A: Our BACnet Explorer is used to "auto-discover" all of the devices, objects, properties and current status of all BACnet parameters on a network. This is done by actively interrogating all of the devices on the network. While Explorer is very tolerant to "strange behavior" by other devices, the devices must significantly comply with the BACnet standard.BAS-o-matic is used to diagnose and verify the communications on the network. This acts as a "sniffer" and it shows EVERY packet that is on the wire so that you can see EXACTLY what is happening, even if packets are from non-BACnet traffic or products that do not conform to BACnet. Even if you don't have the skills to diagnose communications issues, you can EASILY record the information on the wire and send this file to support personnel for analysis. We recommend that All networks should be checked for error messages "on the wire" during commissioning.