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    Used PCAnywhere in the 90s, and the DOS version...

    Used PCAnywhere in the 90s, and the DOS version in the 80s over phone lines. Have used gotomypc most of the 2000s now. Gotomypc has been pretty reliable until our IT dept security kills it...
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    Come to think of it, no, I haven't seen any...

    Come to think of it, no, I haven't seen any documentation of the status of Microsmart support in the negative sense. -just verbal, having been told by the dealer that the source of products is...
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    so if I understand the system is stable, but...

    so if I understand the system is stable, but partly taken off-line. Was the culprit root cause was the RS485 cable was grounding somewhere other than at a board, or the fact that a DCM board on comm...
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    rnat, Hope that works out for you when you...

    rnat,

    Hope that works out for you when you have time to take the system down intentionally. I wonder if the voltage on #4 mpc would go back to normal with the 4AO modules removed? Or might be a...
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    When it went down in auto it showed all RFU 1-12...

    When it went down in auto it showed all RFU 1-12 slaves down.
    And yes in manual RFU's works now.

    rnat
    Trying to get the picture. The word "it" is a quick descriptor, but vague. As you...
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    <<Sometimes it goes down in auto, ok in manual. I'm suspecting slave 4.>>

    rnat,

    What goes down in auto, hvac equipment operation or do you get "SLVDN" message about controller # 4?

    "OK in...
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    That would mostly depend on whether the Invensys...

    That would mostly depend on whether the Invensys controls you're speaking of are either DMS/Robertshaw/Microsmart variety or of the BarberColman line, and which generation of either control line that...
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    Bill, I have one that seems to have started doing...

    Bill, I have one that seems to have started doing that. I figured, the bladder gets in a certain position in the actuator head, a hole in the bladder opens and stays open until a dramatic increase...
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    since there may be good expansion modules...

    since there may be good expansion modules attached to the main MPC board, or good main board parts.. these are out of production, I wouldn't toss anything you take out. There's rebuild businesses...
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    the MPC boards also can shed their i/o expansion...

    the MPC boards also can shed their i/o expansion modules in attempts to isolate the main board from fault issues, in case shedding the i/o had no effect, and communication with the network still...
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    When the MSCMPC appears "down" on the dms user...

    When the MSCMPC appears "down" on the dms user interface, can you tell if the control functions of the controller stay normal, or does equipment shut down?
    If equipment on the MSCMPC stays...
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    Have you tried unscrewing the space tstat from...

    Have you tried unscrewing the space tstat from its base and reattaching securely or tried completely replacing the sensor & base? I remember TRBL (trouble) warnings when a sensor board is just a...
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    That's scaring me :ditto:

    That's scaring me :ditto:
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    <U.S. EasyIO distributers according to Mike Marsten in another thread>

    Hi Guys, Here are the Distributors:

    Cochrane Supply : http://www.cochranesupply.com/

    Control Consultants inc :...
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    Me too Mike. My email is in my profile. thanks

    Me too Mike. My email is in my profile. thanks
  16. DDC retrofits, even with EPTs have given us the...

    DDC retrofits, even with EPTs have given us the most valuable benefits of DDC. Not sure why but the "DDC" term for me goes along with discussing pneumatic controls.

    The most important pneumatic...
  17. the #5 definition of "captive" only fit until we...

    the #5 definition of "captive" only fit until we recieved bids on the first building addition following the installation of the original "ems" systems in 1986. Then we went back to pneumatics in...
  18. Interesting. I still find myself using the term...

    Interesting. I still find myself using the term DDC when I'm talking about digital control clear to, or directly to, the damper actuator, heat or chill water valve, or VFD. I assumed that the ...
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    Ask Allen. He knows his stuff. at...

    Ask Allen. He knows his stuff. at www.abcgreymarketusa.com
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    Balibe, Thanks for the PDFs. There's...

    Balibe, Thanks for the PDFs. There's definitely food for thought there, for people looking to phase upgrades of these systems.

    I gather that putting the Command Unit into Local control...
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    Balibe, We have about 45 VAVs on a command unit...

    Balibe,
    We have about 45 VAVs on a command unit (25pin RS232) & Tracer L. Would you mind sending me the PDFs too? If OK, my email is in my profile.

    The Command unit is connected to the...
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    Earlier in the thread, we discussed that adding 3...

    Earlier in the thread, we discussed that adding 3 new RTUs to the building's existing R2 Jace & supervisor is a priority, to allow some choice of integration vendors (OrgIDs), and to avoid the R2/AX...
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    Both the software & converter can be purchased...

    Both the software & converter can be purchased from your local TAC distributor.
    I agree; also http://www.abcgreymarketusa.com/Robertshaw.htm can be used for comparison to your local TAC dealer.
    ...
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    ver 11.41 OPRIF works OK - fine on Windows XP...

    ver 11.41 OPRIF works OK - fine on Windows XP though it uses 100% of your CPU. To connect, you need proper pinout on the serial cable (when connecting to the head controller) or the LIM cable...
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    Reaper, I didn't try it out myself, but I found...

    Reaper, I didn't try it out myself, but I found the pdf and it says the insufficient laptop serial power results in error # 510. Hope the attachment attaches.. it explains the problem and the fix.
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    Not sure what error 510 is at the moment. I...

