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    "@1#4231; 1 is the functional block index and...

    "@1#4231;
    1 is the functional block index and 4231 is the member number

    "&1,3,0\x80
    CP definition, but appears to be incomplete

    "~1,1,4\x80
    "$1#4316;
    These ones are proprietary I think
  2. Thread: Pyxos Nodes

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    Pyxos Nodes

    I noticed at LonWorld that the distributors are selling the Pyxos chips now. Has anyone seen any HVAC Pyxos nodes yet, temperature sensors or actuators? I spoke to a few of the bigger manufacturers...
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    0x55

    0x55
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    All standard properties also have a unique...

    All standard properties also have a unique identifier. There are about 200 of them, so if you can tell us which ones you are interested then we can tell you the identifiers. I do not want to type...
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    Honeywell does not have access to the core source...

    Honeywell does not have access to the core source code. Nor does Honeywell get any preferential treatment for getting new features into AX.
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    drafty888, are you using EBI BACnet server or...

    drafty888, are you using EBI BACnet server or BACnet client?
    BACnet client supports auto discovery, whereas BACnet server requires manual configuration.
    BACnet client supports intrinsic and...
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    Do you have access to a JACE running AX 3.2? It...

    Do you have access to a JACE running AX 3.2?
    It supports IP-852 connections, and an i.LON100e3 with IP-852 option should work with this.
  8. Thread: BACnet

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    I have attended each and every official BACnet...

    I have attended each and every official BACnet Interoperability Workshop in NAR and Germany and I would say that there are two levels to compare BACnet devices on:
    1) The application which is in the...
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    Sorry, I see that you are using Global Schedules...

    Sorry, I see that you are using Global Schedules so you must be using Excel 5000 point server. On the CD, you will have a readme.txt file which describes the limitation:

    Excel 5000 Direct...
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    Are you talking to this controller via the...

    Are you talking to this controller via the LonWorks Point Server or the Excel 5000 point server?
    If the controller status shows as OK, then you can assume that the physical communication to the...
  11. Thread: Alerton BCM-ETH

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    I think that there are some timeout problems with...

    I think that there are some timeout problems with EBT when trying to put the controller into BACnet restore mode. I found that if the download fails, then you need to wait a few minutes before trying...
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    I received a demonstration of WebStat, and it...

    I received a demonstration of WebStat, and it looks really easy to use. There was a huge focus on improving the usability of the user interface and making the workflow as natural as possible.
    ...
  13. Thread: SQL Server

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    The user is the user in the SQL database, you can...

    The user is the user in the SQL database, you can use the standard sa userr or create your own one. Either way it needs to be a user that can access the database.
  14. Thread: SQL Server

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    Add a rdbmsNetwork and then an SQLServerDatabase....

    Add a rdbmsNetwork and then an SQLServerDatabase. The settings should be straight forward, such as database, user etc.
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    I have used all three of these protocol...

    I have used all three of these protocol analyzers. Excelon is the best from a user interface perspective. LPA is fantastic for centralized monitoring (if you use Loytec routers), LonScanner needs a...
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    Well done!

    Well done!
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    Also, if you are really keen, you can make this...

    Also, if you are really keen, you can make this cable yourself. It just has a MAX233ACWP RS232 multichannel receiver/driver chip in it. Let me know if you want the pinouts.
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    dsirdah, It is from Honeywell which I bought my...

    dsirdah,
    It is from Honeywell which I bought my cable, and this is where I would be getting you one from. BTW, I am not likely to be in the same country as you.
  19. Thread: hw care 2.02

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    The project could be corrupt or could be from a...

    The project could be corrupt or could be from a later version of CARE. Are you sure it is from CARE 2.02?
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    I think that all of the vendors see the...

    I think that all of the vendors see the advantages of having products in both camps. Even Loytec is making BACnet products now.
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    Hah, Honeywell bought Alerton. You can buy this...

    Hah, Honeywell bought Alerton. You can buy this cable through your control products divison. This part number should be in the order system.
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    I am not quite sure what version you are...

    I am not quite sure what version you are referring to here.
    XBSi version should be around 2.X.X
    Excel Plus should be at least 15.X
    The gateway will have firmware in the communication and...
  23. Thread: hw care 2.02

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    Select Restore from the Project pull down menu...

    Select Restore from the Project pull down menu and then select the *.pjt file. This will restore the CARE project backup. pra is the project administration file and would be part of a controller...
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    where abouts are you located dsirdah

    where abouts are you located dsirdah
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    Back to the original post, I think that you would...

    Back to the original post, I think that you would find more training being delivered for LonWorks rather than BACnet. The same could be said for the number of product applications available as well,...
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    AX is Tridium's latest Niagara Framework HW is...

    AX is Tridium's latest Niagara Framework
    HW is Honeywell
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    I could only get the cable from my local...

