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    I think putting in an NIE is better than nothing...

    I think putting in an NIE is better than nothing and I'll help with migration to MSEA. If your PMI workstation dies you're not totally blind. You don't NEED your workstation but you'll want to keep...
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    In most cases you will not need to change the...

    In most cases you will not need to change the wall stat. They come with a nice wiring harness. To be honest my opinion is the #1 drawback is your programming and commissioning it with CCT and some...
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    I'll agree with simux some what.. just make sure...

    I'll agree with simux some what.. just make sure your NAE55 you're buying is a NAE55xx-1 (or preferable -2) ... no reason to screw yourself over with a -0
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    You could still do this yourself. Granted of...

    You could still do this yourself. Granted of course it's recommended to call a controls tech out but you can't screw it up too much more than it is unless you NUT it and loose power or disconnect in...
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    Unfortunately you're probably going to have to...

    Unfortunately you're probably going to have to get it NUTed. The customer doesn't have a Metasys disk? Look for Network Update Tool... And the appropriate image.
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    Only if you're running Ready Access Portal...

    Only if you're running Ready Access Portal (ADS-Server-Name/metasysrap instead of /metasys) it's free with the newer versions of Metasys ADS/X .. It's not the same as the full SMP but you can monitor...
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    Sam, Interesting reply; a good read. I don't...

    Sam,

    Interesting reply; a good read. I don't know every aspect of the RS-485 protocol nor do I ever really plan to learn it so I can't argue on what it "is" and I am sure you could offer PDF...
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    RS-485 is a two wire protocol. JCI modified it to...

    RS-485 is a two wire protocol. JCI modified it to a 3 wire system to expand the devices. While its loosely RS-485 it really isn't and that's why they can use 64 (or 100) devices on the bus. I would...
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    The Control System are in the website directory...

    The Control System are in the website directory under N50... A DOS search of a name of one of the interlocks will assist you in finding them if they aren't rolled into a database.
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    How do you have access to CCT6 already? Our BPPs...

    How do you have access to CCT6 already? Our BPPs are back ordered.. I imagine we'll get them in a week or two. Beta site?
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    I have a bunch of these at one of my sites......

    I have a bunch of these at one of my sites... Just integrate it through N2 ... The liebert is RS-232... The integrator has a special table loaded to do translation. You'll have to know what the n2...
  12. Well I am not surprised they don't roll out the...

    Well I am not surprised they don't roll out the red carpet; who is with competition? I'm sure they would be happy to be contracted to do the work. You should be integrating the chiller with e-link...
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    I misinterpreted your post originally.. Are you...

    I misinterpreted your post originally.. Are you talking about writing a program that you can re-use or a one time (manual) command like all the responses you've gotten so far? There is access to...
  14. I'd say at least a quarter of my ADX installs are...

    I'd say at least a quarter of my ADX installs are on VMs right now for the redundancy. I only ever run into the normal issues (permissions).
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    Just echoing the last post; I have a site with a...

    Just echoing the last post; I have a site with a few large UPSes. We integrate through sitelink by BACnet/IP... On the older ones we have integrators (MIG). And a few talk BACnet/MSTP... They were...
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    Besides the other tips you can also use that...

    Besides the other tips you can also use that little box in the N2 troubleshooting guide (can be found on JCI quicklit or just google for it)... It'll work the same on BACnet. It's only. Handful of...
  17. All variable in most cases.. Condenser, chiller...

    All variable in most cases.. Condenser, chiller compressors, primary and secondary chiller water loops... It depends on the equipment you have (and what you're generally replacing) on how much you're...
  18. There is nothing confidential about CPO30. It's a...

    There is nothing confidential about CPO30. It's a product anyone can have engineered into a design for them. I simply made some suggestions about ensuring there was enough "meeting" time in their...
  19. I have helped out on one; contact me off list.

    I have helped out on one; contact me off list.
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    I work for JCI and have been offered jobs with...

    I work for JCI and have been offered jobs with other controls companies and at a few sites; I wouldn't leave unless is was a ridiculous amount of money. A couple guys in our shop are Siemens and...
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    Uninstall then Re-install Java. Start with the...

    Uninstall then Re-install Java.
    Start with the newest version and work backwards. You should only have the newest compatible Java on the PC that Metasys (at whatever version you're running)...
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    Okay, My next step would be to delete the Java...

    Okay,
    My next step would be to delete the Java temporary files in Control Panel > Java under the temporary Internet files section (settings button) those are XP directions, win7 may be different...
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    It's possible that are a different 'Object...

    It's possible that are a different 'Object Category' (General/HVAC/Power/etc.) an that user doesn't have access to that category as defined in the security administration. Also check to ensure...
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    Berg2666, sounds like they are running Ready...

    Berg2666, sounds like they are running Ready Access Portal. It's the only way to view Metasys on Firefox.
  25. Thread: Metasys bus

    by chas_md
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    HVACPro is not very Windows 7 friendly; It's not...

