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BACstac/DN - BACnet Stack for Windows Microsoft.NET framework with source code (B1080)

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  • The Cimetrics BACstac/DN 1.7 (BACnet Protocol Stack  saves man-years of development when your company needs to create a BACnet solution for Windows Microsoft .NET framework!

    The BACnet standard is a 1000 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 for Microsoft .NET framework which greatly simplifies 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 Win XP, Vista, Win 7, Server 2003, Server 2008, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Server 2008 R2 and 32 bit vs. 64 bit !   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/DN protocol stack designed designed for the development of BACnet-compliant Windows applications that run on the Microsoft .NET framework, including 32-bit and native 64-bit applications. It features a new API designed specifically for the development of managed code applications in Microsoft Visual Studio.

    This release of BACstac/DN 1.7 supports all functionality of BACnet 2012 except Virtual Terminal services (Clause 17) and Network Security (Clause 24). In addition, it supports BinaryLightingOutput and NetworkPort object types from BACnet revision 17, and Elevator related objects from BACnet revision 18. BACstac/DN is designed to facilitate the development of BACnet-compliant operator workstations and operator displays -B-OWS and B-OD profiles.

    Data links: BACnet/IP with Foreign Device and BBMD support, BACnet/Ethernet using the WinPCap driver.

    BACnet routing: Not supported.

    Operating systems supported: 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, Windows 10; 32 bit and 64 bit.

    Development environment supported: Microsoft Visual 2008 or later.

    Code provided: Dynamic-link library (DLL), the BACstac service (a Windows service), and example programs (provided as source code written in C#)

    Supported services: ReadProperty, ReadPropertyMultiple, WriteProperty, WritePropertyMultiple, ReadRange, Device Communication Control, Time Synchronization, UTC Time Synchronization, ReinitializeDevice, AddListElement, RemoveListElement, CreateObject, DeleteObject, SubscribeCOV, SubscribeCOVProperty, ConfirmedCOVNotification, ConfirmedCOVNotificationMultiple, UnconfirmedCOVNotification, UnconfirmedCOVNotificationMultiple,  SubscribeCOVPropertyMultiple, I-Am, I-Have, Who-Has, Who-Is, AcknowledgeAlarm, GetAlarmSummary, GetEnrollmentSummary, GetEventInformation, LifeSafetyOperation, ConfirmedPrivateTransfer, UnconfirmedPrivateTransfer, ConfirmedTextMessage, UnconfirmedTextMessage, WriteGroup

    Documentation provided: User's Guide, and Programmers Reference.

    If you would like a version without source code, please consider the following product: B1070 BACnet/DN software for Windows Microsoft .NET framework.

    * The following BACnet object types are supported in V.1.7: AccessCredential, AccessDoor, AccessPoint, AccessRights, AccessUser, AccessZone, Accumulator, AlertEnrollment, AnalogInput, AnalogOutput, AnalogValue, Averaging, BinaryInput, BinaryOutput, BinaryValue, BinaryLightingOutput, BitStringValue, Calendar, Channel, CharStringValue, Command, CredentialDataInput, DatePatternValue, DateValue, DatetimePatternValue, DatetimeValue, Device, ElevatorGroup, Escalator, EventEnrollment, EventLog, File, GlobalGroup, Group, IntegerValue, LargeAnalogValue, LifeSafetyPoint, LifeSafetyZone, Lift, LightingOutput, LoadControl, Loop, MultiStateInput, MultiStateOutput, MultiStateValue, NetworkPort, NetworkSecurity, NotificationClass, NotificationForwarder, OctetStringValue, PositiveIntegerValue, Program, PulseConverter, Schedule, StructuredView, TimePatternValue, TimeValue, TrendLog, TrendLogMultiple.

  • Join the BACnet Global Community !

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    More than 150 manufacturers are registered members of the BACnet community.  This group includes prestigious companies like SiemensHoneywellSecomJVCTraneKMC ControlsLG ElectronicsPrivaLoytec, Matsushita, Matrikon, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Sauter, Trend, Wago, and many more.

    ALL of these companies mentioned using 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.

  • pdf icon BACstac/DN Data Sheet v1.7
    pdf icon BACnet PICS for BACstac/DN v1.7
    Programmers Reference
    User Guide

 

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Q: I was going through the comparison chart for BACstac/DN and I notice that there is a cross for Routing support. Does that mean that I am unable to send a BACnet packet to another network using this library? Or does it mean that I am unable to create an application that functions like a BACnet router? Any clarification is greatly appreciated.

A: With BACstac/DN you cannot create an application that uses a routing functionality. However, the below products do support routing B1091 - https://www.cimetrics.com/collections/bacnet/products/b1091-bacnet-software-for-windows-source B1060 and B1065 - https://www.cimetrics.com/collections/bacnet/products/b1065-bacnet-software-for-windows-64-bit-libraries The B1060 is for 32 bit OS and the B1065 is for 64 bit OS.