The PC- and Ethernet-based control solution from Beckhoff is ideally suited for building automation due to its open interfaces based on IT and Windows standards. With the resolute application of Ethernet from the sensor/actuator level via the PC level to the management level, all building users share a common data network. This means, for example, that intelligent components such as operating panels can communicate directly with the higher-level PC controller via the network cabling.
The Beckhoff Bus Terminal system for the interfacing of data points not only supports all common sensors and actuators, but also integrates all main bus systems via corresponding Bus Coupler types. With over 400 different Bus Terminals, Beckhoff offers the right technology for all data points. The retroﬁtting of building functions is greatly simpliﬁed with the Bus Terminals. Subordinate subsystems such as EIB, LON, DALI, MP-Bus, M-Bus or RS232/RS485 serial interfaces can be integrated via communication Bus Terminals.