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    I'm sorry, I don't know much about Apogee. ...

    I'm sorry, I don't know much about Apogee.

    Anyway, if you would like to add new chiller with existing BACnet controller inside, I don't understand, why you need to build an application and load it...
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    First, which Siemens system are you working with?...

    First, which Siemens system are you working with? There are two current systems (Desigo and Apogee) and at least half a dozen legacy ones.

    Second, why do you think you need all those tools to...
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    I e-mailed you

    I e-mailed you
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    USB key and v2.6. I think it was ENV-BT-2.6-MED

    USB key and v2.6.

    I think it was ENV-BT-2.6-MED
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    Similar story here: a client lost his Windows...

    Similar story here: a client lost his Windows with Envision installation. All screen files, database backup and USB dongle are available, but no Envision installation. Anyone would be so kind to...
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    Probably you meant "bytes" -- two bits of data...

    Probably you meant "bytes" -- two bits of data from a meter does not make much sense :)
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    Modbus is limited to 32 "unit loads". Most of the...

    Modbus is limited to 32 "unit loads". Most of the devices nowadays are 1/4 unit load, therefore there could be 128 devices per line.
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    The biggest M-bus advantage is that one could...

    The biggest M-bus advantage is that one could power M-bus devices from the communication line. So 2 wires are enough for everything.
    Modbus is much more popular and more simple. It could be much...
  9. Prices are "low", dictionaries are "cheap". Buy...

    Prices are "low", dictionaries are "cheap". Buy one.
  10. Just FYI: there are two completely different...

    Just FYI: there are two completely different third party C-bus drivers for Tridium available: from Infocon and Neopsis.
    Can't tell you much about their stability, but maybe it's worth to try.
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    When replacing 301 you should be aware, that...

    When replacing 301 you should be aware, that usually they read temperature from very specific 1.8K thermistors -- no other vendor uses them.
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    I say you go both ways. Choose one line (e.g....

    I say you go both ways. Choose one line (e.g. BACnet :)) as a main one. But if the client requests LON you could put an almost identical (electrically and programmatically) controller instead.
    And...
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    No, no, no! You just destroyed any reasonable...

    No, no, no! You just destroyed any reasonable discussion here.
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    Thumbs up for Distech. They have very similar LON...

    Thumbs up for Distech. They have very similar LON and BACnet lines with free (nice and powerful) programming software.
    But you really have to use Niagara (Distech calls it EC-NET AX) to fully...
  15. Thread: MSTP vs FT10

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    I see a little value in "LNS for BACnet", because...

    I see a little value in "LNS for BACnet", because of the way how inter-controller communication is handled in BACnet. I'll try to explain how I see it.

    LON has a unique separate "binding"...
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    Johnson will not licence you their N2 driver for...

    Johnson will not licence you their N2 driver for Honeywell Jaces, but there is other N2 driver (Infocon) which you could use.

    There are many drivers available, here is a list:...
  17. Cloud Marketing 101: Post a lot of unrelated...

    Cloud Marketing 101: Post a lot of unrelated links and invent nicknames for opponents (civility is for losers!). That will make your product a huge success!
    :bump:
  18. Cloud Marketing Pro. Calling names and trying to...

    Cloud Marketing Pro. Calling names and trying to prove his point with completely unrelated material (the subject is not even mentioned there!) :LOL:
    Are there some courses or is it innate ability?
  19. That's an interesting idea. Take a popular and...

    That's an interesting idea. Take a popular and poorly understood term, add something to it, and declare it applies to your product. Protect the concept by aggressively insulting anyone who doubts it....
  20. Thread: Tridium Niagra

    by shylock
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    AX certification course is quite good. Also...

    AX certification course is quite good. Also Tridium has advanced course (2 days), which you could take after certification.
    And then there is a developer course, but it is for Java programmers.
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    I use Aspmon...

    I use Aspmon a lot with different serial protocols. There is a Modbus plugin and even a scripting language.
    It is not free, but it worth it.
  22. Thread: Tridium Sedona

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    I have mentioned 3 types of IEC61131 controllers...

    I have mentioned 3 types of IEC61131 controllers (sysint talked about both IEC61131 and IEC61499).
    All these controllers are from industrial automation: Siemens Simatic, Beckhoff, Wago.
  23. Thread: Tridium Sedona

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    No, because of "different needs". I could...

    No, because of "different needs". I could describe these needs, but don't think you really wanna know.
    But I'll give you a hint: Profibus, DeviceNet and Canbus protocols are respected and...
  24. Thread: Tridium Sedona

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    These standards cover quite different needs...

    These standards cover quite different needs compared to Sedona. Plus there is a very limited acceptance of IEC61311 and IEC61499 in BMS industry.



    Of course, Sedona is just starting. AFAIK...
  25. Thread: Tridium Sedona

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    IEC61131 and IEC61499 do not specify low level...

