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Babel Buster BB2-6040 Modbus ZigBee Gateway
Babel Buster BB2-6040 is a Modbus client/server device that functions as a ZigBee Coordinator and gateway. Data from ZigBee sensors will appear as Modbus registers on Modbus TCP and/or Modbus RTU. Data written to Modbus registers can also be propagated to ZigBee actuators by the BB2-6040.

Babel Buster BB2-6040 Modbus ZigBee Gateway

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Babel Buster BB2-6040
Modbus to ZigBee Gateway

Control Solutions’ Babel Buster® BB2-6040 is a Modbus® client/server device that functions as a ZigBee Coordinator and gateway. The ZigBee capabilities are identical to the BB2-7040 BACnet/ZigBee gateway. After setting up the appropriate mappings in the BB2-6040, data from ZigBee sensors will appear as Modbus registers via Modbus TCP or Modbus RTU. Data written to Modbus registers can also be propagated to ZigBee actuators by the BB2-6040.

The BB2-6040 operates primarily in Listen mode, simply waiting for ZigBee devices to report in. When the ZigBee devices do report in, the BB2-6040 searches its known device list and data maps to see if the reported data should be saved as a local Modbus register.

The collection of Modbus registers found in the BB2-6040 will maintain the most recently received ZigBee data. Other Modbus masters may query the BB2-6040 server to obtain that most recent data accessed as a holding register. 

Modbus masters may write to any of the BB2-6040’s holding registers to send data to a ZigBee device when mapped for writing. The BB2-6040 will transmit to the ZigBee device, and a properly configured ZigBee device will receive the transmission at the end of its sleep period.

The BB2-6040 may also function as a master, and will use holding register writes to share data with Modbus slaves. The BB2-6040 therefore has the ability to transfer data between ZigBee devices and other Modbus devices that operate as a slave only. 

Access to ZigBee devices based on the Digi/MaxStream RF modules can be configured using fill-in-the-blank templates. Raw ZigBee access is supported for any other variation of device. You can use the BB2-6040’s built in Script Basic to program more complex ZigBee related algorithms if you wish. Access to the ZigBee port is handled via Basic’s file I/O statements (e.g. print #1).

The BB2-6040 firmware is field upgradeable. As new features and preconfigured devices are added to the library, you will be able to add these features with a simple file upload to upgrade. Control Solutions does not charge extra for upgrades, even when upgrading to add features.

• Universal, fully configurable
• No extra software or drivers to buy
• Embedded web interface for user setup

• Read/Write ZigBee devices via Modbus registers
• Functions as ZigBee Coordinator (Router optional)
• Integer and floating point register support
• Virtual Modbus device register remapping
• Modbus RTU RS-485 master and slave
• Modbus TCP client and server
• Bidirectional communication between Modbus and ZigBee
• Supports up to 100 ZigBee devices, up to 300 data points
• User programmable with Script Basic
• Embedded web server supports User HTML web pages
• Hardened EIA-485 transceiver for RTU port
• Powered by 12-24V AC/DC 50/60 Hz
• Power Consumption: 0.2A @ 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

• Advanced Programming Features

• User programmable with Script Basic
• Send commands from Basic directly to ZigBee
• Receive data from ZigBee in Basic program
• Embedded web server supports User HTML pages

BB2-6040 initial release provides a user friendly API for processing raw data packets from generic ZigBee devices. Support for ZigBee Device Objects (ZDO) is in development. The BB2-6040 is field upgradeable with a simple FTP upload to the device. Upgrades are offered to existing customers at no charge, including feature enhancement upgrades.