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BACnetP2: Integrating Siemens Apogee P2 Systems with BACnet

This gateway software provides for an elegant integration of a Siemens Apogee system to any BACnet client software. With the help of the Apogee P2 protocol support, this gateway software gives fast access to the Apogee system data points for both read and write operations as achieved by the Siemens Insight building management software.

Insight is not required for the use of BACnetP2. The driver is a P2 device and relies only on the actual panels. Insight can be replaced with a more modern BAS if desired. For example, Insight can be upgraded to the newer Siemens Desigo front-end and BACnetP2 will work perfectly.

Connections and Mapping of Siemens P2 systems

The BACnetP2 gateway software can be connected to an Apogee legacy P2 over RS485 network. Connection to an Apogee P2 /Ethernet network is also supported including multi BLN configurations.

The software automatically maps the complete Apogee system to BACnet for easy use with BACnet discovery tools. Each Apogee panel is mapped to a separate BACnet device object. Likewise each ApogeeTEC device is mapped to a separate BACnet device object.

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Minimum Impact. Maximum Capability

The integration has a very low impact on the Apogee system. The BACnetP2 software appears on the Apogee system as a native Apogee panel device which only increases the network load by a small amount, typically a few percent. BACnetP2 allows you to integrate Siemens Apogee panel and TEC device data providing full read and write access to all Apogee device points with very fast data acquisition.

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Minimum System Requirements

The BACnetP2 software is a Linux software application. Windows is not currently supported although the gateway software can be run on Windows from a Linux virtual machine.

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS AMD64 (server or desktop)*
CPU Atom 1.8 GHz
RAM 2 GByte
DISK 100 Gbyte
RS485 adapter (Legacy P2 /RS485 only)*  

*ADDITIONAL HARDWARE: The hardware required depends on the configuration you choose to use. Continue reading about the four configurations available and the additional hardware required.

Cyber Security

BACnetP2 will not introduce any cyber security risks to the Building Automation System. It runs on a Linux device or Virtual Machine running Linux which allows customers to lock the device down to different specifications to suit their requirements.

Download BACnetP2

If you would like to download and try the BACnetP2 software gateway to see how it works with your system, please go to BACnetP2 Downloads, where you will find software, setup manuals, information and more.

The software download is the full version, which has a built-in 16 day demo licence, so that you can decide if BACnetP2 is right for you before purchasing. No strings attached.