Course 201 - LonWorks Network Design (KB913)

LonWorks® Network Design

Course Description

Course Duration: 3 Days  (24 hours)

In this course students will learn how to quickly design and deploy LonWorks networks correctly the first time.  Students will practice each phase of the network design process including selecting network components, choosing appropriate network architectures, installing network infrastructure and network devices, programming the network, verifying network/device health, optimizing network performance, performing maintenance,  and documenting the network design and its performance. The class provides design concepts, demonstrates network tools, provides useful job aids and lab exercises that emphasize hands-on experience in performing the end to end implementation of a LonWorks network.

Who Should Attend
This course is a must for anyone who is working with LonWorks networks including:

  • Network Integrators
  • Network Design Engineers
  • Control Technicians
  • Network Installation Technicians
  • Device Development Engineers
  • Sales Engineers

Course Prerequisites

  • Working knowledge of Windows 98 or Windows NT / 2000 / XP
  • A basic understanding of LonWorks concepts and terminology
  • Complete the pre-course reading and LonWorks Basics Quiz 

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify network architectures and select network components
  • Install a LonWorks network infrastructure
  • Program a network by configuring devices and connecting network variables
  • Apply network programs to physical networks
  • Test and verify network and device performance
  • Optimize network performance
  • Maintain network devices, design, and infrastructure
  • Document network resources and performance

What You Will Learn

Identifying and Selecting Network Components
  • Defining the tasks and requirements for your projects
  • Identifying network architectures
  • Identifying installation & maintenance scenarios
  • Identifying channel types, infrastructure devices and application devices

Testing & Verifying Networks

  • Verifying application device health
  • Verifying network communications
  • Verifying infrastructure devices
  • Verifying cabling and termination

Installing Physical Networks

  • Installing cabling
  • Installing infrastructure devices
  • Installing application devices

Fine-tuning Networks

  • Identifying possible changes
  • Modifying infrastructure
  • Optimizing connection properties
  • Re-evaluating and optimizing configuration properties

Programming Networks

  • Acquiring External Interfaces
  • Configuring Devices and Objects
  • Binding Network Variables

Maintaining Networks

  • Replacing and updating application devices
  • Moving network tools
  • Maintaining the LNS server

Applying Programs to Physical Networks

  • Acquiring Neuron® Ids
  • Commissioning routers
  • Commissioning devices and propagating the program

Documenting Networks

  • Creating an operating manual or user's guide
  • Documenting network resources 
  • Documenting device, channel, and network health

Laboratory Work
This is an intensive hands on class with major portion of class time spent performing exercises to reinforce the skills needed to successfully design, implement, and maintain a LonWorks network.

What You Will Receive
Echelon® will provide each student with a course manual, handouts, a course CD, and
a set of job aids to assist you in your network design projects.  Echelon will provide lunches and refreshments during the training days.  At the conclusion of the class, you will receive a certificate of completion and a list with the companies, student names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all class participants.


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