I am trying to do a small local control for a rooftop unit (It has a mercury thermostat) using a local PC like a workstation that allow me get a continuous visualization and set a temperature control just like the old mercury thermostat do, all this using a BACnet controller.
I have an andover MS/TP controller (B3887 andover continuum) the questions is...Can I generate a graphical application on the PC to communicate with the controller using the network BACnet ms/tp where I can see setpoint, current temperature etc.
This last because I do not want to purchase a router BACnet IP/ Ethernet just for this tiny application. For other side I have to say that the application I’m trying to do is an academic project.. is there any academic version of the software or trial version of the andover workstation software (in that case, Can I communicate the ms/tp controller with the pc without troubles; I only have seen, I can put the workstation on ethernet level)
Thanks so much for your attention; I hope you can answer me soon.