    I could only get the cable from my local supplier. I even contacted Alerton head office in Seattle and they would not send it to me. It took only a fe days though, 5 weeks seems like a lot.
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    Just out of interest, how often do your receive...

    Just out of interest, how often do your receive consultant/customer requests for LNS based systems, or top to bottom BACnet systems, which effectively lock out an Niagara based system?
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    Time to upgrade I think. There was Y2K issues...

    Time to upgrade I think. There was Y2K issues with older Excel Plus firmware, what version do you have? Any pop up errors appearing on the XBSi?
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    Which type of controller are you trying to...

    Which type of controller are you trying to configure. If it is BCM-ETH, then it is just a standard null modem cable. If it is a VLX, then you have no choice but to purchase it from Alerton because it...
  31. Thread: ems ?

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    Since SVG is XML based, it could be built on the...

    Since SVG is XML based, it could be built on the fly.
    I am thinking about alleviating the need for a purpuse built HMI on top of LNS, and just using some control hosted in IE that has some...
  32. Thread: ems ?

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    Program selection based on network configuration...

    Program selection based on network configuration property settings, or controller downloading applications via LonTalk FTP or explicit messaging is nothing new, but having the graphical display...
  33. Thread: ems ?

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    I would have to agree that LonWorks would be the...

    I would have to agree that LonWorks would be the best approach for your requirements. LonWorks has the widest range of controller applications available and there are various VSD manufacturers that...
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    Each BACnet device supports different services....

    Each BACnet device supports different services. Some may be able to initiate ReadProperty, others may not. The device profile that a VAV should conform to does not mandate that it must initiate...
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    I think that the Honeywell Excel Web controller...

    I think that the Honeywell Excel Web controller is only sold in Europe. I have seen the CARE 7 engineering tool for Excel Web and it improved quite a bit over the Excel 5000 control strategy page....
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    Usually it is the plant controller that...

    Usually it is the plant controller that communicates with the unitary controller. The plant controller will initiate a ReadProperty to the unitary controller and it will respond to this service. The...
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    oh, sysint, what was the Loytec platform that you...

    oh, sysint, what was the Loytec platform that you mentioned, is this an embedded offering
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    The thing with the Niagara AX approach is that...

    The thing with the Niagara AX approach is that you are locked into what the framework has to offer, which is quite a bit, but if you want to change the behaviour in the core functionality, you need...
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    It is not very common for MS/TP unitary devices...

    It is not very common for MS/TP unitary devices to have this kind of functionality. It is typically seen to be supported in plant level controllers that usually are IP based and have a much larger...
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    I don't think that Echelon are really in the same...

    I don't think that Echelon are really in the same market as Tridium. Echelon don't really build controllers, and are tending to focus more on the Pyxos and power line stuff.
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    The important thing to note is that a device must...

    The important thing to note is that a device must be able to initiate SubscribeCOV (and receive COVNotifications) or ReadProperty services in order to communicate in a peer to peer fashion. Often,...
  42. Thread: BACnet

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    Alerguy - I mentioned the APDU 'size', which is...

    Alerguy - I mentioned the APDU 'size', which is the Max_APDU_Length_Accepted. MS/TP allows for 480 octets. I think that the VLC and VAV is set to 128 octets. This causes big problems with RPM's.
  43. Thread: BACnet

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    By the way, there is no bias here, I develop...

    By the way, there is no bias here, I develop front ends and not controllers. I also attended the Echelon WWDC so I am not pro BACnet either.
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    Are you looking at connecting the devices via...

    Are you looking at connecting the devices via MS/TP or IP to the JACE?
    I have attended the BACnet Interoperability workshops for many years and would have to say that Alerton, Automated Logic and...
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    Sounds like an impressive job Dave. It would be...

    Sounds like an impressive job Dave. It would be good to hear about your experience with BACnet in AX. I believe that it has been improved somewhat over the R2 version, which originally detered me...
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    Hey Lane, I have just started to look at the AX...

    Hey Lane, I have just started to look at the AX controller as well. It would be good to hear of your experience in converting from SymmetrE jobs to AX jobs. I will be developing components on AX and...
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    I agree, for multi-integrator installations and...

    I agree, for multi-integrator installations and even for multi-vendor installations, a common network management database is essential. I think that when a central building management workstation is...
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    Yeah I agree, they often came in handy. Have you...

    Yeah I agree, they often came in handy. Have you had a look at how much of this functionality is in the i.LON100?
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    Dave, that's good news. Do you have some metrics...

    Dave, that's good news. Do you have some metrics that we could refer to, such as how many JACE's were connected and how many points were proxy'd into the supervisor.
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    True story sysint! Perhaps if LNS is mandatory...

    True story sysint!

    Perhaps if LNS is mandatory on a project, then use LonMaker on the SymmetrE server or some other 'native' LNS based network management tool, and do away with the Excel 5000...
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