• Key Features
  • Standard Features
  • Advanced Features
  • Device Support
  • Protocols / Networks
  • Available Languages
  • Videos & App Notes
  • Help Files & Release Notes
  • Technical Blog
  • Additional Resources

Bristol/IP Key Features Include

  • Maximum Number of Channels & Devices: 
    • Channels - 256
    • Devices per Channel - 8192
    • NOTE: Practical channel/device limits will vary depending on your available system resources and communications architecture
  • Address and Symbolic Read/Write Support
  • Supports communications serialization (multiple protocols over same communications link)
  • Bristol/IP Error Messaging
  • Multi-Level Network Support

Standard Bristol/IP Features Include

Bristol/IP Advanced Features Include

  • Supports communications routing up to 6 levels through a local Bristol device client to Bristol device servers.
  • Automatic Tag Database Generation through .SIG File import from OpenBSI Software
  • Channel Serialization - Use multiple drivers/protocols on the same communications channel (Great for Radio Communications)

Supported Devices Include (Don't See Your Device Listed? Contact Us)

  • ControlWave Micro Series
    • CWP/LPS/CWR 02.00 or Above Firmware Revision
  • Network 3000 Series (DPC 33xx Models) with BSAP IP (Ethernet) support
    • 386EX Protected Mode DPC3330 and DPC 3335 with PES03/PEX03 or newer Firmware is required.
  • Device Client or Device Server Support

Supported Protocols / Networks

  • Protocols:
    • Bristol Standard Asynchronous Protocol (BSAP) over IP
      • NOTE:  No Local openBSI Required!
  • Networks:
    • UDP/IP Ethernet

Available Languages

  • English

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