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The Cimetrics BACstac saves man-years of development when your company needs to create a BACnet solution!
The BACnet standard is a 600 page book that is a challenging assignment for even the most skilled computer programmers. There are concepts in the HVAC and BUILDINGS INFRASTRUCTURE world that are just not taught in computer school. These differences between BACnet and traditional IT protocols can lead to a significant learning curve when starting from scratch.
Our software team has created a set of BACnet libraries which greatly simplify the task of interfacing to BACnet. Even the largest companies in the HVAC industry use our code because it is a very complex and time consuming task keeping up with the ongoing changes that are taking place in the BACnet committees. For example, many hundreds of protocol modifications, requirements, and enhancements have taken place in just the past year!
And then there is Microsoft... everyone knows that the number of operating systems released by Microsoft has increased dramatically. If you sell applications that combine a PC using the Windows OS and BACnet then you will need to do extensive testing on Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012/R2; 32 bit and 64 bit, Windows 10! By purchasing the Cimetrics BACstac solution, we do the compatibility coding and testing! This typically saves man-years of software developer time EVERY YEAR!
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This is a BACnet protocol stack designed for the development of BACnet-compliant applications that run on Microsoft Windows native 64-bit applications.
New in V6.8: This release supports BACnet revision 15 without Network Security (Addendum 2008g) and lighting related functionality (Addendum 135-2010aa, 135-2010i).
Seven new BACnet addenda added: Addendum 135-2010ad, 135-2010ae, 135-2010ao, 135-2010ak, 135-2012ar, 135-2012av, 135-2012ax. Supports following profiles: B-OWS, B-OD, B-BC, B-AAC, B-ASC, B-SA, B-SS.
Data links: BACnet/IP with Foreign Device and BBMD support, BACnet/Ethernet using the WinPCap driver.
BACnet routing: This product cannot be used to create a BACnet router or a multi-device gateway.
Operating systems supported: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012/R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012R2, Windows 10.
Development environment supported: Microsoft Visual C++ (or equivalent).
Code provided: Static libraries (LIBs), the BACstac service (a Windows service), and example programs (C/C++ source code).
Documentation provided: Installation Guide, User's Guide, and Programmers Reference.
If you need source code, BACnet routing functionality, or support for the creation of multi-device gateways, please consider the following product: B1091 BACnet Software for Windows (source code).
Customers who want to develop a simple BACnet interface for a low-volume application should also consider the following product: B1050 BACnet Software for Projects.
* NOTE: BACstac v6.8 supports the following BACstac standard object types: Accumulator Object, Analog Input Object, Analog Output Object, Analog Value Object, Averaging Object, Binary Input Object, Binary Output Object, Binary Value Object, Calendar Object, Command Object, Device Object, Event Enrollment Object, File Object, Group Object, Life Safety Point Object, Life Safety Zone Object, Loop Object, Multi-state Input Object, Multi-state Output Object, Multi-state Value Object, Notification Class Object, Program Object, Pulse Converter Object, Schedule Object, Trend Log Object, Access Door Object, Event Log Object, Load Control Object, Structured View Object, Trend Log Multiple Object, Access Point Object, Access Zone Object, Access User Object, Access Rights Object, Access Credential Object, Credential Data Input Object, CharacterString Value Object, DateTime Value Object, Large Analog Value Object, BitString Value Object, OctetString Value Object, Time Value Object, Integer Value Object, Positive Integer Value Object, Date Value Object, DateTime Pattern Value Object, Time Pattern Value Object, Date Pattern Value Object, Global Group Object, Notification Forwarder Object, Alert Enrollment Object.
More than 150 manufacturers are registered members of the BACnet community. This group includes prestigious companies like Siemens, Honeywell, Secom, JVC, Trane, Eaton/Cutler Hammer, KMC Controls, LG Electronics, Priva, Loytec, Matsushita, Matrikon, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Trend, Wago, and many more.
ALL of these companies mentioned use the Cimetrics BACstac !
Our role in the industry is to keep these well known companies UP-TO-DATE with the latest BACnet features and to make sure that this code is compatible with the ENDLESS Windows changes.
The following documents are available to customers upon request:
Programmers Reference for all versions