Adquio, Casambi and the expansions
In this post we are going to see how expansions are installed in Adquio controllers to allow their use from Casambi networks.
The first thing we must say is that this type of installation must be carried out by specialized personnel. We are talking about control devices, and these are installed in electrical panels where authorization is normally required to access.
We are going to review the attached image and explain each of its parts and how they are connected:
- At the top left, we have a cloud that represents an example of a network of Casambi devices, communicating with each other via Bluetooth.
- This network must go out to the Internet and for them a Gateway is used, in the image we see that this work is being done by an Adquio Screen Casambi Gateway, this device connects via Bluetooth to the Casambi network and through the other to a router that gives you access to the internet.
- After this, the data is already available in the Casambi API.
- Now Adquio enters the scene, which connects with this Casambi API, and with this, it can receive data from said network in real time or send commands so that the Casambi devices act. As we explained in the previous article, there are two ways to interact, depending on whether the origin of the order is inside or outside the Casambi network.
- Now we go with the expansion devices. These are connected to the Adquio controller through a single two-wire bus called Modbus, one of the simplest, most powerful and efficient on the market. Each of the Adquio buses supports up to 250 devices, although in reality more than 30 are not usually installed. In addition, and as seen in the image, Adquio has 4 of these buses. As you can see, the expandability is not compromised. In the image two Adquio multi IOs are shown as expansion devices, but additionally you can imagine any device that supports Modbus, BACnet, MQTT, etc. from climate machines, thermostats… to solar inverters.
- Adquio can act as a gateway so that other BMS can work with the information provided by the Casambi network, but the BMS that is already directly, securely and easily integrated is obviously our Adquio Cloud BMS.
This architecture that we show you, is totally scalable by any of its points. You can connect all the Casambi networks you need, from one, as in the example, to hundreds. As we have already mentioned in other articles, each Adquio can manage up to 4 Casambi networks, so if you need more, you just have to place more Adquios. Of course, when scaling, all this infrastructure needs different solutions, but we have already explained all of these in previous articles. If you are interested here below we leave them to you.
- Adquio in large Casambi facilities
- Adquio in very large Casambi facilities
- Wy Adquio and Adquio Cloud are superior
With this, we end this entry. As always hoping that it will be useful to you.