    HVACPro is not very Windows 7 friendly; It's not supported. That being said it runs on many Windows 7 machines (including JCI tech laptops) but I've also seen plenty of machines it will not run on....
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    I haven't seen one but as another alternative we...

    I haven't seen one but as another alternative we usually just roll the 7' freezestat up in a nice neat circle in those cases. Works well and I doubt a smaller freezestat will save you much cost if...
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    I have never worked for systems besides a few...

    I have never worked for systems besides a few small projects and helping out here and there on older controls. I like variety service provides. Being stuck at a place more than a few days gets pretty...
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    You should be fine as long as you oversize your...

    You should be fine as long as you oversize your transformer to make sure you can power any sensors and actuators you may have attached to the controllers. Keep a common "common" across all of them...
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    I looked into this a year ago. iPhones don't have...

    I looked into this a year ago. iPhones don't have any support for bring a modem. Internet connect yes, phone modem no.. Kinda sucks .. I had a remote modem I was trying to do some control with..
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    Oh okay, GWS. I have a lot of friends in GWS... A...

    Oh okay, GWS. I have a lot of friends in GWS... A lot less corporate :) Being an operator on Metasys will be fine. I think as a habit JCI gives you more information that Siemens generally does......
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    I work in Johnson service and while I've never...

    I work in Johnson service and while I've never worked for Siemens I have worked (and still work) with some ex-Siemens guys through the years. One guy in Southern California took me through all the...
  32. Thread: UNT Question

    by chas_md
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    Kontrolthis is dead on the money ive seen plenty...

    Kontrolthis is dead on the money ive seen plenty of dead N2 ports. Ive seen a very few rare cases where you a shorted out metastat which was the problem... Remove the RJ45 from the controller if...
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    I don't know AX very well as I don't work on it...

    I don't know AX very well as I don't work on it much... But if you're just trying to do a straight network conversion maybe it'd be easier (and cheaper?) to do that with a FieldServer? I know you can...
  34. I'll second "Control Man" you're going to be...

    I'll second "Control Man" you're going to be changing out a lot of equipment in the next year... I've had a similar issue in a hospital a few years back. I got 95%~ of it back up within a couple days...
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    If it's a book you're looking for I was given...

    If it's a book you're looking for I was given this book "Building Environments: HVAC Systems" when I started in DDC. It has plenty of mechanical stuff but there is a lot of stuff on generic controls...
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    No, I believe that's only for RS-232 and modem...

    No, I believe that's only for RS-232 and modem communications.

    At this point it's most likely you have a network issue, likely the NAE is just not in the same IP space right now for some reason....
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    Can you still directly connect to the NAE? You...

    Can you still directly connect to the NAE? You might have downloaded an old IP address (and/or subnet/gateway) into it. If you can directly connect (by mashing http:// _the IP address_/metasys into...
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    You can't (granted I didn't check in 5.2.10 but I...

    You can't (granted I didn't check in 5.2.10 but I didn't see it in any "what's new" patch info). I adjust screen resolution or buy bigger monitors which is why you see a lot of JCI MSEA systems...
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    I have no experience doing this. However, we bid...

    I have no experience doing this. However, we bid to do a project like this but they put it off... My understanding was that they had a BACnet/IP server so you'd just auto discover right? I thought...
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    I'm not sure if FE 1611's use the same stats as...

    I'm not sure if FE 1611's use the same stats as MS 1611's .. I would guess? If so.. LIT-1900350 says you're correct, no W/C on any of the models with humidity and address switches.. "Set"point adjust...
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    Also looking for a copy of the "LTBT‐TM‐SYSDSGN" manual.

    I'd also like if someone could drop me an e-mail with the manual.

    Thanks much!
  42. Interesting read! I have worked for JCI for six...

    Interesting read! I have worked for JCI for six years now. (No experience with Siemens) This is by far the best working experience I've had in my 20 years of work (including 4 years in the air...
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    I had the same problem where they broke most of...

    I had the same problem where they broke most of the N2 rules... Used the wrong wire (including using old sensor wire), didn't put repeaters in where they should have, it was over length and they had...
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    Did you get a fix for this? What version are you...

    Did you get a fix for this? What version are you running and is active directory enabled?
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    The over all problem is probably a T-tap on the...

    The over all problem is probably a T-tap on the bus, a bad connection or some wires crossed; every so often it's a bad controller but I have only seen that once.. this usually shows up around DXs,...
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    He/she meant change the site director field......

    He/she meant change the site director field... it'll be the name of the NAE... if it's called NAE02 then NAE02 will be in the field. Change that NAE02 or whatever it is to the IP address of the other...
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    .. another request for Datamate or WinCIS .. I...

    .. another request for Datamate or WinCIS .. I have neither. .. thanks!
  48. Thread: Jci Tec 26**

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    They say it makes the trunk more stable...

    They say it makes the trunk more stable (noise/gitter) and they can get 50 devices and more distance on a segment of a trunk instead of the BACnet standard of 32 devices. N2 is the same way..
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