5 H x 2.5 D in.)
Weight including terminal base
0.321 kg (0.71 lb)
Weight excluding terminal base
0.245 kg (0.54 lb)
Agency compliances
RCM; BS/EN 61000-6-3; BS/EN 50491-5-2; FCC Part 15, Sub-part B, Class B
BS/EN 61000-6-2; BS/EN 50491-5-3
Safety standards
BS/EN 60730-1; BS/EN 60730-2-11; BS/EN 50491-3; UL 916 C-UL US Listed
BS/EN 50491-1
Smoke control product safety a, b
UL 864
a) Applies to AS-P for Smoke Control (AS-P-SMK) and AS-P Terminal Base (TB-ASP-W1).
b) AS-P for Smoke Control (AS-P-SMK) is shipped with a validated UL 864 software version, which can differ from the latest released software. For more information, see Smoke Control Design Guide for UL 864.
Real-time clock
Accuracy in runtime mode
NTP server
Accuracy in backup mode, at 25 °C (77 °F)
+/-52 seconds per month
Backup time, at 25 °C (77 °F)
10 days
Communication ports
Dual 10/100BASE-TX (RJ45)
USB 2.0, 5 VDC, 2.5 W, 1 device port (mini-B) and 1 host port (type-A)
Dual 2-wire ports, bias 5.0 VDC
BACnet/IP and MS/TP, port configurable, default 47808
BTL B-BC (BACnet Building Controller) a
a) See the BTL Product Catalog for up-to-date details on BTL listed firmware revisions on BACnet International's home page.
Modbus TCP, client and server
Serial, RS-485, client and server
Binary, port fixed, 4444
Non-binary, port configurable, default 80
Encrypted supporting TLS 1.2, 1.1, and 1.0, port configurable default 443
Email sending, port configurable, default 25
Email sending, port configurable, default 587
version 3
Network supervision using poll and trap
Application alarm distribution using trap
LNS version
Installed on WorkStation PC
Resource files version
500 MHz
SPEAr1380, ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core
512 MB
eMMC memory
4 GB
Memory backup
Yes, battery-free, no maintenance
Part numbers
SmartX Controller – AS-P
SmartX Controller – AS-P-SMK a
a) AS-P for Smoke Control (AS-P-SMK) is shipped with a validated UL 864 software version, which can differ from the latest released software. For more information, see Smoke Control Design Guide for UL 864.
TB-ASP-W1, Terminal Base for SmartX Controller – AS-P
(Required for each SmartX Controller – AS-P)
Add-on options
SW-EWS-1, EcoStruxure Web Services (run-time) option
Consume only for one EcoStruxure BMS server
SW-EWS-2, EcoStruxure Web Services (run-time) option
Serve & Consume for one EcoStruxure BMS server
SW-EWS-3, EcoStruxure Web Services (run-time) option
Serve & Consume, plus Historical trend log data for one EcoStruxure BMS server
SW-GWS-1, Web Services (Generic Consume) option
For one EcoStruxure BMS server
SW-SNMP-1, Alarm notifications via SNMP option
For one EcoStruxure BMS server
SW-SMARTDRIVER-1, Communication to external devices via SmartDriver
For one SmartDriver license
SW-SMART-CONNECT, Smart Connector deployment license
For one Smart Connector deployment
  • Enterprise Server
  • PS-24V
  • Reports Server
  • WorkStation