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    I had no issues with Analog, just binary that I...

    I had no issues with Analog, just binary that I remember (can't remember if they had any multi). If you go through a NAE to IP it translates the character set (no help to you and the BBC-SD) if I...
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    Do you have issues reading analog values? If this...

    Do you have issues reading analog values? If this issue is only with binary and multistate values it is more than likely due to the BBC-SD not being able to interpret the value text as it is a non...
  3. Negative, no experience with those units. Only...

    Negative, no experience with those units. Only Carrier integration I have done on air handling equipment was back over a decade ago, more recently it had been there air cooled chillers with the OEM...
  4. Code should write on status mismatch. That way if...

    Code should write on status mismatch. That way if someone cycles power to the drive or put it in off and back to auto the command will be sent. Writing Constantine will add unwanted traffic to the...
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    Schneider and Distech locally have gone 100٪ IP...

    Schneider and Distech locally have gone 100٪ IP on their unitary controllers locally. The installers are indicating termination time is increased as well as the additional cost of crimpers and test...
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    Would stick with ARCnet or MSTP@76.8+ for...

    Would stick with ARCnet or MSTP@76.8+ for terminal equipment.

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    Per the standard device must support 9600 and...

    Per the standard device must support 9600 and 38400. I prefer 76900 but it's not supported either. :gah:

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    I installed approx 100 Schnieder/Andover heatpump...

    I installed approx 100 Schnieder/Andover heatpump split systems and rooftop units. Requires 4 wireless routers to pick up all the controllers due to at the time each one only supported 32...
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    If your running power to the new controllers why...

    If your running power to the new controllers why not also run communications? Wireless is cool but adds a level of complexity and potential issues in the future.

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    Try contacting KMC support. They sent me the...

    Try contacting KMC support. They sent me the latest firmware and instructions to update when I needed it last year.

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    ALCs zone sensor network that includes an IEA485...

    ALCs zone sensor network that includes an IEA485 interface. More info can be found in ALC literature.

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    Just like the web, there'll be a "dark" cloud and...

    Just like the web, there'll be a "dark" cloud and it'll bring a downpour with it.

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  13. From memory it just shows you the account login...

    From memory it just shows you the account login and not the activity. The MACHProWeb interface has a detailed audit log.

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    I think your going to be out of luck. You may be...

    I think your going to be out of luck. You may be able to write to the airflow microblock if you know the proprietary BACnet object as well as the property number/name. The Microblock Reference Guide...
  15. Sticky: Good add unonut. That is the same one I use but...

    Good add unonut. That is the same one I use but had totally forgot about it as I had started this thread in regards to MSTP.

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    Now that's funny. kontrol out

    Now that's funny.

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    Google Honeywell Grey Manual and download the...

    Google Honeywell Grey Manual and download the pdf.
    The controls manuals sold here are some of the best in the industry: ATP Website.
    If you can find a pdf copy of ASHREA 36P there are good examples...
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    You don't download schedules into BACnet...

    You don't download schedules into BACnet controllers, you configure the schedules that reside in the controller already. Some system allows you to create schedules in other vendors controllers if...
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    BACnet integration is no cost. