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Preconfiguration "PmMBus - Communication set with data and panel for non-defined device"

Configuration of the PmMBus communication driver with test panel.
 
This preconfiguration can be activated when creating a new object (e.g. by "New object ..." in the local object menu or after pressing the Insert key after selecting the object) and is included in the group: " / Communication / M-BUS communication protocol".

This preconfiguration can be used with the objects: PmaFolder or PmaRoot.

 
- The preconfiguration creates an object of the PmaFolder type containing PmaComm object with PmaCommGroup subobject and following objects: PmaPanel.
- The preconfiguration is created including the panel (object of the PmaPanel type) is functional also a Web panel.
- The panel is used for communication testing and it is not essential for the functionality.
 
The preconfiguration allows to choose two types of connection with the computer:
- via the computer's serial port using the RS232/M-Bus converter
- via Ethernet using the Ethernet/M-Bus converter

The created preconfigured connection is functional usually immediately. Otherwise it is necessary to obtain the connection parameters specified by the device manufacturer or in the documentation: PmMBus - Driver for communication by the M-BUS protokol.

These configurators can be set before the preconfiguration is created:
The name of created objectName of the object created in the tree of Pma objects. The maximum name length is 30 characters. This is a system name, so it must contain only alphanumeric and must not contain any diacritics, empty string, spaces and the first character must not be a number.

Default: "CommMBus"

Communication type
Network TCP/IP communication (default)
Serial communication
Network addressNetwork address to which the communication will be connected. The address can be entered by both IP address (e.g. 192.168.0.15) or by name (e.g. server11).

Macro expression can be used for input (it is evaluated after starting the application).

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the Ethernet-client > Network address" configurator will be set to this value.

Values defined in the M-Bus/Ethernet converter.

TCP/UDP port numberEthernet port number for communication.

Values defined in the M-Bus/Ethernet converter.

Ethernet transfer typeDeatiled Ethernet protocol type specification.
TCP (default) - Allows unlimited, security checked data transfers. The data is transferred by separate portions so-called packets.
UDP - Only limited data transfers are allowed (often limited to 500 bytes). The data transfer is very fast.
Close the connection after each transmissionThis option sets the following configurators simultaneously:

Not connect until first transfer. See: PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the Ethernet-client > Not connect until first transfer

Close connection after every transfer. See: PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the Ethernet-client > Close connection after every transfer

Serial portSelection of the communication serial port.

The value can be change by the OpenPort method. The value can be detected by method GetProtParam(""SerPort"").

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the serial link > Serial port" configurator will be set to this value.

Not set - The object is not connected to any port after starting the application and the serial port can be selected dynamically by the algorithm (by the PmaComm.OpenPort method).
COM1, COM2,..,COM66 - The specified serial port is opened after starting the application. This port must be correctly configured and accessible in the OS Windows (no one can use it).

For serial link each PmaComm object must have defined another communication port. For example, if one PmaComm object communicates through COM1, then next PmaComm object can communicate for example through COM2 (COM3, ...) but it mustn't communicate through COM1.

Baud rateSelection of the baud rate (bps, bit per second).

This configurator sets the initial value of the BaudRate property.

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaComm > Setting the parameters of the serial link > Baud rate" configurator will be set to this value.

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Default meter addressValid device address within the M-Bus network. Default meter address See:Description of the "PmaCommGroup > Parameters > Special Parameters" configurator
Communication refresh rate [ms]The time period in milliseconds to be used for reading the current data by the PROMOTIC application.

After the preconfiguration is created, the "PmaCommGroup > Parameters > Communication refresh rate [ms]" configurator will be set to this value.

Create panel "Meter value information"Creates a configured PmaCommMsg object and panel for detecting information regarding the connected device
Create panel "Received data"Creates a panel that monitors the statistics of communication values
Panel titleDisplayed in the panel header

History:
Pm8.00.05: Created
PROMOTIC 9.0.11 SCADA system documentation - MICROSYS, spol. s r.o.

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