The Contemporary Controls BASrouter has been enhanced to include operation over the full industrial temperature range of −40° to +75°C.

The BASrouter was originally specified to operate over the 0° to +60° temperature range, which is completely suitable for indoor working environments.

However, some customers wished to utilize the router in outdoor or remote locations, where ambient temperature control was not available, and it needed to withstand harsher environmental conditions. In response to these requests, and at no additional cost to customers, we have upgraded the semiconductors and other electronic components of this router to include the full industrial temperature range of −40° to +75°C (−40°F to +167°F).

The BASrouter is a compact BACnet multi-network router which provides versatile stand-alone routing between BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet (ISO 8802-3), and BACnet MS/TP networks. The BACnet router is web page configurable and it is powered by 24 VAC/VDC.

The BAS Router is housed in a metal case that mounts on 35-mm DIN-rail. There is one MS/TP port and one 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port.

The MS/TP port offers an optically isolated transceiver with a removable 3-pin terminal block for the EIA-485 connection. The Ethernet port offers a shielded RJ-45 connector. Auto-negotiation and Auto-MDIX allow this port to automatically match connections to the attached equipment. Therefore, either straight-through or crossover CAT5/6 cable can be used for Ethernet network connection.

A resident web server allows for commissioning, and troubleshooting using a standard web browser. Three LEDs are provided: The power LED glows green when proper power is provided. A bicolor Ethernet LED glows green for 100 Mbps, and yellow for 10 Mbps, and indicates activity by flashing. The MS/TP LED flashes green when valid MS/TP traffic is received. When flashing continuously and without long interruptions, the MS/TP receive LED is a good indicator that the MS/TP network is operational.