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    T.A.C.

    What do you guys think of T.A.C. controls? I've never worked on or even seen them on a job. I may be working with them soon so I'd like too know what i'm up against. Thanks.

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    Big Unit,

    T.A.C. has multiple lines including:

    Continuum (BACnet or Infinet)
    Vista (LON or Clasic)
    IA (BACnet, LON or ASD)

    I have worked extensively with Continuum which is a great product and Vista which functions (not a good experience on my part but have friends that use it and are satisfied with the end product). I have not personally worked with IA, but I do know it is Niagara based (UNC = Jace with ASD).

    They supposedly are developing their own front end that will be able to use multiply protocols, release date unknown.

    Let me know which system you will be working with and I'll see if I can dig up some literature.

    kontrol out
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    T.A.C also owns Com-Trol.

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    Need to know which line - they also own INET and more, and the big owner of all the lines is Schneider Electric.
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    TAC is:

    Andover
    TAC (Sweden) used to be Tour Andersson Controls that is how T.A.C came about
    Barber Colman
    CSI INET
    Robertshaw
    Satchwell (U.K.)
    Siebe
    Invensys
    Controlli (Italy)
    Erie

    All started when Siebe bought Barber Colman and Robertshaw, changed name to
    Invensys and bought Satchwell and Controlli. TAC Sweden bought CSI/INET and than
    bought Andover and than bought Invensys. Schneider Electric (Square D) bought TAC.
    And now it is a mess! Good luck.

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    One side of the TAC line is LON and the other side of it is Bacnet.
    Which line are you going to work with?
    The software for TAC is properitary and can only be sold to TAC partner, is your company to become a partner?
    The programming langauge is different is both lines.
    The front end graphical display is different also, depending on what device you are using.
    Provide more information and can help you out more.

    Lontshooter

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    I worked for TAC for 8 months (In Australia). I found the Vista range very 'bulletproof'. The guys would just upplug any controller whenever they needed to, and it start back up without a hitch after. I'm used to Siemens Apogee, and that wouldn't go down too well (or as fast) with them. TAC as a company I found push the Maintenance contracts to the point of extortion SO many hours sold to do SO little. The maint. techs have to pace themselves or they finish too fast. (This might be country/branch specific tho).

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    Which branch in OZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azzad View Post
    Which branch in OZ?
    An Eastern one

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    Andover Controls

    Quote Originally Posted by kontrolphreak View Post
    Big Unit,

    T.A.C. has multiple lines including:

    Continuum (BACnet or Infinet)
    Vista (LON or Clasic)
    IA (BACnet, LON or ASD)

    I have worked extensively with Continuum which is a great product and Vista which functions (not a good experience on my part but have friends that use it and are satisfied with the end product). I have not personally worked with IA, but I do know it is Niagara based (UNC = Jace with ASD).

    They supposedly are developing their own front end that will be able to use multiply protocols, release date unknown.

    Let me know which system you will be working with and I'll see if I can dig up some literature.

    kontrol out
    I am looking for a source fro Andover I2 (infinet) equipment --

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    Quote Originally Posted by johncwesley View Post
    I am looking for a source fro Andover I2 (infinet) equipment --
    What is your location? This is typically sold through your nearest partner/dealer/branch office.
    "How it can be considered "Open" is beyond me. Calling it "voyeur-ed" would be more accurate." pka LeroyMac, SkyIsBlue, fka Freddy-B, Mongo, IndyBlue
    BIG Government = More Dependents
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    Andover

    I'm in Ga.

    Local guys not too anxious to give prices

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    You could try on the Andover yahoo group.

    kontrol out
    "Open is as open does." - Forrest Gump
    "Can't we all just get a Lon?" - Garry Jack
    "BACnet: integration or interrogation?" - The Janitor
    "Open protocols? You can't handle open protocols!" - Nathan R. Jessup
    “What’s that? Aaa… open protocols? Don’t talk about…. open protocols? Are you kidding me? Open protocols? I just hope we can hardwire an interface!” - Jim Mora http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7fjDS0jKiE

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