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IP Router MECip couples KNX TP with KNX IP/ Internet

Without Additional Power Supply but with Web-Frontend for Online Update

Description

The MECip is a IP line/backbone coupler providing a data connection between the upper KNXnet/IP side and the lower KNX TP side. For commissioning the integrated KNX tunneling interface can be used to connect to the ETS. In case of misconfiguration the MECip has an integrated mechanism to reduce traffic. The 6 duo-LED display shows accurately the filtering condition as well as bus status and telegram traffic on each line.

Web-Frontend and Online Update

The Web-frontend of the MECip monitors the KNX Busload on each line in real-time. Status info readout on actual device settings and a firmware online updater is also offered via the Web-frontend. Accessing the interface device can be accomplished via UPnP, via the MAC address or via the IP address. The IP address can be assigned statically or dynamically (DHCP).

Filter Function

The MECip is able to filter the traffic according to the installation place in the bus system hierarchy or according to the built in filter tables for group oriented communication. The MECip supports long telegrams and features an configurable "Manual Function" that can be activated by a single button press. On activiation the MECip temporarily switches to individually-configured filtering conditions. With reducing the bus load this routing function is helpful during commissioning, debugging and even for trouble shooting.For commissioning and testing the MECip is able to turn off the message filter by a single button press.

Available Functions

  • Real-time monitoring of telegram traffic on IP and KNX TP by Web-frontend
  • Suppress device configuration on IP from the KNX TP Line
  • Enable/disable filter functions
  • Filtering of telegrams by physical addresses
  • Filtering of telegrams by group addresses
  • Suppression of unnecessary device oriented telegrams
  • Reduction of unnecessary retransmissions
  • IACKs sent on own frame for data throughput increase

Features Summary

  • Galvanic isolation between Ethernet and KNX TP
  • Integrated KNX tunneling interface
  • Tunneling protocols enable commissioning, monitoring and diagnostics via ETS
  • Firmware can be updated by Web interface
  • Support of long messages (max. 240 byte APDU length)
  • Web-frontend shows diagnostic information
  • Lower installation cost due to no additional PSU needed
  • 6 duo-LEDs show filtering, bus status and telegram traffic on each line
  • ETS database for version 4 and higher
  • Installation module for 35mm top-hat rails (DIN, TH35)

All TAPKO KNX devices are KNX certified, CE approved and available as OEM version

KNX 20 Jahre