Multiport Gateway

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Multiport Gateway

The FieldServer Multiport Protocol Gateway (FS-B35XX) is an extremely flexible tool for integrators looking to connect devices to the cloud and on different physical networks, using different links, and speaking different protocols.

With support for 1,000 points, the Multiport Gateway can easily handle multiple protocol drivers and multiple translations simultaneously with no slowdown in performance. Its unmatched multi-protocol flexibility, ease-of-use, wide deployment, and world-class technical support make the Multiport Protocol Gateway a true Swiss Army knife of systems integration.

Multiport Protocol Gateway

The product includes four serial connections (two RS-232, two RS-485), two 10/100 Ethernet ports, and a LonWorks (Free Topology - FT) port. The multiple ports and support for simultaneous protocol execution allow the Multiport Gateway to be used in the most complex integration scenarios. The availability of the second Ethernet port enables the integrator to connect a PC to download configuration changes without disturbing the system connections and without the additional cost of an external hub for the protocol gateway.

Multiport Protocol Gateway units can be configured in the field, with all the necessary instructions and software included with the product. If the user prefers the unit to be pre-configured prior to delivery, Sierra Monitor offers a custom configuration service.

This product is protected by FieldSafe.

1. SMC Device Cloud support

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

2. 140+ protocols

Allows integrator to complete any project with any protocol on-time

3. BTL, LonMark Certifications

Full compliance with standards allows integrator to complete projects quickly without downstream interoperability issues

4. 1000 to 10000 points

Sized for the largest integration projects

5. Flexible and lower cost connectivity options

RS-485 x 2, Ethernet x 2, LonWorks (FT), RS-232 x 2

6. FieldServer Toolbox

Perform quick diagnostics, troubleshooting, easy IP details set-up, and status updates

7. Memory Utilization Monitoring

View application memory statistics to enable optimal matching of device models and configurations to specific applications

8. Firmware Updates

Easily update the firmware or configuration of the Multiport Gateway through a USB flash drive or the Toolbox

Field Connections

Ethernet Ports: 2

  • 100 BaseT RJ45 connector (auto MDIX and sensing) with ESD protection

Serial Ports: 5

  • 2 x RJ45 RS-232 galvanically isolated with ESD protection
  • 2 x RS-485 galvanically isolated with ESD protection
  • 1 x RJ45 RS-232 system port

LonWorks: 1

  • FTT-10 twisted pair
  • 1000 Network variable capability
  • LonWorks service pin

Auxiliary Ports: 2

  • 2 x USB ports
  • Expansion: Fieldbus connectors available for selected protocols
Drivers Drivers available for a wide range of Ethernet and serial protocols
Environment Operating temperature: 32o to 140oF (0o to 60oC)
Relative humidity: 10-90% RH non-condensing
Power Requirements 24 VAC (+/- 10%) or 12-30 VDC @ 12W
Other Configuration/Diagnostic utilities
Base system has 1000 point capability (upgradable to 10,000 points)
Enclosure Dimensions:  2.0 x 6.3 x 5.4 in. (5.0 x 16.0 x 13.7 cm)
Weight:  2.5 lb. (1.5 Kg)
Mounting Options Desktop, Wall, Panel
Optional: DIN rail
Options Memory upgrade for additional data points
Custom Configuration Services
Approvals CE Marked
CSA Certified to UL-916 Standard and CSA @ 22.2
DNP3 Conformance
FCC Part 15
LonMark Certified
Modbus Tested
RoHS Compliant
GOST-R Certified

FieldServer Automation Protocols and Essentials

Get an inside look on FieldServer Training Courses hosted by Sierra Monitor.

FieldServer QuickStart Training Series

Understand essential FieldServer concepts through multiple sessions that provide walkthroughs, common mistakes, and troubleshooting methods.

a. Check that the Network Number on the Gateway is unique.
b. Verify the Baud Rate on the Gateway configuration page.
c. If using a ProtoNode Gateway, switch to the “Single-Node’ Profile BACnet/IP

Yes, this can be changed in the config.csv file. Please reference Section 5.1 in the BACnet IP driver manual to see how to set this parameter.

The field device that is configured on the Client-Side of your Gateway is probably not communicating. Please check the Connection Overview

The Multiport Gateway does not come pre-configured by default. The Multiport will contain an example configuration file that will include the drivers that were ordered. This configuration will need to be expanded to match the application. MSA offers a Custom Configuration Service where our Configuration Engineers can build the config.csv which can then be emailed or pre-loaded before shipping. Please contact your Regional Sales Manager for more information.

Please contact MSA Technical support at smc-support@msasafety.com and list the protocols that you are trying to convert. Our Technical Support Engineers will provide a sample config.csv file.

Your Multiport Gateway may have a corrupted license file or has exceeded the point count license on it. Please take a diagnostic capture of your Multiport Gateway and send it to technical support at smc-support@msasafety.com.

a. There are two different hardware models of Multiport Gateway, please review the following Enotes to find the procedure that matches your Gateway.

  1. Enote FieldServer Recovery Instructions
  2. Enote FieldServer Next Generation Recovery Instructions

b. If the Enote does not recover the Gateway, please contact Technical Support at smc-support@msasafety.com.

Please reference the following Enote to see how the Gateway calculates the data points.

Yes, please contact Technical Support at smc-support@msasafety.com and ask for the DSW32.exe simulation program. Please reference Section 3.4 in the FieldServer Configuration Manual for instructions on how to use this simulator.

Recovery Mode occurs when an internal Module of the Multiport Gateway firmware has suffered a crash or corruption. A firmware upgrade will be required to resolve.

i. Take a Diagnostic Capture and Contact Technical Support.

  1. Download and install the FieldServer Toolbox.
  2. Connect to the Gateway’s Ethernet port
  3. Hit the Diagnostic button on the FieldServer Toolbox
  4. Take a 5-minute, Full Diagnostic of the Gateway
  5. Email the zip file to smc-support@msasafety.com. Be sure to include your observations and what you would like Technical Support to check.

a. Check the Graphical User Interface

  1. Download and install the FieldServer Toolbox.
  2. Connect to the Gateway’s Ethernet port
  3. Use the toolbox to connect to the Gateway
  4. On the Navigation Tree, navigate to View->Connections
  5. Check the Tx Msg and Rx Msg columns for the Protocol. If both columns are incrementing, then the Gateway is communicating to the field device.

b. Take a Diagnostic Capture and Contact Technical Support

  1. Download and install the FieldServer Toolbox.
  2. Connect to the Gateway’s Ethernet port
  3. Hit the Diagnostic button on the FieldServer Toolbox
  4. Take a 5-minute, Full Diagnostic of the Gateway
  5. Email the zip file to smc-support@msasafety.com. Be sure to include your observations and what you would like Technical Support to check.