InteliSys NTC BaseBox is a controller with a broad range of communication and PLC capabilities for single or multiple gen-sets operating in stand-by or parallel mode. Intended primarily for CHP and switchgear applications, it will help you with secure on-site and remote monitoring of various installations such micro CHP, datacentres, hospitals or banks.
Control your complex installations safely and easily with our InteliSys NTC Basebox controller, ensuring greater safety, easy communication, and minimal downtime.
The InteliSys NTC Basebox offers:
AirGateComAp’s controllers incorporate AirGate connection technology to make access to the internet as simple as possible.
AirGate enables our controllers to connect to the internet using the existing network infrastructure, negotiating firewalls and VPN systems and removing the requirement for static and public IP addresses.
for easy connection to your equipment remotely, without worrying about your asset’s IP address
Built-in PLCComAp has integrated Programable Logic Controller tightly with our standard line of controllers. This helps our customers to cut costs, minimise points of failure for advanced systems, and overcome any challenge that may occur. interpreter helping with the use of ComAp's free PLC Editor
User-defined protections and setpoints on top of default protection
Controller redundancyRedundancy in critical backup power systems is essential to ensure that the power is never compromised. Our controllers allow for installing a second controller to continuously monitor for potential failure. minimising solution downtime and ensuring the power isn’t compromised
More precise measuring with a True Root Mean Square measurement feature
Remote control and monitoring of your gen-set operations with WebSupervisor, our cloud-based fleet management tool
Compatible load/Var sharing and power management with other ComAp solutions
DROOP regulation allowing load and Var sharing when the inter-controller’s communication is lost
Start-up synchronisationComAp’s Start-up synchronisation eliminates any blackout time, and the start-up time is the same for sites running 2, 10, or even 30 gen-sets.
To avoid delaying availability of the system due to slow-starting generators or other problems, any engines that fail to reach running speed with a specified time are rejected from the scheme and, if able, are left to perform traditional synchronising after the majority of sets have become available.
to minimise the paralleling start sequence time and get the gen-set system up and running with minimum possible delay
Dynamic spinning reserve Dynamic Spinning Reserve allows the system to react flexibly to changes in power produced by renewable energy sources. ComAp controllers can react to requested spinning reserve and keep the sufficient amount of gen-sets running to cover the drop-in output of the renewable source (e.g. when cloud cover is heavier).preventing supply drops in hybrid installations with PVs
Faster and cost-effective operations with signal sharing over a CAN bus across a group of control units
Possibility to have a mains application in a gen-set controller with firmware upload functions
Event-based history for fast and easy troubleshooting
Automatic Mains Failure that ensures automatic start of gen-sets and minimises downtime
Peak shaving for limiting the import from the mains (e.g. due to higher prices)
Load shedding ensuring the most important loads are running even when there is a lack of power
InteliSys NTC BaseBox GeCon Marine is a comprehensive gen-set and generator controller intended for marine applications. Designed with broad communication and PLC capabilities, this product will ensure efficient and secure control and monitoring of your gen-sets, including varispeed, shaft generators for PTI/PTO, batteries, fuel cells, and shore connection.
The InteliSys NTC BaseBox GeCon Marine offers:
Main functions: AMF function, Baseload, Import / Export, Peak shaving, Voltage and PF control (AVR)
Easily configurable analogue and binary I/Os to suit every application requirement and adjust the number of expansion models used to optimise operations and costs
Support for both ECU and mechanical engines
Comprehensive overview of all measured data
Event-based history for easy troubleshooting and performance analysis
Intuitive and secure local and remote monitoring with a range of ComAp displays, PC tools and web-based services
Easy and cost-effective operations with signal sharing over a CAN bus
Broad communication capabilities including Ethernet connection (RJ45), USB 2.0, RS232/ RS485 interface with Modbus protocol support; Analog / GSM / ISDN / CDMA modem communication support; SMS messages; ECU Modbus interface; isolated secondary RS485
AirGate 2.0 technology for easy connection to your equipment remotely, without worrying for about your asset’s IP address
Automatic synchronisation and power control via speed governor or ECU
Measurement of both generator and mains side
Configurable inputs and outputs enabling customers to design functions according to their various needs
Bi-polar binary outputs
Controller redundancy minimising solution downtime and ensuring the power isn’t compromised
Integrated PLC programmable functions
Embedded fixed and configurable generator protection
Easy customisation of the firmware solution according to your requirements
Recommended to use with external colour displays InteliVision 8 or Intelivistion 5
The controller has been certified by the following marine organisations: DNV, LR, ABS, BV, RINA, CRS, CCS
To run the GeCon software you need to order InteliSys NTC BaseBox and then install the correct GeCon software:
GeCon LandBased (included in standard firmware)
GeCon Marine (special dedicated marine firmware)
IGS-NT-LSM+PMS dongle (required for Load sharing and Power Management)
How do I connect to my ComAp controller? What types of connections are supported?
