General Port Properties

Use the General properties to enter general information for the port. You can define the following:


(Optional) description to help you identify the port.

Scan Rate

Base scan rate for the port. Point scan rates are multiples of the base rate.

You can specify a scan rate in Ticks (100 ticks = 1 second), Seconds, Minutes, or Hours.

Retry Count

If communications cannot be established for a device on the port, the device is considered to be down, and a $DEVICE_DOWN alarm is generated. Once a device is down, periodic attempts are made to resume connections to it.


Enter the number of scans to wait before attempting to reconnect to a device after a communications error has been detected.



The port will be enabled when the project starts.



The port will not be enabled when the project starts.

Points will not be available for devices on the port.

More information

Johnson Controls port configuration.