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  1. I actually answered my own question. I can run...

    I actually answered my own question. I can run most of the current software on a Windows 7 VM - it's just old stuff from other lines that I would need to keep an XP VM around on.

    It's not...
  2. Reliable - RC-Studio Software on a Virtual Machine

    For you Reliable guys, any of you running RC-Studio on a virtual machine? Any problems to report or success/failures? We're getting ready to buy new computers and wanted to keep separate virutal...
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    Agreed. We get into situations where our...

    Agreed. We get into situations where our graphics guy will spend infinite amounts of time developing graphics with duct work, piping, and all sorts of stuff. When some users see it, they rather...
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    Similar to osiyo, we also had a learning curve...

    Similar to osiyo, we also had a learning curve with Aspect and Matrix. But once we got the first two jobs under our belt and understood all of the OH BY THE WAYS, we've had great success. We've...
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    I agree with Control Man on this one. G666 -...

    I agree with Control Man on this one.

    G666 - I'm curious - does your employer police your reps, or are they simply selling the product to any person that flashes cash? Have you addressed this...
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    Netmaps on 2nd generation AAM NB-GPC

    For you AAM guys, I'm working on an NB-GPC with v2.01 firmware. Specific on Netmap objects, is there anyway to get above the 8 you're limited to? Is there a way to "create" more of these?

    I know...
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    Hope Turkey Day was good amigo! Do you not have...

    Hope Turkey Day was good amigo! Do you not have any existing sites that require service?

    I personally wouldn't try reselling the software itself from a legal perspective. Most of the license...
  8. Thread: AAM CC485

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    +1 for the B&B 4WSD9TB. I've also used it on a...

    +1 for the B&B 4WSD9TB. I've also used it on a few full-duplex PHP projects and it's worked like a champ. The price on the CC/485 was always a little hard to swallow given something similar for...
  9. Given there were no responses (but alot of views)...

    Given there were no responses (but alot of views) - thought I'd update the thread. Oracle has some applications that will read from MySQL and shove into their database. We're going this direction. ...
  10. AAM AspectFT - Oracle Database Support?

    We have an existing AAM site with AspectFT where the customer has asked if we could integrate some data to an Oracle database for an some type of E.R.P [sic?] system that they're running on their...
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    I'm attending the Aspect Ft Advanced User forum...

    I'm attending the Aspect Ft Advanced User forum and man what a first day! Jim (Head Honcho of Engineering) and Ed (Grand Wizard of all technical things at AAM) seem to be steering the ship for this ...
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    So what does this do with IBM and JCI deal that I...

    So what does this do with IBM and JCI deal that I keep hearing about? Are they connected possibly?
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    You need to check out American Auto-Matrix. ...

    You need to check out American Auto-Matrix. They're BACnet, American Owned and American Made. Their factory is in Pennsylvania. I went there for training years ago and they gave us a tour of the...
  14. 1. nope - if you see a supply air setpoint...

    1. nope - if you see a supply air setpoint somewhere, set it to 999.0 to lock it out and set the supply temperature object's OutofService to true. Supply sensors are optional in the VAV, just like...
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    I agree! The new release certainly gives the...

    I agree! The new release certainly gives the impression they're on the path to doing it.

    I hear AAM is cooking up a v1.04 release of Aspect. Maybe they'll spring a surprise on us like they did...
  16. Thread: GCL+

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    All of the GCL+ refernences are available...

    All of the GCL+ refernences are available directly in ORCAView. You'll find the most corrent, updated doc set there.
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    You are correct that its good for integraiton...

    You are correct that its good for integraiton relative to BACnet and Modbus. Most of the devices we work with use these protocols.

    I guess my statement relative to "integration" was more...
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    Correct, AAM developed Aspect to cover their...

    Correct, AAM developed Aspect to cover their product line and it works nicely (disclaimer - I work for an AAM dealer - Of course I may sound bias). Product natively communicates BACnet MS/TP, BACnet...
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    I agree. They do work nice and are cheaper. ...

    I agree. They do work nice and are cheaper. I've used them on a few other packages and have had good results.
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    If it has the 486 processor board in it, you're...

    If it has the 486 processor board in it, you're good to go with installing IP. Check on the CPU and look on the green board or CMOS chip to tell whether or not it's a 486. If it's not a 486, don't...
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    Dips - 1,2,3,4,6 ON Dips - 5,7,8,9,10 OFF ...

    Dips - 1,2,3,4,6 ON
    Dips - 5,7,8,9,10 OFF

    Take care of that CC-485. They don't make them anymore...
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    I agree with crab master. It would be nice to...

    I agree with crab master. It would be nice to know who else you tried. We have a few jobs coming up that may require us to get OPC to BACnet. I hear good things about Kepware and Matrikon relative...
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    I've been hearing about this too....alot...

    I've been hearing about this too....alot recently.

    I remember reading a post a few weeks ago where someone claimed that the JCI and Distech relationship was falling to pieces. Is it possible that...
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    you're on the right track. The 'relavatize'...

    you're on the right track. The 'relavatize' process is typically meant for designing a particular piece of equipment once and reusing it over and over. In my past, we did this on LON and BACnet...
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    Somewhat related but not...anyone know of any...

