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02 July 2013

Product Launch: ebm-papst A&NZ EC-FAN GATEWAY

ebm-papst A&NZ have recently launched the EC-FAN GATEWAY, a user-configurable BACnet protocol communications gateway, contributing to the company’s ever increasing portfolio of communication products.


The EC-FAN GATEWAY is a user-configurable BACnet protocol communications gateway that provides a bridging platform for information flow between BACnet and MODBUS protocols.

This smart device is an easy-to-use controller that can be applied to managing HVAC applications, but above all a special accessory for the connectivity of all MODBUS-protocol ebm-papst fans to the most commonly used building management system, BACnet.

The program and its parameters are saved to FLASH memory and EEPROM. This results in the EC-FAN GATEWAY retaining programmable data irrespective of any power failures and thus eliminates the requirement of a back up battery. The program can be loaded via PC.

The device will be supplied in a kit, which includes the gateway equipped with a BACnet/Ethernet serial card.

An accessory serial card interface (BACnet/ RS485-MSTP card) is sold separately. This serial card interface provides the option for the customer if the desired method of communication is to be via RS485-MSTP. The primary difference between both these cards is that the BACnet, Ethernet serial card utilises Ethernet TCP messages to send and receive messages whereas communication via the BACnet/ RS485-MSTP card is done via RS485.

The EC-FAN GATEWAY KIT BACnet-MODBUS and EC-FAN GATEWAY ACCESSORY - BACnet/ RS485-MSTP card are available ex stock from Melbourne.

Simon Bradwell
Managing Director
Phone: (03) 9360 6400
Fax: (03) 9360 6464
E-Mail: sales@ebmpapst.com.au
Internet: www.ebmpapst.com.au