Ethernet & RS232 interface to CFLink.
That's just the beginning.
LAN Bridge is more than just an Ethernet interface, it's packed full of features integrators need in today's networked environments.
TCP & UDP
Choose your connection.
Featuring connection options including TCP Server/Client and UDP Unicast/Broadcast, and any combination of connection types simultaneously. Each socket can be individually configured. The LAN Bridge has your connection needs covered.
Need simultaneous control?
Connect up to 25 devices at once.
In a world of mobile devices, multiple simultaneous connections are a must. The LAN Bridge supports up to 25 connections at once, shared between your defined communication slots.
Powerful Scheduling Engine.
Realtime clock on-board.
Schedule events to occur in your automation system with the LAN Bridge's powerful scheduling engine. Randomise lighting for "away mode" security. Turn on/off lights at specific times of specific days.
The LAN Bridge is the Ethernet & RS232 gateway for all devices connected via the CFLink bus. It has many advanced networking features, including the ability to communicate via TCP Server, TCP Client, UDP Unicast and UDP Broadcast, all at the same time.
10 different communication slots can be defined, each with its own configuration of protocol type, port, and other options. A maximum of 25 total TCP socket connections can be shared between each defined slot.
All CFLink devices, including the CF Mini, support a powerful rule triggering engine. This allows you to trigger macros to run when a specific event occurs - such as reading a specific value via the I/O ports, or on incoming data via the RS232 port. Using the rules engine, you can setup basic or complex automation actions.
Communication slots can be subscribed to each other, allowing advanced configurations such as TCP Client multiplexing. In other words, Ethernet devices that accept only one connection at a time can be extended by using the LAN Bridge to be that single connection, and then act as a server for all other clients to connect to.
Communication slot subscriptions can also be targeted directly to a specific CFLink device on the bus, even as far as a module slot number for modular controllers. This allows you to send and receive communications to CFLink end points, such as an RS232 port, without any CFLink protocol formatting. Just send the data that you want to be received by the RS232 device.
GalleryHigh res photos in downloads section
Technical SpecificationsSee hardware documentation for more details
|CFLink||Detachable 5-pin 3.81mm terminal block for CFLink BUS|
|RS232/PGM||6-pin RJ12 female port for RS232 control of devices; or programming mode which allows both programming and external control of the CFLink BUS devices via RS232.|
|Ethernet||RJ45 female port for Ethernet connectivity, with two LED status lights for data transmission and connectivity status.|
|MicroSD slot||Spring-loaded memory expansion slot|
|CFLink Power||9-30V DC, 24V DC regulated recommended (power supply is not included)|
|Power Consumption||2W maximum|
|Power Indicator||Blue LED indicates power status|
|CFLink Fault Indicator||Red LED indicates error on CFLink BUS|
|CFLink Activity Indicator||Yellow LED indicates CFLink BUS traffic|
|Setup Button||Setup button used to select program or RS232 mode for RS232 port and also factory reset|
|Reset Button||Reset button restarts the processor|
|Prog Indicator||Yellow LED indicates RS232 port is used for programming or control of CFLink BUS|
|RS232 Indicator||Yellow LED indicates RS232 port is used for control of RS232 devices|
|Status Indicator||Yellow LED indicates data being sent/received via the RS232 port|
|Enclosure||Polycarbonate with dark grey matte finish|
|Weight||0.13kg (0.29lbs), Shipping 0.3kg (0.66lbs)|
|Environmental & Regulatory|
|Temperature||5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)|
|Humidity||20% to 85% RH, non-condensing|
|Certification||FCC, CE, C-Tick|
|Warranty||5 years limited warranty|
Downloads & Documentation
LAN Bridge Quick Reference Guide includes details like pinout diagrams and general connectivity details.
Single page specification sheet.