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    Well, I could sure use a copy of WCIS also. I...

    Well, I could sure use a copy of WCIS also. I have the older version. I am trying to get it from Daikin office but no luck yet.

    thanks.

    Terry
  2. I think a P2 driver would be great. I would...

    I think a P2 driver would be great. I would prefer it to be BACnet/IP gateway. If you do BACnet/ip then any product today can use it - including tridium AX guys. I used to love Tridium when there...
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    I have owned an independent controls business for...

    I have owned an independent controls business for nearly 20 years. First as a JCI ABCS contractor (until they gutted the program and pulled Metasys). I have also rep'd several other lon and bacnet...
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    Smoke det false alarms on 100% OA unit

    anyone know how to deal with a supply smoke detector in a 100% OA unit and high humidity trips. the smoke would trip during dead of winter because the unit has a steam humidifier in it - so when...
  5. Thread: Trane BACnet

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    I understand Distech has a line of bacnet...

    I understand Distech has a line of bacnet controllers coming out also.

    Tridium Niagara vs OPC is different than Bacnet vs Lon. I think OPC-UA is a viable option for BAS - it is the standard in...
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    i have a cimetrics router for sale cheap - never...

    i have a cimetrics router for sale cheap - never used.
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    I would check out www.ics-controls.com. it is...

    I would check out www.ics-controls.com. it is and estimating package that has an added module for design submittals. and it is universal - works with any manufacturer.

    terry
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    Trane Summit - Bacnet compliant??

    Does anyone know if Trane Summit workstation is by itself, a bacnet client. can it read/write to other none trane bacnet devices on the IP network? See attached doc page 10 for bacnet PICS.
    ...
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    New Invensys UNC-410-1 R2 or AX???

    Is Invensys using AX at all or is all there Niagara stuff still R2??

    They make it very hard to integrate because the R2 stuff can and is licensed to the installing vendor - locked down.
  10. Thread: Frustrated

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    I agree that OPC and Iconics (or Wonderware, etc)...

    I agree that OPC and Iconics (or Wonderware, etc) are viable and have pros and cons when compared to Tridium. I have use Tridium and Iconics/OPC. Recently finished a Navy data center that...
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    CSI3 has written a siemens driver for tridium AX....

    CSI3 has written a siemens driver for tridium AX. it connects to the MBC or MEC MMI port (serial). once in tridium jace, you server as bacnet. this gets away from having to have insight running...
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    2 ways to get siemens to tridium. csi3 ax...

    2 ways to get siemens to tridium. csi3 ax driver if you connect to mbc/mec - for small projects. if you have apogee workstation, you add bacnet server option and get it via bacnet/ip. we have...
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    apogee has a bacnet server/client option - list...

    apogee has a bacnet server/client option - list is $8,000 but we have bought for $3,300. we have used it to serve to tridium and it worked fine. this may be better than OPC as Bacnet supports...
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    we are attempting to integrate honeywell data...

    we are attempting to integrate honeywell data into Apogee via EBI bacnet server and apogee bacnet client. it is not working so far. no one at honeywell seems to know how to set-up the EBI bacnet...
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    how can one be in the HVAC controls business and...

    how can one be in the HVAC controls business and not know about a Tridium Jace (rebranded and use by almost half of the industry - JCI, Honeywell, Invensys, Steafa, Distech - I am sure I missed some)...
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    sysint, both JCI and Honeywell are scheduled...

    sysint,

    both JCI and Honeywell are scheduled to release bacnet versions for the FX line (JCI) and Spyder (Honeywell). JCI has done a poor job with their Lon comm cards for the FX controllers...
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    Siemens Apogee Bacnet Client setup

    we are trying to get siemens apogee with the bacnet client option installed to upload bacnet points from Honeywell EBI. we can browse and see them,but we can't make it "connect" We created a new...
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    mkennedy we are having a similar problem. in...

    mkennedy

    we are having a similar problem. in system profile, we an do a whois and the honeywell EBI server responds IM. and we can also browse points and read live valvues. however the bacnet...
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    we are attempting to integrate honeywell EBI into...

    we are attempting to integrate honeywell EBI into Siemens Insight via bacnet server (honeywell) and bacnet client (siemens) options added to their respective software. We did it once before going...
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    niether

    today, all controls systems are nearly equal in terms of their functionality. so, what you really want to focus on is product that can't lock you up. Seimens and JCI branch are the masters of the...
  21. Thread: Johnson ABCS

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    I agree the FX controller line is good and...

    I agree the FX controller line is good and coupled with Tridium, it makes a good system. But, JCI was and still is a branch oriented company. It is sad, but they play favorites. The ABCS channel...
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    the key to Tridium AX interoperability is the...

    the key to Tridium AX interoperability is the NiCS statement within the Jace. OEM's or rebrander's can restrict what Tridium calls station compatibility and engineering tool compatibility. The FX40...
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    the bottom line: They are both are JCI branded...

    the bottom line:

    They are both are JCI branded products. They are web-servers and function well. The main differentiator is that the NAE is sole-source, branch-offce only(lock-um and loot-um);...
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    what part# do you have. I am interested

    what part# do you have. I am interested
  25. Thread: Vendor ?

