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    LonMark specifications

    Thanks for the acknowledgement. It's clear that open systems are a growing part of the toolset at the disposal of the end users.

    Sorry if the reference to the Army Corp. has you cringing. This...
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    Advise on controls contractors - Go LonMark

    Chet,

    I hope everything is working out OK for you. It's unfortunate that your contractor has not lived up to your expectations or from the sounds of your thread their commitment.

    I know some...
  3. Thread: Rover USB?

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    Rover USB

    The Echelon USB adaptor will work, but make sure you get the updated Rover software. I believe the software update is available from Trane. Check with Trane since you will need an update to have...
  4. Open LonWorks Solutions

    I'd recommend you take a look at the LonMark web site. It will have a list of HVAC, Lighting LON products. You really want to stay with LonMark certified devices for your application specific...
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    Astronomical Clock

    You problably saw "complex" ones that gave you angles of the sun. While complicated, they are useful for two reasons. If you are far enought north (or south down under) the angle of the sun 15...
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    AJAX for i.LON100

    Is anyone out there building an AJAX layer for accessing the iLON100 from their own custom web pages? BTW- The iLONVision stuff is an example of an AJAX layer.

    I'm curious, if so is the preference...
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    Take a closer look

    Close but not quite. AX developers get access to the API's like Baja. Honeywell gets access to the stuff under it. Also, HW gets to modify and build new API's using features that are otherwise...
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    Network issues

    Loop,

    Most companies/institutions that have their own WAN use one of the following:

    1. Private network / No internet just good ol'fashion T1's or similar connections.
    2. VPN's
    3. VLAN's

    If...
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    Tridium and Honeywell

    I've seen a few comments regarding Honeywell and Tridium. Keep a few things in perspective.

    Hey guys. Tridium IS Honeywell now. That means Vykon Direct channel is YAHWC (Yet Another Honeywell...
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    Tridium - iLON

    Any idea if the JACE box will be able to do routing? Or can an LNS or other network tool bind to NV's on the JACE host? In the past, you couldn't use standard network management protocol messages to...
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    Sorry but no dice.

    :(



    The iLON600 is a ANSI 709.1 router. So 852 (LonTalk over IP) is the only supported transfer. For now the iLON's don't support oBIX. Unfortunatly oBIX is not yet a official standard. IF...
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    iLon - 852 routing and JACE

    The JACE does not do 852 routing, so you can't use an iLON or any other standard LonTalk over IP router (852) with a JACE directly communicating over IP. The only way to use iLON 600s with a JACE is...
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    JACE and iLON600

    Actually, using a pair of iLON600s with a JACE is supported by Echelon not really Tridium. Triduim would rather sell another JACE. Echelon has supported using iLON600's configured as repeaters....
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    I hope you didn't jump in the deep end already. ...

    I hope you didn't jump in the deep end already. Are you aware of the following:

    1. TAC announced almost a year ago that they were developing a different product architecture to replace the...
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    Binding

    :confused:
    If you are in the same LNS database, you are in the same network.

    If you mean bind between devices on differenct channels or subsystems, then the answer is yes just make the binding....
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    Jace

    Tridium had a good following as seen by the comments in this thread.

    There are a few issues to consider. These will be more important to some and less to others, but they are what they are.

    1....
  17. Thread: Best LNS tool?

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    Working with LonMaker

    To be efficient with LonMaker you need to use the productivity enhancements. For configurations and common bindings use stencils. That is create a shape that contains the parts of the network you...
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    Echelon router configuration as repeater.

    You can use the repeaterconfig utility from Echelon for sure. I'm not sure about R2 support of routers. I think AX has some basic support for 1 router, but I don't know about R2.

    You can find...
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    Yep

    Customer is king!;)
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    iLon timers - You are on the right track

    You are on the right track with a Type Translator(TT).

    Trick is to have a data point that is driven by the scheduler, an override point driven by the web page, then look at these datapoint with TT...
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    Text a cell phone

    I'm not familiar with the details of programming the N30, but I don't think it matters to answer your question. Cell phone texting uses a different application protocol than voice over the cell...
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    Packet to short

    Yes,

    In so far as it may be caused by intermittent connections. Also, a delayed reflection or noise could wack a packet after it's started.

