BB2-7040 BACnet to ZigBee Gateway

Control Solutions’ Babel Buster® BB2-7040 is a is a BACnet to ZigBee Wireless gateway used to connect MaxStream ZigBee devices to BACnet MS/TP or BACnet IP networks.

BB2-7040 Functionality

• BACnet IP client and server
• BACnet MS/TP client and server
• ZigBee coordinator
• Connect ZigBee devices to BACnet network
• Subscribe to COV on ZigBee changes
• Subscribe to COV on BACnet changes
• Up to 400 BACnet objects
• Up to 100 ZigBee devices
• Universal, fully configurable
• No extra software or drivers to buy
• Configured via internal web server

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Babel Buster BB2-7040 BACnet to ZigBee Gateway

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Control Solutions’ Babel Buster® BB2-7040 is a BACnet client/server device that functions as a ZigBee Coordinator and gateway. After setting up the appropriate mappings in the BB2-7040, data from ZigBee sensors will appear as BACnet objects on BACnet IP and/or BACnet MS/TP. Data written to BACnet objects can also be propagated to ZigBee actuators by the BB2-7040.

The BB2-7040 expects most ZigBee endpoints to be low power devices that spend most of their time sleeping. Therefore the traditional gateway behavior of polling slave devices will not work. The BB2-7040 operates primarily in Listen mode, simply waiting for ZigBee devices to report in. When the ZigBee devices do report in, the BB2-7040 searches its known device list and data maps to see if the reported data should be saved as a local BACnet object's Present Value.

The collection of BACnet objects found in the BB2-7040 will maintain the most recently received ZigBee data as their Present Value. Other BACnet clients may then query the BB2-7040 server to obtain that most recent data using a simple Read Property request.

BACnet clients may use a Write Property request to any of the BB2-7040's output objects to send data to a ZigBee device when mapped for writing. The BB2-7040 will transmit to the ZigBee device, and a properly configured ZigBee device will receive the transmission at the end of its sleep period.

The BB2-7040 may also function as a BACnet client, and will use Read and Write Property requests to share data with other BACnet servers (slaves). The BB2-7040 therefore has the ability to transfer data between ZigBee devices and other BACnet devices that operate as a slave only.

The BB2-7040 includes its own internal web server that provides a web based user interface for configuring the BB2-7040. Configuration is done using simple templates, and each web page has an online help section at the bottom.

Screen shot from BB2-7040 ZigBee to BACnet Gateway

Click the link below to view a demo copy of the entire Web UI in the BB2-7040.

 BB2-7040 Demo Web


BB2-7040 Features

• Read/Write ZigBee devices via BACnet objects
• Functions as ZigBee Coordinator (Router optional)
• AI, AO, AV, BI, BO, BV, MSI, MSO, MSV objects
• COV, COVP subscription support
• BBMD support
• Bidirectional communication between BACnet and ZigBee
• Commandable BACnet objects implement priority array
• Hardened EIA-485 transceiver for MS/TP port
• MS/TP baud rates: 9600, 19200, 38400, 76800
• Powered by 10-30VDC or 12-24VAC 50/60 Hz
• Power Consumption: 0.3A @ 24VDC
• Transmit power: 50mW North America, 10mW Europe
• DIN rail mounting, 100mm H x 70mm W x 60mm D
    (excluding antenna, RPSMA connector)
• Pluggable screw terminal blocks
• Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C
• Humidity 5% to 90%
• FCC, CE Mark
• Listed to UL 916 and (Canadian) C22.2 No. 205-M1983

BB2-7040 Video Library

Watch these videos for an introduction to configuring the gateway. It's easier than reading!

Introduction to the BB2-7040 BACnet to ZigBee Gateway - Short Version

Introduction to the BB2-7040 BACnet to ZigBee Gateway - Full Review

Configuring ZigBee Devices

Our most extensive technical support is provided by the same engineering staff that developed the products. Your personal attention from this staff is available via the support ticket system.

No user/password is required to open a new ticket. Once you open a ticket, you will immediately receive an email with your ticket number. Your ticket number becomes your login to review your ticket(s) later. Click the Support Ticket icon anywhere you see it. (If you do not get an email with your ticket number, within minutes, check your junk folder, spam settings, etc, and try again if necessary.)

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