Building 1 - 1-Trane Intellipak RTU, 30+ - Trane fan powered VAV boxes that are not networked, 1-B.I.C panel with very basic control setup in it (start/stop, emerg shutdown). Here is it feasible to try to go with a Lon-card interface to the intellipak or just take control via a programmable lon controller and add needed sensors?
Building 2 - 2-Trane Intellipaks, 60+ - Trane fan powered boxes that are networked, 1 - Tracer Summit BCU Part #BMTX001AAA001. Same question as above but I see there is an Echelon chip in the BCU however it is my understanding that the SNVTs may/may not be able to be seen depending on how it was programmed. Yeah I've heard the comments on boat anchor, etc. but I am wondering if anyone has done an interface that has been satisfactory. I understand the BCU is bacnet but I am not familar with bacnet and would rather go LON anyway.
Basically customer wants internet access (setpoint control, scheduling control, alarming and to view what the system is basically doing). Just talking web access now but I am aware of the Trane webOps but our cost is 1/3 more than our sell would be if it we could do a lon web solution.
Suggestions appreciated and BTW these are buildings that are less than a year old.