    IEC61131 and IEC61499 do not specify low level code formats, programming interfaces etc. There is a very limited scope of compatible tools / vendors.
  26. In this case you already have some devices to...

    In this case you already have some devices to redirect your IR remote to central, one more device to choose one of many music sources to play, one more device to transmit this source to a particular...
  27. Crestron, AMX, Control4 play in a very different...

    Crestron, AMX, Control4 play in a very different and large market, audio/video mostly. Ipad will make them reduce prices for their panels, but it is not a real threat. Ipad can't speak to TV,...
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    www.gmx.com does not require SSL.

    www.gmx.com does not require SSL.
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    Thank you, that's what I needed! Site Book...

    Thank you, that's what I needed!

    Site Book gave me some errors in the beginning. But after all other M3 processes has been stopped, it uploaded all new points successfully.
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    It could be Site Book or Project Builder. If I...

    It could be Site Book or Project Builder.
    If I understand correctly, Site Book is used to establish communication between M3 and N30. Looks like it is not necessary in my case.
    Project Builder is...
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    This is exactly what I did. Copy/paste existing...

    This is exactly what I did. Copy/paste existing point, then selected "Edit Aliases" - there was Alias Definition "JC.BNOPC.2\@BMS:N30:AHU1-PE02". BMS is a site name, N30 - name of N30, AHU1-PE02 -...
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    Add new point to Johnson M3 Graphics

    The system structure is DX9100 => N30 => M3 Workstation.
    I have to add some new points from DX9100 to M3 graphical screen.

    So I have connected to N30 with hyperterm (JCI calls it "VT100 Terminal...
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    I'm not sure, but I think Care could be...

    I'm not sure, but I think Care could be downloaded and used offline without license.
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    Please, search the forum and read about 10000...

    Please, search the forum and read about 10000 posts.

    P.S. And please don't ask "Which is better, LON or BACnet" :)
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    European Tridium sells it, so the configuration...

    European Tridium sells it, so the configuration tool must be open for other brands.
  36. Please be so kind and e-mail it. If nobody...

    Please be so kind and e-mail it.


    If nobody publishes their source, then nobody in building controls industry is "completely open".
    BTW there are many open source players in IT world.
  37. Probably Java will stay as embedded and server...

    Probably Java will stay as embedded and server platform. But on client side Java sucks. Flash/Flex, Silverlight and, even better, HTML5 is the way to go.


    Not completely. It is not open source...
  38. Thread: AX Wizards

    by shylock
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    Distech should announce their new ECN (N2...

    Distech should announce their new ECN (N2 protocol!) controllers quite soon. After that LON and BACnet series will be obsolete. Who needs them anyway, N2 is superior.
  39. Thread: Distech

    by shylock
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    The compiler is provided by Distech (actually it...

    The compiler is provided by Distech (actually it is very similar to the one for Lon controllers). It is integrated into Niagara using additional Distech's module.


    I'm sorry, but it is not like...
  40. Thread: Distech

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    No, ECB controllers are fully Distech's, there is...

    No, ECB controllers are fully Distech's, there is no Niagara code inside them. Niagara is used the same way LonMaker is used in LON world.
  41. Thread: Distech

    by shylock
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    Distech sells OEMed Tridium Jaces as many others...

    Distech sells OEMed Tridium Jaces as many others do. But unlike others Distech also customizes Jaces heavily, including new graphics and a very good programming tool for ECP and ECB series of...
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    There are two third-party C-bus drivers for AX...

    There are two third-party C-bus drivers for AX already: Infocon and Neopsis.
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    My 5 cents: Remote programming and debugging...

    My 5 cents:

    Remote programming and debugging
    Autorouting of connection lines (I just hate to draw these lines manually. Hope the guys from TAC will look at Distech tool)
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    Really? SO long ago? :)

    Really? SO long ago? :)
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    All I have is a list on their website:...

    All I have is a list on their website: http://www.easyio-solution.com/infocon-solutions-driver-list. Try to contact them directly.
    Looks like there are more drivers now:

    Infocon
    Robertshaw...
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    Well, I could start. The information below it...

    Well, I could start. The information below it taken from Tridium, niagara-central.com and third-party websites. Or maybe I have heard it somewhere.

    Tridium
    American Automatrics PHP
    American...
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    It's AAM, not AL :)

    It's AAM, not AL :)
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    Looks like these guys have it also:...

    Looks like these guys have it also: http://www.ccontrols.com/basautomation/basremote.htm
  49. Thread: Jace graphics

    by shylock
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    Not necessary. You could create many point...

    Not necessary. You could create many point folders in one big controller (like VAV1, VAV2, FC1, FC2 etc) then create points with identical names in each folder (nviSetpt, nvoFan, nvoValve). Then you...
  50. Thread: Jace graphics

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    When I tried FX, I've got an impression that JCI...

    When I tried FX, I've got an impression that JCI added some appliance-like functionality of no real value. The only thing which may be necessary is N2 protocol.
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