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    sysint I agree that Tridium does not use the...

    sysint

    I agree that Tridium does not use the LNS database which is what makes the Ilon, Plexus, Inet, etc work together. And I was not a fan of Tridium until: 1. the AX version was released and 2....
  26. Thread: Vendor ?

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    I deal with this issue a lot. You claim you have...

    I deal with this issue a lot. You claim you have the old Metasys. I assume you have N2 bus controllers, NCM or N30 supervisory and M3 or M5 front end software.

    If you lock yourself into any...
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    guys, we have honeywell jace and johnson FX40 ...

    guys, we have honeywell jace and johnson FX40 we are about to test. we are planning a demo that shows not only connectivity betweem different rebranded jace's. but Lon, Bacnet MS/TP, N2 485...
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    so, there appears to be an invensys driver that...

    so, there appears to be an invensys driver that one can only get through an invensys rep (good luck with that) or
    is there a 3rd party driver. and are either of these drivers for the AX or just R2?
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    we were not planning to bring siemens on-board. ...

    we were not planning to bring siemens on-board. have the customer buy the bacnet OPC server software from siemens and you install it. I can't imagine what simens would charge you to cut them out of...
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    Thanks for the feedback. We already had the...

    Thanks for the feedback. We already had the owner buy the bacnet server software package. We plan to bring it into Tridium AX via bacnet IP.

    We haven't got the software yet. Does it come with...
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    Has anyone used the Siemens Bacnet server...

    Has anyone used the Siemens Bacnet server available from Siemens that installs on the Insight workstation to integrate to 3rd party (bacnet capatible) system?

    We need to integrate to an existing...
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    we selected IP-Network

    we selected IP-Network
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    lonboy, thanks for the reply, but that is...

    lonboy,

    thanks for the reply, but that is precisely the problem. we don't get the IP10L or W option under properties. it is blank.
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    we are doing our first project using the Ilon100...

    we are doing our first project using the Ilon100 IP-852 routing. We have 3 schools with Ilon600 routers and 1 school with the Ilon100. We will use it server up all web pages for all schools.
    ...
  35. Thread: JCI

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    any idea as to who - and what info you have to...

    any idea as to who - and what info you have to make such a statement?
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    Pay attention to the NICs statement on the...

    Pay attention to the NICs statement on the respective OEM jace. My understanding is that JCI, Honeywell, and surel Vykon all have their station capability set to "all". which means they can talk to...
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    we are proposing a remote access solution to a...

    we are proposing a remote access solution to a bank for its branches. Typically a few RTU's and some misc points. I great application for the Ilon 100. But, we need to have global alarming and...
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    Has anyone used or know anything about Echelon's...

    Has anyone used or know anything about Echelon's Panoramix enterprise package. Sysint? Although we like an use the Ilon 100 for stand alone buildings, we have never used them on a campus...
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    Am not really a fan of Tridium. I wish there was...

    Am not really a fan of Tridium. I wish there was a good LNS web-based solution. We like and use Ilon 100 for stand alone buildings. But is it a viable option for 30 buildings in a campus...
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    I used to think that the only way to get a truely...

    I used to think that the only way to get a truely open system (open protocol and procurement) was to use LON with an LNS database. The Army Corp type of open project.

    But, with the advent of...
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    remember, the reason owners/user of BAS pushed...

    remember, the reason owners/user of BAS pushed for open systems was 1. interoperability (lon and bacnet are both effective here). 2. open procurement - they don't want to be lock-in.

    Lon is ahead...
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    the big boys are pushing bacnet - why? they...

    the big boys are pushing bacnet - why? they don't like open systems that make the hardware / system a comodity. LON does that - it makes the controller interchangable. the big boys hate this. so...
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    I need to make a correction. It is Distech who...

    I need to make a correction. It is Distech who told me at AHR that they will have function block (graphical programing) by year end - not Circon

    For 95% of HVAC control applications, graphical is...
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    the JCI FX-40 is simply a Jace 403 extended with...

    the JCI FX-40 is simply a Jace 403 extended with an N2 driver. I suggest you move away from N2 on new projects and use LON. JCI's FX line of controllers come lon or N2 so you can still use JCI -...
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    I hightly recommend Smart Controls. They have a...

    I hightly recommend Smart Controls. They have a good graphical programing environment and capable inexpensive controllers.

    Johnson's new FX line of controllers also uses a very good graphical...
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    amigo, we have the pcm and upcm software, but we...

    amigo, we have the pcm and upcm software, but we don't have the manuals. do you a copy of the manuals on pdf?
  47. I think the future is yet to be determined. The...

    I think the future is yet to be determined. The independents have done well in the past, but I think we have our work cut out for us. As an independent, I would like to see us not only survive, but...
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    can lon routers be used with Jace controllers? ...

    can lon routers be used with Jace controllers? We added 14 circon controllers each to 2 buildings in a campus with Tridium jace's in other buidings and web supervisor. we want to add a lon to...
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    after reviewing the linked doc, I am not sure...

    after reviewing the linked doc, I am not sure that that is a jace-2. according to the short interview on automated buildngs, the jace2 can only do a max of 64 points. the honeywell product does 300...
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    He will need another licenesed copy of M3 on...

    He will need another licenesed copy of M3 on laptop - an expensive alterative. VNC or remote desktop are great alternatives - free. remote desktop(i think requires XP on the M3 workstation) is way...
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