    Preamble is a sequence of 1's followed by a 0 before...
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    LonScanner

    The LonScanner Protocol Analyzer can tell you if you are getting physical, data link, network, transport, or even presentation layer errors.
    Start by looking for CRC errors. That illustrates...
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    Repeater

    Another good option is using an Echelon LPR-10 router configured as a repeater. If you are not using an LNS tool to setup the router as a repeater there is a simple utility on the Echelon web site...
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    The iLON plug-in creates the UCPT index numbers...

    The iLON plug-in creates the UCPT index numbers as it is responsible for creating all the data points XML records.

    By the way, in most cases you can just edit the XML file as you wish. Don't edit...
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    FYI - Cat5 works fine, just shorter distances. ...

    FYI - Cat5 works fine, just shorter distances.

    If you are concerned about the comm link, put a protocol analyzer on the line and check it out. That will tell you straight away if there is...
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    iLON600's as repeaters

    As mentioned above, the iLON600 can be configured as a repeater. This will make it transparent to the JACE.

    This works well for JACE's, TRANE BCU's, and other single channel network controllers....
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    LonTalk (ANSI/CEA 709.1) - The CS (Carrier Sense)...

    LonTalk (ANSI/CEA 709.1) - The CS (Carrier Sense) MA (Multiple Access) CA (Collision Avoidance) provides for a randomizing time slot access that adapts to the channel traffic load. As the channel...
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    Native BACnet vs. ????

    I saw in the thread some good information (between the flings of mud) on what "native" is. Perhaps this will help.

    As mentioned by a couple of contributors, there is no official "native" qualifier...
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    Shielded cable

    Davetec's comment is correct. Grounding one location with the capacitor/resister combonation may help.

    I'd suggest taking your LonScanner protocol analyzer and placing it on the channel to find...
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    BAS security

    If you consider security to be a multi-tiered issues, which I think it is, you need to look at what type of security is desired at each level. At the field bus level both LonWorks and BACnet work...
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    iLon Patch link

    Thanks,

    Here is a direct link to the Echelon web site.

    You want:
    i.LON 100 e3 Service Pack 2 Update 4

    http://www.echelon.com/support/downloads/default.asp?softwareClass=7

    You will need...
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    i.LONVision and Contribute 4

    Check out the Echelon web site.

    It contains the latest service pack for iLon E3 that provides fixes a registry change that allows Contribute 4 to work without messing with folders. It also...
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    Trane Plug-ins

    Stay on the lookout. A suprise is on the way.
    ;)
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    iLON - OEM's offerings

    A few of them are offering the iLon100 with minor customizations. Distech, and Circon have type translators and LonMaker shape support. Also, Honeywell and JCI offer the iLON100 but you need hunt...
  36. Distech - training

    Make sure you get info on the EC-(X) controllers. They use a rather unique set of multiplexed NV's in order to pack lots of values into a small number of NV's.

    I did Distech/iLon100 training for...
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    Protocol Analyzer

    Thanks for the update, I've seen that one for awhile. If it shows packet too long, too short and preamble too long and too short as it describes the source of the CRC error then this is useful in...
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    LonScanner

    Check out some of the low-level diagnostic messages from the LonScanner. Things like preamble to short/long on CRC errors. This additional information can save you time in identifying if the source...
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    Web stat/201 cost

    What are the approx. cost of a 201 vs. webstat?
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    iLon100

    Refering to Nikko's question / comment on the iLon100 web page capability, it can actually handle relatively large sites from the web server side of things. The current e3's limitations come from...
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    MODEHVAC to HVAC_MODE

    Hi,

    It looks from this enumeration list that this Carrier output is sort of intended to provide something similiar to combination of SNVT_hvac_status and maybe SNVT_hvac_mode. It looks like to...
  42. Thread: LonTalk Wiring

    by lonman
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    LonTalk Over Fiber

    Another solution provides network performance is a combination of an iLon600 and a CAT5 10/100 to Fiber converter. The combo is $600-700 / per connection. As with all these you need a pair, one at...
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    iLon web pages

    The iLon100 can serve up web pages with any standard HTML supported by your browser. The error that were seen on the PDA are due to the current standard pages using and IE specific control. So the...
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