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What is Modbus?

 

BACnet gets compared to a lot of other protocols on the market, including LonWorks, Modbus, and KNX. Over the next few articles, we’re explaining how each of these protocols are different, and how they stack up against each other. In this post, find out about Modbus.

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What is LonWorks?

 

BACnet gets compared to a lot of other protocols on the market, including LonWorks, Modbus, and KNX. Over the next few articles, we’re explaining how each of these protocols are different, and how they stack up against each other. In this post, we’ll dig into LonWorks.

LonWorks is the proprietary protocol from Motorola/Echelon, that regulates the content of devices’ communication. It’s part of the LonMark standard, which also includes a LonTalk protocol to dictate how devices communicate with each other. 

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An Aussie project to improve energy efficiency

 

Delta Building Automation (Australia) had a big job renovating the Australian Bureau of Statistics HQ (ABS) a while back. The building owner wanted to improve the building’s energy use and increase their National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) score to more than 4.5 stars, out of a possible total of six.

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The Internet layer explained

 

The worlds of IT and Operational Technology (OT) are merging more and more these days as the Internet of Things grows in prominence. This collaboration between IT and OT is great, but there are still gaps in understanding that keep these worlds from fully working together.

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New Visual BACnet Site Manager is launched

 

We announced a while back that our developers were hard at work on a big new update: the Visual BACnet Site Manager. This intuitive new platform gives insight into a building network’s health at the site, area, and monitoring node levels. No matter the network’s size or complexity, you can understand the overall network condition, and dig deep into the system to solve problems.

As of April 25th, the new Visual BACnet Site Manager is upon us!

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What does a BACnet topology look like?

 

What defines a BACnet network? There are certain essentials you can expect to find on a basic BACnet network, according to KMC Controls: “A simple network requires only two or more controllers, an operator workstation and network wiring.”

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What is BACnet Web Services?

 

BACnet Web Services is a standardized system that helps facilities managers integrate different types of information to understand their building and network. Traditionally, this would have to be done through a gateway that converts to a native protocol, such as BACnet. Now, you can do it all with one common service. BACnet Web Services was approved and released back in 2004 as an addendum to BACnet, and has continued to be updated in the years since.  

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Monitor big building networks, with Visual BACnet Site Manager

 

April 3, 2019, Vancouver, BC – The latest release from Optigo Networks helps facility managers understand their building network’s health at the site, zone, and capture node levels. The network connectivity, management, and monitoring company’s new development highlights overall network health, with the ability to dig into specific problems as well. No matter what the network size or complexity, users can drill down and make sense of their data.

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New Visual BACnet Site Manager, for smart building networks

 

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Visual BACnet Site Manager! On April 25th, we’re releasing the latest update to Visual BACnet Site Monitoring. The Site Manager helps facility managers understand their building network’s health at the site, zone, and capture node levels. No matter your network’s size or complexity, you can understand the overall network condition, and dig into the granular system to solve problems.