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    Wcis is the program you will need to connect to a...

    Wcis is the program you will need to connect to a tec. The max line driver only supports standard applications, it will not discover an dpu. Mpu or uc controller or special tec applications such as...
  2. There is a background object that is not defined....

    There is a background object that is not defined. They can drive you crazy, especially if there is a lot of lot of associations. Good luck.
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    It probably needs to be replaced. Are you writing...

    It probably needs to be replaced. Are you writing to any of the subpoints excessively?
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    Firmware upgrade can only be for through com...

    Firmware upgrade can only be for through com tools which is a not distrusted. Calling your local branch is your only option to upgrade.
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    Try network 9

    Try network 9
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    Have you discovered the devices thru the Web...

    Have you discovered the devices thru the Web browser, and verified all your devices were pulled in. There you should see your instance numbers.
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    Do datamate or wcis have a terminal emulator? I...

    Do datamate or wcis have a terminal emulator? I think they may, I'm used to using hyperterminal, dont remember what the keystrokes are to enable ethernet, you'll also need administration...
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    The 2.8 panels are made ether net thru...

    The 2.8 panels are made ether net thru hyperterminal. The earlier controllers will need to be flashed by Siemens
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    Validation of sensors for pharma

    I'm doing a pharmaceutical job where, I am using Vaisala current temp and humidity sensors. The customer has a third party validation company that wants to split and repeat my current signal to use...
  10. Not for anything newer than apogee 2.6

    Not for anything newer than apogee 2.6
  11. They don't, that's how Siemen's keeps their foot...

    They don't, that's how Siemen's keeps their foot in your door. And depending on which product we are talking about, they may make your only option a "fast forward" upgrade.
  12. Yes, that is correct. For power mbc's, mec's. ...

    Yes, that is correct. For power mbc's, mec's. Pxc line the Siemens tech uses firmware loading tool which is part of com tools and is only licensed to Siemens techs.
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    Unresolved, a point is probably failed

    Unresolved, a point is probably failed
  14. Please attach a screens shot of you system...

    Please attach a screens shot of you system profile, the apogee archatecture limits you to one mass storage device (server) you may have many machines with attached BLNS's but only one server.
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    Database transfer backs up the field panel...

    Database transfer backs up the field panel database "P2" files. The insight backup utility backs up the database of the insight server including reports, trends andgr add graphics.
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    You need to set the panel using hyper terminal...

    You need to set the panel using hyper terminal and an mmi cable plugged into the mmi port


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    VFDs use BACnet client to import third-party...

    VFDs use BACnet client to import third-party points. BACnet server is used to export Siemens points.


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    No you can use a comparable wire. Sent from...

    No you can use a comparable wire.


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    Have them purchase the bacnet server through the...

    Have them purchase the bacnet server through the service agreement, price is significantly less, they will probably attempt to upgrade the machine as well as insight revision, which may or not be...
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    Unless the customer still has a service agreement...

    Unless the customer still has a service agreement with Siemens, they will probably gauge you on the price, and probably try to sell you a new server as well. They will need to add the server license...
  21. Yes it communicates through the mmi port, it is...

    Yes it communicates through the mmi port, it is very slow.


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  22. Dadof5 My email is in my profile, email me with...

    Dadof5
    My email is in my profile, email me with questions.



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  23. I've done it, not conventionally though as to all...

    I've done it, not conventionally though as to all jace driver options would not work. We had the customer purchase insight BACnet server and we made the insight server a glorified bacnet router.

    ...
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    No WCIS is for accessing TECs and other P1...

    No WCIS is for accessing TECs and other P1 devices.


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    Your best bet might be to call around and see if...

    Your best bet might be to call around and see if any other vendors may be able to help you manage the system. Unfortunately you are locked in to Siemens for true product support, but there are plenty...
  26. Nick is correct, remote notification is licensed,...

    Nick is correct, remote notification is licensed, and can only be purchased through your local Siemens branch.


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    Tridiumtech, I am currently working with Tridium...