    Not sure what error 510 is at the moment. I don't recall any trouble running this software coming from the operating systems -dos; win95, 98, 2000, or XP pro. -only trouble has been on laptops...
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    Reaper, check out the table on page 2...

    Reaper, check out the table on page 2
    http://www.tac.com/data/internal/dat.../F_25833_4.pdf
    You'll also need this expensive do-dad to serially connect to MN 2000 sensor to the MNet-CI software set...
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    Great. That's good news on ample 510-1 JACE...

    Great. That's good news on ample 510-1 JACE capacity for expansion, and we aren't planning on a complex global strategy, but will be careful if we do. Thanks for the caution-warning. No global...
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    <<So if there is a Supervisor on site then you can do the programming from there as that will have the correct OrgID. >>

    Yes the Supervisor on campus can open the station and is available to do...
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    Thanks Justjohnson for your reply. I couldn't...

    Thanks Justjohnson for your reply.

    I couldn't find any Niagara system capacity docs on the 510-1 UNC/Jace. Found a doc that said the 501 UNC has a 300,000 resource count limit, which I finally...
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    Need additional JACE to add RTUs?

    Hello. This building has a Jace/ UNC 510-1 with a resource count of 200,211. We hope to add 3 rooftop units, either bacnet or lon, to this R2 Jace.

    Currently no bacnet or lon devices are on...
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    agreed about the weenie, hands & face. Have the...

    agreed about the weenie, hands & face. Have the water cooled and sucking backwards on the port (cooled, as it may decide suddenly to push water out the port instead of suck air into the port) or...
  33. The serial cable pinout 3500 to PC is pretty...

    The serial cable pinout 3500 to PC is pretty strange, at least I wouldn't have come up with it at random. I can probably lay my hands on a source document... if someone requests.
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    Yes AB Controls is the one. Very helpful,...

    Yes AB Controls is the one. Very helpful, prompt, and knowledgeable. Fair prices. Quick delivery. (I'm just a happy customer)
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    Great. So plenty of travel time is allowed in...

    Great. So plenty of travel time is allowed in the Spyder controllers to deal with a 6.5 minute travel time. Thanks.
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    Digo ; whoops.. and 4200 seconds would be 1hr...

    Digo ; whoops.. and 4200 seconds would be 1hr 10min... longgg travel time. I was trying to round up to 7 minutes, and bobbled the decimal point and failed to engage brain.

    <<The Spyder manual...
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    Have either of you or others run across the info...

    Have either of you or others run across the info on the external VAV actuator Spyder controllers' max travel time that the external damper actuator can be set for?

    Old Trane boxes I'm concerned...
  38. TracerSC, It's good to find something that works...

    TracerSC, It's good to find something that works off-the-shelf, for replacement heads later if nothing else. If Johnson Parts says it will work and the price is right, you can always order one and...
  39. another solution (to retrofitting pneumatically...

    another solution (to retrofitting pneumatically controlled valves to DDC use), use existing actuators and e/p transducers. l-Tripper

    Looking back 10 years in one of our buildings, I partly regret...
  40. :)------------------------------------------------...

    :)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The existing pneumatic system is being abandoned, and I need a valve actuator to replace all the existing Johnson...
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    --Expand Config>Expand Services>Expand...

    --Expand Config>Expand Services>Expand PlatformServices>double click LicenseService - highlight and VIEW. ...

    Hmm thanks. it was worth a try, as I found where you mean and got clear to double...
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    It's a relief to know the email feature is...

    It's a relief to know the email feature is supposed to be there and where it should be. Thanks for your assurance Ninax.

    The system is still being set up. I believe our password isn't admin...
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    Thanks, Now I'm further than I was, as I just...

    Thanks,
    Now I'm further than I was, as I just saw the pallet list for the first time. There's about 25 pallet items, such as Chart API, Fox Protocol, Niagara Bacnet Module.. and the only one that...
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    AX mail service

    Up until now we've have Invensys R2, but recently added a Niagara to a building on campus with a web600 with AX embedded Workbench and the user interface served from the 600.

    I was looking...
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    (((( There is no difference between the software...

    (((( There is no difference between the software in a Hardware Jace and a Web Supervisor. There are certain services that run better on a PC or should not be run on a Jace Box but the Standard...
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    Along this line of thought, stuff like this has...

    Along this line of thought, stuff like this has happened to me. Some things we seem to have to learn the hard way. Yet, the amount of experience is directly proportional to the amount of equipment...
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    Talk about resurrecting dos programs... I've...

    Talk about resurrecting dos programs... I've struggled for years to get several old ones I still use to print correctly under XP to a USB printer... I was very pleased to find the dosprn utility. ...
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    Digo, You're right on the money about what I was...

    Digo, You're right on the money about what I was getting at. And I'm greatly relieved. Thanks !
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    Digo, I'm so glad there's nothing to be...

    Digo,

    I'm so glad there's nothing to be worried about here. Thanks for taking a big worry off my list. Once I start worrying though, it's hard to stop immediately.


    Since I've never had a...
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    So, whether an AX supervisor and R2 supervisor...

    So, whether an AX supervisor and R2 supervisor can run on the same PC properly been answered as "no".

    Now similarly, can an AX Jace performing its own mini-supervisor role (no AX Web Supervisor)...
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