Options to Make Devices More Intelligent

Options to Make Devices More Intelligent

by Albert Putnam February 12, 2016

One often comes to places where one looks at options to make devices more intelligent. Owners and Manufacturers of devices often get involved in mandates to make their devices more intelligent.

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Make BACnet products with BACstac/DN 1.3

Make BACnet products with BACstac/DN 1.3

by Svetlana Lyons February 04, 2016

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Intelligent, Small and Simple BAS BACnet Routers at Large Sites

Intelligent, Small and Simple BAS BACnet Routers at Large Sites

by Albert Putnam December 02, 2015

Recent Cimetrics projects at very large sites (airports and universities in Asia) with many BACnet MSTP networks routed by our B6000 BACnet Router have sharpened our sense of the way one should go about approaching such situations. 

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Cimetrics IoT to Modbus Interfaces is on IoT market

Cimetrics IoT to Modbus Interfaces is on IoT market

by Svetlana Lyons November 19, 2015

Imagine that you can bring your Modbus devices/meters into an IoT Ecosystem. Imagine you can build and run the applications of smart, connected Modbus devices/meters.

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Bring your Modbus automation devices to the Internet of Things!

Bring your Modbus automation devices to the Internet of Things!

by Albert Putnam November 05, 2015

Bring your Modbus automation devices to the Internet of Things!

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Make a Modbus Device be BACnet.

Make a Modbus Device be BACnet.

by Albert Putnam April 03, 2015

Suppose you want to make a mature Modbus device to be BACnet. The device has a clear and static Modbus register map and uses standard Modbus throughout.

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BACnet and IoT

BACnet and IoT

by Albert Putnam March 20, 2015

How are BAcnet, Internet of Things, and their requirements, features and users, related?

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What's going on with Internet of Things

by Albert Putnam February 02, 2015

Al Putnam recently attended the IoT events and shared the thoughts what's going on in this field.

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Open services for collecting data

by Albert Putnam December 10, 2014

When it comes to collecting data not all systems are created equal. Systems with open services make it far easier to extract and transmit their data.

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Power over Ethernet for HVAC/metering: A Success story

by Albert Putnam November 12, 2014

Power over Ethernet for HVAC/metering: A Success story

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Easiest way to map Modbus meters to BACnet is to do no mapping

by Albert Putnam October 14, 2014 1 Comment

Can a user get BACnet data from Modbus meter without any mapping?

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Power over Ethernet for HVAC/metering: A Success story

by Albert Putnam September 15, 2014

How to deploy Power Over Internet devices

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BACnet User Group in New England

by Svetlana Lyons September 02, 2014

Cimetrics is organizing and hosting BACnet user group quarterly meetings in its office in downtown Boston.

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How to fix broken BACnet subnet to subnet communications

by Svetlana Lyons August 13, 2014

A problem often experienced by our product users, analytics or consultative clients is broken BACnet network

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What can we learn from the Target data breach?

by Jim Butler February 21, 2014

The Target data breach is far from unique, but the amount of attention and expert analysis it has received should provide an excellent learning opportunity for the building automation community.

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Number of devices on a BACnet MSTP chain

by Albert Putnam January 03, 2014

What is a reasonable device number on a BACnet MSTP chain?

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RS485 capacity rule of thumb

by Albert Putnam December 10, 2013

For any RS485 bus segment for typical protocols like BACnet MS/TP and Modbus RTU...

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Using the BAS-o-matic network protocol analyzer

by Svetlana Lyons November 10, 2013

If you manage any type of network, create network-oriented software, perform security audit, monitor network usage, you definitely need a good quality network analyzer

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Map Your Own Modbus Device to BACnet

by Albert Putnam October 10, 2013

After long ongoing demand we are releasing our B6130 BACnet/IP to Modbus Devices mapping device. 

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Collecting data from pulse meters

by Albert Putnam August 12, 2013

Time-series data from utility meters can be valuable for many applications, but getting reliable data from some meters can be challenging.

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Modbus as a meter communication protocol

by Svetlana Lyons May 02, 2013

Many power meters designed for use in commercial and industrial facilities can provide their data to other devices using the Modbus protocol.

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B6030 - BACnet interface to energy meters

by Svetlana Lyons May 02, 2013

A B6030 acts as a Modbus to BACnet interface - taking Modbus register data and exposing it to BACnet.

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Modbus to BACnet mapping with predefined maps

by Svetlana Lyons March 25, 2013

Cimetrics' B6030 requires no mapping from the user (think of countless hours one can save without doing manual mapping)

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Power Meters for Energy Management

by Albert Putnam March 12, 2013

Energy consumption data can help building operators and engineers to better manage their facility's energy use.

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