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    The other thing to check is are they actually...

    The other thing to check is are they actually defined in the system - if they nor any of their points do not have software blocks defined you won't see them on the system, but you will be able to...
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    Try disabling 1 card at a time. Make sure you...

    Try disabling 1 card at a time. Make sure you have continuity on the trunk. At the field controller you can swap trunks but you have to do a little work with logical trunk naming. Are there address...
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    Where I work we still have a lot of SM2 and even...

    Where I work we still have a lot of SM2 and even if you integrate it into a Jace, there are times you need a tool. Or a PC Tool. I have pretty good luck with it at work, but we do have SM II hand...
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    You should find the link in your inbox. Hope it...

    You should find the link in your inbox. Hope it helps. Set up is pretty easy, and if you have made the adapter right it works pretty well.
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    I do have a copy, but can't find an email address...

    I do have a copy, but can't find an email address in your profile.
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    This talks to the SM2 card directly - I have no...

    This talks to the SM2 card directly - I have no System 1 experience our Staefa front end is MS1800.
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    A link should be coming your way. In my...

    A link should be coming your way. In my experience it works pretty well for most all the SM2 cards. SMVU (shudder) and trunk comm not so much.
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    For those with trouble making it work using...

    For those with trouble making it work using D-Fend Reloaded, which includes DOS BOX makes it play much nicer with your modern laptop. Atkinson has a nice little guide...
  9. Thread: Old Staefa

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    I am not sure of your trunk structure. You cannot...

    I am not sure of your trunk structure. You cannot have SM2 and BACnet controllers on the same trunk. In the case of an integration to a JACE you need a staefa SM2 driver for the JACE, a Atkinson 232...
  10. Thread: Old Staefa

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    Crazy NCRS Comm Issue Since this is the most...

    Crazy NCRS Comm Issue
    Since this is the most active thread I figure I will post about this mystery here. We have a Node issue that is this - the node was working fine communicating out through the...
  11. Thread: Old Staefa

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    PC Tool pulls out card level information. If you...

    PC Tool pulls out card level information. If you have Field Controller programming it will not show that. Is there currently a front end on the staefa system - as in MS1800? That is where you could...
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    Are you talking to individual cards or the FC...

    Are you talking to individual cards or the FC directly? Changes are made to created blocks in MS1800 by modifying or commanding them, and what sort of block it is determines what you can do with it....
  13. Thread: Old Staefa

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    The University I work at has many buildings with...

    The University I work at has many buildings with many cards. We integrate the SM2 by taking a JACE licensed with a Smart 2 driver and essentially it replaces the Field Controller. It is plenty of...
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    You're welcome.Glad it worked for you. The tool...

    You're welcome.Glad it worked for you. The tool actually works very well for tuning DDC loops etc, but if you used the other version of the PC Tool you know that, I guess. Hang onto it for sure - we...
  15. We have JACEs branded Vykon and Distech. They are...

    We have JACEs branded Vykon and Distech. They are all Tridium under the cover really. At my work one of us went to a Tridium Training for the JACE Ax and the rest of us went to the Distech EC-Bos Ax...
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    As long as I am back in the thread - does anyone...

    As long as I am back in the thread - does anyone have the bad luck to have SMVUs and if so have you made PC Tool work with them? BTW I have PC Tool ver 4 currently up on a service and can send a few...
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    I sent you a link. PC Tool is an executable so...

    I sent you a link. PC Tool is an executable so you have to use a file sending service.
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    I do have version 4 which works with DOSBOX and...

    I do have version 4 which works with DOSBOX and /or DFend reloaded. Can send it if I have an email to send it to.
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    http://atkinsonelectronics.com/techCorner/tech-cor...

    http://atkinsonelectronics.com/techCorner/tech-corner.asp will help. I actually use http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/ which is a Front end that makes dosbox easier. With running PCTool in DFend...
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    I'd be interested in this as well. It is a PITA...

    I'd be interested in this as well. It is a PITA to change the fonts every time.
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    I would second Automated Logic. It is pretty easy...

    I would second Automated Logic. It is pretty easy to work with, the logic pages are good once you figure out the layout. My only knock - doesn't play nice with Firefox, and some of the canned...
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    The file I have is about 30MB unzipped. It is...

    The file I have is about 30MB unzipped. It is running under dosbox with dfend reloaded which makes it possible to use win 7 machines and machines without a native serial port - it will allow you to...
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    Staefa PC Tool

    I have gotten it working, and I can probably help you out, but I am not sure if I can zip it and email, or if I need to use a file upload service.
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    I don't know if you have worked with ALC but the...

    I don't know if you have worked with ALC but the online documentation is very good, and the system is much more intuitive than many. I have attached a screenshot of the online help, and a .pdf...
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    The Eikon Logicbuilder part of ALC comes with a...

    The Eikon Logicbuilder part of ALC comes with a large assortment of program microblocks for all sorts of functions and they are able to be customized quite a bit. The logic page is a good place to...
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    In the case of point integration from another...

    In the case of point integration from another type of controller it seems that you wind up using bacnet or lon or what driver you are using to import these points into the controller. These are then...
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    Where I work we do not single source, which means...

    Where I work we do not single source, which means we have ALC and Niagara Ax/ Tridium both. The ALC is much loved for the ease of use, the user friendly navigation, and the fairly easy to use tools...
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    Smart II integration

    Where I work in those instances where we have to integrate Smart II points the only workable solution aside from completely going with a more modern system is using a Jace. You pay by the point. I am...
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    PC Tool on DOS

    I can send you the file for PC Tool on a DOS /USB stick if you PM me with your email. We have managed to get that working and also a version that runs under XP but only on machines that have native...
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    There is a way

    If you have a phase cut card - and it sounds like you do - you can pay an arm and a leg to get a phase cut actuater, you can change the card to one that does 0-10vdc on the proportional out puts or...
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    PC Tool

    I can help with the PCtool software, but have yet to hit on the correct pinout. Mind you this is the tool for talking to one controller at a time, not the MS 1800 for talking to the system, although...
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    I'd be very interested in the pin out for PC tool...

    I'd be very interested in the pin out for PC tool as well. We have plenty of old staefa on campus, and my little project is seeing if a netbook with a DB9/usb dongle can replace a smart tool. I know...
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    Lot of stuff in the Documentation!

    I have found a lot of documentation within the program with MS 1800. I am currently working in controls and where I work has buildings chock full of Smart II cards, which will not be going anywhere...
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    From the manual - which should be on your system...

    From the manual - which should be on your system as a PDF - ( USER.PDF)
    Points
    Figure 6-5 displays the top two data points (left-justified) and the bottom data point
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    As...
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