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    Why DataEye? Maybe they feel they gave Brian...

    Why DataEye? Maybe they feel they gave Brian Frank enough when they bought Tridium. Why pay him again?

    As far as SMA's, the new guy from HP was making a point that they are becoming more and more...
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    Wow, what a let down... The food was horrible! ...

    Wow, what a let down... The food was horrible! It's Vegas and they're serving cold cuts for dinner, in a place without enough seating. Where did my $1,100 go? With over 5500 attendees, where did...
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    I'm here! As far as my impressions of N4 so...

    I'm here!

    As far as my impressions of N4 so far... meh...

    The couple of improvements I'm happy to see is finally Java 8!

    There still stuck on QNX, hello??? Yeah, that's why blackberries are...
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    I recall an issue they had a while back on the...

    I recall an issue they had a while back on the floating actuators. You couldn't leave continuous power on the actuator, or it would fail. I was in a bind and didn't have any spring return actuators...
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    Your best bet would be using four sensors, wired...

    Your best bet would be using four sensors, wired series/parallel. Even if you were to use an averaging circuit, you must keep in mind that thermistors aren't linear. Because of this, I certainly...
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    Downloading now!

    Downloading now!
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    Niagara 3.7 must be close

    There must be something afoot. New docs are coming out on Niagara Central. If your a Niagara guy, click update license from server, I'm 3.7 licensed. Must be coming soon!
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    MSTP utilizes the RS-485 standard. There are two...

    MSTP utilizes the RS-485 standard. There are two terrific reads available about this. I would first suggest checking out this article... ...
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    True, you could use a 511,527,7xx. My main point...

    True, you could use a 511,527,7xx. My main point was utilizing TAC LNS explorer within xBuilder.
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    crabmaster, I'm all for your second approach. It...

    crabmaster, I'm all for your second approach. It sounds like the Centraline controllers may not be straight up LNS. They may have the same take of their LCBS line of stuff. If a LNS database is...
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    You will want to set the DIP switches just like...

    You will want to set the DIP switches just like the old one, however since in Inet2000 you can't restore the NOVRAM settings, first I'd use an M-stat to record the old VAV settings. Then install the...
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    Hey acddc, now you see why I called you a couple...

    Hey acddc, now you see why I called you a couple of days ago. I couldn't really talk because one of my guys was next to me. I'm stressed out not having the help or guys to do the quality of work I...
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    How is it any thread here usually gets hijacked...

    How is it any thread here usually gets hijacked by "BACnet Bigots" and "LonWorks Zealots"? Come on guys, I'm preaching "Protocol Agnosticism".

    Anyways, sounds like it heck out there contracting...
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    joey791, your right on target. I used to keep...

    joey791, your right on target. I used to keep the Honeywell Gray Manual by my bedside when I first started to get a good grasp of this gig. Reading that and taking a demo kit and some controllers...
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    GregF, your absolutely right. I had a meeting...

    GregF, your absolutely right. I had a meeting with our HR lady and owner to discuss finding another control engineer. When the owner asked what salary range we should post, and I replied 70-90k he...
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    I'm not knocking you government workers, mainly...

    I'm not knocking you government workers, mainly the contractors who rip off the government. Who are really ripping us the taxpayers off. I just don't think 3 hours of an 8 hour day fits my style. ...
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    Yes, I've talked to them, and now we're bringing...

    Yes, I've talked to them, and now we're bringing in an outside consultant to look at the company and teambuild our executives. We each took a three and a half hour test covering intelligence,...
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    The #26 error in LNS is generic error for lack of...

    The #26 error in LNS is generic error for lack of communication. In other words you send a request and reply isn't received, ie what 381engineer was saying. I agree with crabmaster, it sounds like...
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    Setup the station on your PC and roll on with it.

    Setup the station on your PC and roll on with it.
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    Government? I've seen enough waste, fraud, and...

    Government? I've seen enough waste, fraud, and abuse on the contractor side to do a job like that. I've placed controls on outhouses! Yes outhouses, only to have them demo'd within a couple months....
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    I'm in TX/OK area now. Originally from the MS...

    I'm in TX/OK area now. Originally from the MS Coast.

    I see one advantage to "being a number", at least you'd have some backup. I tried to take a week of vacation last week, and still worked 30...
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    I'm not sure where your keeping the folder for...

    I'm not sure where your keeping the folder for your logic, but I've always found it best to do my logic in a separate folder under the Jace and link my point from that folder to the NDIO board...
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    Looking for some career advice

    I'm looking for another HVAC controls/integration job. I am experienced with Army Corp Lon work, critical data center applications, hospital, and the run of the mill commercial work. I dearly love...
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    Here is a good link to hopefully help you out. ...

    Here is a good link to hopefully help you out.

    http://customer.honeywell.cn/NR/rdonlyres/C73E3AB9-9684-41A1-880A-C0639D97554A/4276/NiagaraAxBestPracticesFAQ.pdf
  25. It all depends of the specifications you are...

    It all depends of the specifications you are looking to meet.

    When I'm doing a specialized automation system, I avoid the use of HVAC control equipment. First off, PLCs are far cheaper and more...
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