    Somewhat related but not...anyone know of any other Sedona-based products on the market yet? I remember hearing that Belimo was going to do a smart VAV controller/actuator/thingy based on Sedona. ...
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    Find me someone that has never had a biased thing...

    Find me someone that has never had a biased thing to say. Yes. I work for a company that slings AAM, Reliable Controls, and services a ton of other control products that are either abandoned or...
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    The user "BACnet" may want to comment on this...

    The user "BACnet" may want to comment on this further. When I talk to the manufacturers of the BACnet product we move, there are a few things I understand relative to BACnet Plugfest:

    1. You get...
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    You may want to check through Kele. Their new...

    You may want to check through Kele. Their new catalog just came out and they may have dropped the price. We're an AAM dealer and their version (NB-SD), the software comes free with their...
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    Next couple of months...are you serious? ...

    Next couple of months...are you serious? Well...that about sums it up for what we'll be using going forward for BACnet displays (AAM) and its sure as hell not going to be Loytec if you're getting...
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    I don't know what the bigger shame here...

    I don't know what the bigger shame here is....someone claiming their "BACnet compliant" and not having the BTL-listing to back it up or simply putting your belief in sales people.

    Unfortunately,...
  31. Reliable Controls - MACHProSys/ProComm Web UI

    Was curious if anyone out there is Beta testing the new web interface for the MACHPro platform. Anyone have any good feedback to give on it? I found out about this in a different thread and was...
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    freddy is correct. BACnet/IP is the route to go....

    freddy is correct. BACnet/IP is the route to go. You'll obviously want to do this at the FX-20/40/60 level, as the BACnet/IP driver cost for a Supervisor chokes.
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    You'd almost think that with all the money they...

    You'd almost think that with all the money they likely make off end devices - they'd actually sink some good money into the R&D of the controls portion of it. One thing I've heard is that they farm...
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    ditto. You should be able to use the BCM and...

    ditto. You should be able to use the BCM and turn on BBMD. If both have connections to the Internet, you should be able to BBMD it.
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    I personally don't like them. We were a rep for...

    I personally don't like them. We were a rep for about a year and after doing a few jobs, we dropped them like it was hot. Constant integration issues on a BACnet level (always seems to be their...
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    Built-in Web UI? Boy my bosses keep me in the...

    Built-in Web UI? Boy my bosses keep me in the dark with all the happenings there (just a lowly tech :-\). Is the Web UI to configure programming on the ProSys or will it host graphics similar to RC...
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    I learned to write basic (QBASIC, that is) back...

    I learned to write basic (QBASIC, that is) back in tech school in the late 90s. I'd be somewhat surprised if any local school or community college teaches it, but a Visual Basic class may help get...
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    yeah...I've tried those guys already and they...

    yeah...I've tried those guys already and they don't have anything. I got a feeling that Novar has kept their protocol against the vest.
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    Sounds like permissions to me too....

    Sounds like permissions to me too....
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    Novar Network Driver?

    We have a retail customer that has purchased store space that used to belong to Home Depot (they built a new store space here in the area). The space has relatively newer controls in it from Novar...
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    Distech going BACnet..

    I see from last week's announcement that Distech will be selling their own BACnet controls starting next year. What does everyone here think? I sorta expected it to happen. Will any of you LON...
  42. Can I assume you quoted me as a wise-crack...

    Can I assume you quoted me as a wise-crack against BACnet? If not, I sincerely apologize and did not intend any false information...just stating what I do know from my previous dealings. No...
  43. Simsd, Do you plan to have a BACnet router in...

    Simsd,
    Do you plan to have a BACnet router in your office that does BBMD? BBMD is primarily used to allow broadcast messages to be passed from one subnet to another. There are some cases where...
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    They haven't had a booth in the last five years...

    They haven't had a booth in the last five years I've gone to AHR (and I've gone every year). At the most, they got one guy at the BACnut Interational booth with all the other control vendors that do...
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    We've used them on jobs with AAM devices, as well...

    We've used them on jobs with AAM devices, as well as jobs that have no AAM product on it We've found them to work very well and the building owners like them. I give them an A+. You can address up...
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    And I agree with you that it can be way more than...

    And I agree with you that it can be way more than just a display. L-VIS makes what Tridium is trying to do with their touch-screen JACEs that have yet to come out look Mickey Mouse. If anything,...
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    We've been using the BBC-SD on some job sites...

    We've been using the BBC-SD on some job sites that we have Reliable Controls on, and it works just fine. We also install AAM products and use the NB-SD (same thing) and have not had any issues.

    I...
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    My mistake...I thought the Loytec router did this.

    My mistake...I thought the Loytec router did this.
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    Haven't used Polarsoft Freerange router, but we...

    Haven't used Polarsoft Freerange router, but we have purchased some of their evaluation tools. Their BACtrace software is what helped us determine the MS/TP network problem with the Contemporary...
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    I had one hell of a problem with them continually...

    I had one hell of a problem with them continually dropping MS/TP tokens on a network that had a single vendor with their BTL-listed products. We eventually had to take the Contemporary router out...
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