BASgateway EnOcean – BACnet to EnOcean Gateway Programmable Controller

Contemporary Controls is releasing a new product this year! You get to have a sneak peak in this article. Consolidate your EnOcean wireless sensor and switch data to BACnet systems with the Contemporary Controls BASgateway EnOcean. EnOcean wireless energy-harvesting devices are freely-positionable, self-powered, and suitable for retrofits and newly constructed buildings. EnOcean technology provides high…

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Notes from the Field Episode 003 -Heat Pump w/ Woodstove Preheat BAScontrol22

We see the BAScontrol series used in commercial HVAC applications all of the time, but not so often in home automation. This Heat Pump w/ Woodstove Preheat home automation application uses the rugged BAScontrol22 for control and a Niagara JACE for supervision over BACnet/IP.     Thanks to its unrestricted, unlicensed nature, free software tools,…

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BACnet Diagnostics and Troubleshooting with BASrouter 3.0

The Contemporary Controls BASrouter is BTL Listed with both B-RTR and B-BBMD device profiles to ensure seamless integration into BACnet networks. This rugged and compact BACnet multi-network router provides versatile stand-alone routing between BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet (ISO 8802-3), and BACnet MS/TP networks. In addition to its field-proven operation, the BASrouter has a number of diagnostic…

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Wi-Fi Control Devices in Buildings – Wi-Fi Basics Part 1 – Stumble and Survey

When installing Wi-Fi connected devices in buildings, Wi-Fi signal strength is the first and most basic question which comes to mind – can my device even connect to the AP (Access Point) and stay connected reliably? There are several other considerations which would also come up, but let’s start with the real basic stuff and…

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Graphical Programming – Approach and Managing Sedona Kits

Most graphical programming software environments such as Sedona Framework use block-like elements as their functions, which are referred to as Components. Using a graphical editor like the free Sedona Application Editor (SAE) lets you configure and link Components together to create the wiresheet logic running in your Sedona device. To make programming easier and keep…

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