What is LonWorks protocol?

LonWorks: LonWorks is a communication network protocol useful for building automation applications designed on a low bandwidth, for networking devices through power lines, fiber optics, and other media.

What is the difference between BACnet and LonWorks?

Unlike BACnet, which is just a protocol that runs on top of other existing electrical standards like RS-485, LonWorks was engineered to be both a data protocol and an electrical standard for digital communications.

When was LonWorks invented?

LonWorks™ was Created by Echelon Corp (www.echelon.com) in 1988. LonWorks is a leading networking solution for Building Automation. Estimates for the number of nodes installed worldwide range into the millions.

What is LonWorks cable?

EM LO-NC-HP/F(eco-material, heat-proof cable) LonWorks® is an open network technology developed by Echelon Corporation. It enables the shift from centralized to open control, reduces the wiring required for various network systems, such as building automation, and simplifies network modifications.

Is LonWorks an open protocol?

The protocol is proprietary, and not truly open to the public. Only actual members, mostly manufacturers are included in standard development(s). Extensions within Lonworks are allowable only through the LonMark Consortium. Hardware specific, and requires the Neuron chip for network movement of the protocol.

Is Lon open protocol?

It is a truly open standard and is one of the most widely used protocols in the industrial manufacturing environment. There is no charge for using the protocol nor are there licensing fees. Tools and resources that can be used to expedite installation and support operations are available on-line.

What is KNX technology?

KNX is a communication protocol developed for — and widely used in —home and building automation. It is a standardized (EN 50090, ISO/IEC 14543), OSI-based network communications protocol that is administered by the KNX Association. Ethernet (also known as EIBnet/IP or KNXnet/IP)

What is level 4 cable?

Category 4 cable (Cat 4) is a cable that consists of eight copper wires arranged in four unshielded twisted pairs (UTP) supporting signals up to 20 MHz. It is used in telephone networks which can transmit voice and data up to 16 Mbit/s.

When did Douglas start using LonWorks control technology?

As various technologies made their way into the fabric of the controls industry in the 1990s, Douglas adopted the LonWorks control technology to a number of our control products and officially joined the LonMark Lighting Control Standards group.

What are the features of LonWorks for building automation?

LonWorks ® in Brief: 1 Open system for building automation 2 Flexible topology and cross-system functions 3 Standardized communication 4 Simplified startup using LNS-based network management tools 5 Use a variety of transmission media, e.g., twisted pair cables, power supply system, fiber optic or IP.

What do you need to know about Douglas Lighting Controls?

Douglas systems include relay panels, controllers, occupancy/vacancy sensors, daylight sensors and wall switch stations. Each system is built to order in our North American production facility.

What does Lon stand for in building automation?

LON ® stands for “Local Operating Network” and denotes a fieldbus standard primarily used in building automation. As a standardized technology in accordance with ISO/IEC 14908, LonWorks ® is available to all market participants. A distinction is made between sensors, actuators and controllers. Data exchange is event-driven.