Introduction to Metasys N2

Metasys N2 by Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) is a protocol that allows third party products to participate in the JCI Metasys Building Management System (BMS). The Metasys BMS provides the facility manager with the instrumentation and control required to coordinate, regulate, and manage the HVAC equipment, lighting, security management, and fire protection systems within a large industrial and commercial facility. The Metasys systems can incorporate devices that speak the N2 protocol.

Metasys N2 Interoperability

A facility manager may need to integrate devices that speak Modbus, LonWorks or BACnet into a Metasys BMS. Furthermore, the facility manager might wish to integrate a Fire Alarm Control Panel from a vendor that speaks a different proprietary protocol into the Metasys BMS. The FieldServer Metasys protocol gateway can present various devices, no matter what protocol they speak, as N2 devices so that they can be integrated into the Metasys BMS. Integrators and installers use our gateways for their flexibility, reliability, and ease-of-use, while OEMs often incorporate the FieldServer protocol gateway technology into their devices in lieu of doing their own protocol development.

Products

The FieldServer Metasys protocol gateway can present various devices, no matter what protocol they speak, as N2 devices so that they can be integrated into the Metasys BMS. Buyers usually order one of the hardware platforms below with the N2 driver, and specify the other drivers they want loaded on it.

Metasys N2 Converters and Gateways for Integrators

Integrators value the flexibility and ease-of-use offered by the FieldServer protocol gateways because it allows them to complete their integration projects quickly and with low risk. The following products are available to integrators:

Metasys N2 Converters and Gateways for OEMs

OEMs embed the FieldServer protocol gateways with their products as it enables them to become Metasys-compatible without increasing R&D costs. The following products are available to OEMs:

Protocol Drivers

Metasys N2 protocol converters and gateways are ordered with the following protocol driver:

The gateway is also ordered with one or more of the following protocols depending on what devices or device networks are being are being connected to the Metasys BMS: