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Specifications Specifications 9/17/2018
Products: Automation Server, Automation Server Smoke Control
Functionalities: Engineering, Hardware, Smoke Control
Product version: 1.8

Automation Server

Automation Server

Automation Server

Introduction

At the core of a SmartStruxure solution is a SmartStruxure server device, such as Automation Server. Automation 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 SmartStruxure solution ensures fault tolerance in the system and provides a fully featured user interface through WorkStation and WebStation.

Features

The Automation 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 Automation 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 SmartStruxure server devices that communicate over TCP/IP.

Communications hub

Capable of coordinating traffic from above and below its location, the Automation Server can deliver data directly to you or to other servers throughout the site. The Automation 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 fails or individual SmartStruxure servers or devices go offline.

Variety of connectivity options

The Automation Server has numerous ports that enable it to communicate with a wide range of protocols, devices, and servers.

The Automation Server has the following ports:

  • One 10/100 Ethernet port

  • Two RS-485 ports

  • One LonWorks TP/FT port

  • One built-in I/O bus port

  • Two USB host ports

  • One USB device port

The USB device port allows you to upgrade and interact with the Automation Server using the Device Administrator. The USB host port can be used for communication with AD.

Authentication and permissions

A SmartStruxure solution provides a powerful permission system that is easy to manage, flexible, and adapts to all kinds of system sizes. The permission system provides a security level to the highest standards. 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 set 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 SmartStruxure server the user is logged on to. The user can log directly on to an Automation Server to engineer, commission, supervise, and monitor the Automation Server as well as its attached I/O modules and field bus devices. See the WorkStation and WebStation datasheets for additional information.

Open building protocol support

One of the cornerstones of SmartStruxure solution is support for open standards. The Automation Server can natively communicate with three of the most popular standards for buildings: BACnet, LonWorks, and Modbus.

Native BTL-listed BACnet support

The Automation Server communicates directly to BACnet/IP and BACnet MS/TP networks. The Automation Server is BTL-listed as a BACnet Building Controller (B-BC), the most advanced BACnet Device Profile, and as a BACnet Operator Workstation (B-OWS). This capability provides access to the full 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. The Automation Server can also serve as a BACnet Broadcast Management Device (BBMD) to facilitate BACnet systems that span multiple IP networks.

Native LonWorks support

The Automation 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 Automation 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 Automation 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 Automation Server also supports integration and communication with Schneider Electric supplied BMS systems and devices that use the following standards for buildings: I/NET, MicroNet, and NETWORK 8000.

Web Services support

The Automation Server supports the use of Web Services based on open standards, such as SOAP and REST, to consume data into the SmartStruxure solution. 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 Automation Server. 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 is secure. User name and password are required to log on to the system.

Scalable custom configurations

The Automation Server and its family of I/O modules were designed to meet the unique needs of each installation. Depending on the configuration, each Automation 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.

Two programming options

Unique to the industry, the Automation Server has both Script and Function Block programming options. This flexibility assures that the best programming method can be selected for the application.

4 GB of memory for data and backup

The Automation Server has an available capacity of 4 GB of memory. This represents 2 GB for application and historical data and 2 GB dedicated for backup storage. This ensures that all data is safe from damage, loss, or unintended edits. Users can also manually back up or restore the Automation Server to a storage location on a PC or network. Through the Enterprise Server, users have the ability to perform scheduled backups of associated Automation Servers to network storage for even greater levels of protection.

IT friendly

The Automation Server communicates using the networking standards. This makes installations easy, management simple, and transactions secure.

TLS support

Communication between clients and the SmartStruxure servers can be encrypted using Transport Layer Security (TLS 1.0). 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.

Two-piece design

Two-piece design

Auto-addressing

The auto-addressing feature eliminates 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.

Specifications
Electrical
DC input supply power
7 W
DC input supply voltage
24 VDC
Environment
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
Material
Plastic flame rating
UL94-5VB
Enclosure
PC/ABS
Ingress protection rating
IP 20
Mechanical
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
0.294 kg (0.65 lb)
Weight excluding terminal base
0.194 kg (0.43 lb)
Agency compliances
Emission
RCM; EN 61000-6-3; FCC Part 15, Sub-part B, Class B
Immunity
EN 61000-6-2
Safety
EN 61010-1; UL 916 C-UL US Listed
Product
EN 61326-1
Smoke control product safety a, b
UL 864
a) Applies to Automation Server for Smoke Control and Automation Server Terminal Base.
b) Automation Server for Smoke Control 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, at 25 °C (77 °F)
-47 to +73 seconds per month
Backup time, at 25 °C (77 °F)
30 days
Communication ports
Ethernet
10/100BASE-TX RJ45
USB
1 device port (type-B) and 2 host ports (type-A)
RS-485
Dual 2-wire ports, bias 3.3 VDC
LonWorks
TP/FT-10
Communications
BACnet
BACnet/IP and MS/TP, port configurable, default 47808
  
BTL B-BC (BACnet Building Controller) a
  
BTL B-OWS (BACnet Operator Workstation) a
a) See the BTL Product Catalog for up-to-date details on BTL listed firmware revisions on BACnet International's home page.
Modbus
Modbus TCP, client and server
  
Serial, RS-485, master or slave
TCP
Binary, port fixed, 4444
HTTP
Non-binary, port configurable, default 80
HTTPS
Encrypted supporting TLS 1.0, port configurable default 443
SMTP
Email sending, port configurable, default 25
SMTPS
Email sending, port configurable, default 587
SNMP
version 3
  
Network supervision using poll and trap
  
Application alarm distribution using trap
Terminals
LNS
LNS version
OpenLNS
  
Installed on WorkStation PC
LonMark
Resource files version
14.00
CPU
Frequency
160 MHz
Type
AT91RM9200, ARM9 core
SDRAM
128 MB
Flash memory
4 GB
Part numbers
Automation Server
SXWAUTSVR10001
Automation Server for Smoke Control (UL 864) a
SXWAUTSVR1S001
a) Automation Server for Smoke Control 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-AS-W1, Terminal Base for Automation Server
(Required for each Automation Server)
SXWTBASW110001
Add-on options
SW-EWS-1, EcoStruxure Web Services (run-time) option
Consume only for one SmartStruxure server
SXWSWEWSX00001
SW-EWS-2, EcoStruxure Web Services (run-time) option
Serve & Consume for one SmartStruxure server
SXWSWEWSX00002
SW-EWS-3, EcoStruxure Web Services (run-time) option
Serve & Consume, plus Historical trend log data for one SmartStruxure server
SXWSWEWSX00003
SW-GWS-1, Web Services (Generic Consume) option
For one SmartStruxure server
SXWSWGWSX00001
SW-SNMP-1, Alarm notifications via SNMP option
For one SmartStruxure server
SXWSWSNMP00001
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