BACnet Explorer NG

The Next Generation BACnet Explorer

BACnet Explorer NG

Are you tired of restrictive, old-school BACnet Explorer software packages? Step up to the world of the cloud-connected FieldServer BACnet Explorer Next Generation (NG) from Sierra Monitor.

At its core, the BACnet Explorer NG does what a standard Explorer can do: it automatically discovers BACnet MS/TP and BACnet/IP devices and includes write capabilities to test newly installed devices or to debug the network.

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Connect to the BACnet Explorer NG Wirelessly Anywhere, Anytime

While traditional Explorer packages require a user to be physically sitting at the PC in order to run the Explorer application, users can access the BACnet Explorer NG from literally anywhere. The BACnet Explorer NG platform has Wi-Fi connectivity built-in and acts as a Wi-Fi client or an access point. This allows any PC, tablet, or smartphone to connect to it over Wi-Fi and run the web application pages served by the BACnet Explorer NG. If the application does not have a Wi-Fi infrastructure in place, the user can use an Ethernet connection to perform the same functions.

In addition, the BACnet Explorer NG has BBMD as a standard feature, which enables all BBMD BACnet networks to be viewed for testing and debugging. For testing BACnet devices, the devices can be written to via the BACnet Explorer NG.

1. Standard Explorer functions

Discover, test, and debug BACnet networks and devices

2. Wireless connection

Connect to building management systems or the cloud via Wi-Fi or Cellular connection

3. Plug-and-Play

Explore BACnet networks without needing a RS-485 dongle and any other external hardware

4. Simultaneous multi-user access

Connect multiple users at the same time without the need to purchase additional software key licenses

5. BBMD Support

Explore all BBMD BACnet networks when BBMD networks are configured

6. Easy accessibility

Browse from your PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone

7. Application Engine support

Immediately enhance the value of your products while improving organizational productivity with local applications

  • Monitor View: Access and continuously monitor your entire BACnet network or specific BACnet devices
  • Historian: Log selected data points and generate reports for analysis
8. Wi-Fi access point

Directly connect your mobile device to the BACnet Explorer NG without having to be on the facility's LAN or WAN to access the local applications

  • Modern configuration: Easily configure your BACnet Explorer NG from your smartphone on the go
9. SMC Device Cloud support

Register your BACnet Explorer to the SMC Cloud interface for remote access to local applications, configuration, and device management

10. Secure data transfer

Using SMC Cloud REST APIs

Model Numbers

FS-BENG-W (Wi-Fi)
FS-BENG-C (Cellular)

Both models include PSU and termination screwdriver

Radio Specifications

Radio Specifications

  • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Channels: 1 to 11 (inclusive)
  • Antenna Type: SMA
  • Encryption: TKIP, WPA & AES

Cellular

  • Features: 3G & GPS
  • Antenna Type: SMA
  • HSDPA: 21.0 Mbps
  • HSUPA: 5.76 Mbps
Enclosure

Dimensions: (H x W x D)

  • x 2.9 x 1.6 in. (11.5 x 7.4 x 4.1 cm)

Weight: 0.4 lbs (0.2 kg)

Environment

Operating temperature: -40° to 75°C (-40° to 167°F)
Relative humidity: 5-90% RH non-condensing

Communication

Serial RS-485

  • Galvanic isolation
  • Baud: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 76800

Ethernet

  • 10/100BaseT
  • MDIX
  • DHCP
Other

Web configuration
Toolbox diagnostic utility
Table, Wall mount
DIN rail mount included

Power Requirements

9-30VDC or 12-24VAC
Current draw @ 12V: 240 mA

Approvals

CE & FCC
TUV approved to UL 916, EN 60950-1, EN 50491-3 and CSA C22.2 standards
CSA C22.2 standards
GOST-R Certified
RoHS Compliant
PTCRB and CTIA