    Tridiumtech,
    I am currently working with Tridium everyday. Thank you


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    I worked for Siemens for 10 years and left a year...

    I worked for Siemens for 10 years and left a year ago. With Siemens you will work 95% of the time on the apogee line. The only experience you will get with other venders will be through integration...
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    Do you have an insight front end. You can also...

    Do you have an insight front end. You can also view PPCL and point database from the system profile.
    These devices are dinosaur and Siemens decided years ago to make them difficult to use by...
  30. The Siemens to Lon integration is bulky and at...

    The Siemens to Lon integration is bulky and at this point obsolete. They are pushing you to go BACnet because of this. Siemens will price this job so BACnet makes more sense. $$


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    I believe the 550-530 tec is a Lon heat pump...

    I believe the 550-530 tec is a Lon heat pump controller.


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  32. It is easier for Siemens to push you to go...

    It is easier for Siemens to push you to go BACnet. There are several different ways for them to achieve this. All of them costly. What are your concerns?


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    There a many different sequences to control your...

    There a many different sequences to control your dampers. Simple control would be to control your economizer to maintain discharge are set point. You also have air quality control where you monitor...
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    These are Siemens apogee devices. You can do...

    These are Siemens apogee devices. You can do everything you need with the PXC controller. Unfortunately programming this will not be easy, for someone not familiar with PPCL, especially thru hyper...
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    I the research I have done is that the driver is...

    I the research I have done is that the driver is p1 devices only. I needed to install Siemens bacnet server and use the insight machine as a "gateway" in order to make this work.


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    Yes it has several different applications per...

    Yes it has several different applications per stat with different amount of relays per part number. The Kmc website also has an interactive demo


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  37. If the only thing that has changed was moving the...

    If the only thing that has changed was moving the server to the new location, then this is where you have to start. Have you replaced the switch?
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    The pxcm is unable to connect, has anything...

    The pxcm is unable to connect, has anything changed on the network? Try a warm start (battery stays in)
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    You press it once in the middle to put it into...

    You press it once in the middle to put it into "hand" and a second time on either side to open or close the relay.


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    You will not be able to pull any point expansion...

    You will not be able to pull any point expansion into tridium. The point database resides in the field panel which is P2 communication. As of right now there is no driver for p2 only p1 which the tec...
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    Siemens Bacnet BBMD Help please?

    You need to have a BBMD configured on both subnets to route the BACnet packets across the router. You will need to have two in order to communicate. The chiller may have a BACnet table configuration....
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    Thanks Sam, My needs are a portable scope that...

    Thanks Sam,
    My needs are a portable scope that can be used to verify readings on customers RS485 trunks prior to integration. I'd like to be able to do screen captures on my laptop. I'm pretty...
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    Oscilloscope recomendations

    I have been given the green light to purchase a oscilloscope for our department. I would like to get recommendations.
    Thank you in advance.
  44. Best practice is to run your VFD with at least...

    Best practice is to run your VFD with at least three hard wired point, start/stop, status and your speed command. I don't like to pass the covs over the network.
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    N2 reference termination at Jace.

    what is the best practice for terminating the reference wire at the Jace. And also the proper grounding of the shield? is anyone using a 100 ohm PTC thermistor to terminate the shield?
  46. Your right dingman, thanks for clarifying.

    Your right dingman, thanks for clarifying.
  47. We're doing this integration. P1 to Jace. It...

    We're doing this integration. P1 to Jace. It helps that I am ex-Siemens. Each Fln truck can reside on a separate port. Any point expander ie DPU, mpu, bim and uc will not discover, and you will...
  48. The line in ppcl would be unresolved

    The line in ppcl would be unresolved
  49. Siemens: Unbundle FLN device points to field panel??

    Unless it's the day/night point it will need to be unbundled, in they system profile, I believe under tools.
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    Is the Emerson unit propriety communication? I...

    Is the Emerson unit propriety communication? I read nothing of open protocol in their spec.
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