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    R2 to AX Conversion

    The $64,000 question. What is the cheapest fastest way to convert an R2 database to AX? Are there software tools to do it or at least get it most of the way, or companies that do it manually very...
  2. Compile/Download vs. on-the-fly programming

    I used to program a lot of old Network 8000 systems and changes were immediate and running as soon as the block was saved. The controllers (LCM,GCM, MZ2) were QNX based. This is a very useful feature...
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    Lon is all about network connections and Bacnet...

    Lon is all about network connections and Bacnet is all about object connections. In Bacnet for example, analog and binary output objects have all the override functions built into the object, all you...
  4. EMSDV1 is not the schedule input unless it was...

    EMSDV1 is not the schedule input unless it was programmed that way. A PEM-1 controller is programmable. Not as versatile as a MZ-2 and with less blocks, and some inputs are of specific type unlike a...
  5. I hope you aren't using any Tridium based...

    I hope you aren't using any Tridium based products on this job. They are not listed for smoke control.
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    What do you intend to do when you get in?

    What do you intend to do when you get in?
  7. People like you scare me. You have no business...

    People like you scare me. You have no business doing any wiring if you don't understand how a relay works. It is about the most basic component in any control system. What is your background? Do...
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    Try B&B Electronics

    Try B&B Electronics
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    You have to be careful when the cooling coil is...

    You have to be careful when the cooling coil is downstream from the heating coil in the winter even when units are not in freeze. If you have chiller pumps running and a chiller not running and you...
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    http://www.ge-mcs.com/en/flow/ultrasonic-clamp-on-...

    http://www.ge-mcs.com/en/flow/ultrasonic-clamp-on-gas-/digitalflow-gc868.html
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    I have an old customer that is getting a state...

    I have an old customer that is getting a state grant and they think they want to replace every controller in every school with ALC. What advice can I give them? I would much rather see them go with...
  12. Thread: CCN to AX

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    What CCN driver did you get?

    What CCN driver did you get?
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    Does anyone know what these new FG controllers...

    Does anyone know what these new FG controllers will cost?
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    Video

    That's awesome
  15. Thread: Raspberry Pi

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    Raspberry Pi

    Any thoughts on what this product or one like it may do to the control industry?
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    Spyder

    When I read the release notes for the latest Spyder Tool version I seriously considered changing jobs to get away from this product.
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    Spyder

    The Spyder Tool has a lot of problems. I thought the old systems I worked on were bad. Honeywell is not providing the required resources to this product.
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    MZ's

    You have some options. The MZ2 and VAV controllers may not need to be replaced. Do you have the ability to sell them an AX box with the ASD driver? That's a good fix to any front end problems they...
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    Backdoor

    I think since the year 2000 upgrade, which was rev 5.0 or higher, the backdoor stopped working.
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    Network 8000

    If anyone is dealing with Network 8000, I worked on the stuff for 23 years. I know a lot about it. I may be interested in getting involved in projects if the money is right. Please respond if...
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    TP-8101

    Ask your customer if he is using a 40 year old PC and he might understand what you're dealing with.
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    Flow sensor location

    It won't work in the discharge of the box, it is too turbulent and the velocity drops way down. In the past I have put the sensor in the cold duct and controlled the cooling damper CFM and run an...
  23. Thread: Can2Go

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    Line Code

    Here is what I don't like about line code. I will use Reliable as an example, but KMC is also this way. Every point in the system must have a unique name even on a huge system. If you are going to...
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    8000

    You might be money ahead to subcontract to someone who knows the 8000 and is willing to help you learn. How large is this system?
  25. Thread: Struxureware

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    Struxureware

    Does anyone have any info on this new system?
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