An affordable BACnet™
for BACnet control systems
What is BACnet™ ?
- an open communications
protocol used to transfer information between
electronic networked controllers in buildings which
controls various types of equipment in a building such as
airconditioning and lighting, as well as access control
and fire alarms.
- the first open protocol of its kind.
- designed for building automation from
the ground up - no after thoughts to
extend the protocol
- designed to run on various
mediums ranging from RS-485 on
the low-level side to Fast Ethernet and 10BaseF
Fiber Optic Ethernet on the backbone
- a protocol developed by ASHRAE
( American Society for Heating, Refrigeration &
Airconditioning Engineers ) over a period of 8 years in
an effort to standardize electronic Building Management
- non-proprietary - in
the past due to lack of any standards, each vendor had
his own proprietary protocol for integrating controllers
into a bus system. This meant that once a facility had
decided upon using a specific vendor they were stuck
with that vendor because only that vendor's equipment
would be able to electronically speak to the rest of the
equipment installed in the building. This caused a lot of
frustration. Today, when specifying BACnettm as the preferred protocol for an
installation, facility owners are free to pick from most
of the major control manufacturer's equipment since
interoperation is possible through the open protocol. .
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by Kupfer Controls
revised: Dec 19, 2011
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