ComAp offers a wide range of options to connect to your controller:
RS232 / RS485
USB - USB A<->B (usually a printer cable)
Internet connection - LAN, GPRS, 3G, 4G
Note that some connection types require you to use a communication module (plug-in eg a RS232 card) or communication bridge (external device eg Internet Bridge NT).
Each ComAp device usually allows for multiple ways of connection. The simplest one supported by the majority of our devices is the RS232 (serial) connection. For this, you need an RS232 cable (null modem) and if your PC is not equipped with an RS232 port you need a USB<->RS232 converter.
USB connections are very common. Almost all ComAp devices support connection using simple USB A<->B cable (printer cable) for easy configuration. Some devices can be powered from the USB port for programming to allow easy configuration right on your desk.
Other connection types: Internet connection (LAN, GPRS, 3G, 4G), Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, SNMP, AirGate, Modem.
Note that some connection types require you to use a communication module (plug-in eg a RS232 card) or communication bridge (external device eg Internet Bridge NT). Not all types of connection are possible on each device. You can find all the details related to this topic in your device's Comprehensive guide or Communication guide.
Detailed information about connection to:
InteliLite NT, InteliATS NT, InteliCompact NT is available IL-NT, IA-NT, IC-NT Communication Guide (page 21)
InteliGen-NT, InteliSys-NT, InteliMains-NT is available in IGS-NT Communication Guide (page 19)
InteliLite is available in Global Guide InteliLite AMF25 Global Guide (page 126)
I cannot connect to my controller using the Internet or AirGate connection, why?
Usually connecting to the controller over the internet is straightforward and works out of the box. However, there are a few parameters that need to be set correctly.
Make sure you have the latest firmware in the controller itself but also in all the communication modules (plug-in, built-in or external).
Communication modules that supports connection via the internet
Ensure the communication interface is configured correctly.
CM-4G-GPS, CM-Ethernet, CM-GPRS - Can be set in the controllers setpoints on the unit itself or using InteliConfig configuration software.
IB-COM, IB-Lite - Use web interface - just connect to http://<controller-ip-address>/sp_index.htm using your favourite web browser.
InternetBridge-NT 4G, InternetBridge-NT - Requires a software tool called IBNTConfig(https://www.comap-control.com/products/detail/ib-nt-config) and an USB A<->B cable for configuration. This way you can also enable MODBUS, SNMP etc.
Make sure there is no firewall blocking your connection. Consult your IT specialist or ISP if not sure. If you use a firewall, make sure the following ports are open for communication:
The device must be able to send data to the AirGate server at UDP port 6127 and TCP port 23. The TCP port can be changed in the module setup to 21 if needed.
TCP port 44445 is required for WebSupervisor connection.
Port 80 is used for accessing the communication module web interface.
Port 502 is used for Modbus TCP communication (enabled by default).
Port 161 is used for SNMP (needs to be enabled).
How do I change the controller firmware? Where can I get the latest firmware?
You can download the latest firmware package on the webpage of the device. You can easily navigate there through the ‘Products’ section or just use the Search function. If you cannot find the firmware on the website or if you require different than the offered version do not hesitate to contact our support team.
The firmware upgrade itself is easy to perform. You need the appropriate configuration software and a connection to the controller (preferably a direct connection). Prior to initiating the update process, we strongly recommend you to save a complete backup of your device.
It usually consists of several steps:
Create a controller back up.
Update the device firmware. It will contain default Configuration Archive and default Application.
Change the Application (SPtM, MiNT, MCB, MGCB, BTB, etc) to the required type (by programming appropriate default archive to the controller).
Use the Import Configuration Wizard to restore your previous configuration. In some cases manual interventions might be needed during this step.
Optional: Update the connected display firmware or device communication module firmware.
Should you be unsuccessful in programming the new version, the rollback procedure is to install previous firmware version and use your back up to restore the controller to its original state before the firmware upgrade was attempted.
What do SPtM, MINT, MGCB stand for?
SPtM = Single Parallel to Mains
MINT = Multiple gen-sets with INTernal sync and load sharing
MGCB = Master Generator Circuit Breaker
ComAp’s world is full of abbreviations but once you get a basic understanding of their meanings, you will find them useful when reading the documentation or communicating with us.
What is AirGate?
AirGate allows our controllers to connect to the internet using existing network infrastructure, negotiating firewalls and VPN systems and removing the requirement for static and public IP addresses.
ComAp controls incorporate the AirGate connection technology to make access to the internet as simple as possible. AirGate was designed to overcome the issues commonly faced when trying to connect remote equipment using internet based communications.
AirGate allows our controllers to connect to the internet using the existing network infrastructure, negotiating firewalls and VPN systems and removing the requirement for static and public IP addresses.
Once AirGate in the controller is activated even if the IP address is changed, our configuration and monitoring tools will keep track of the remote equipment.
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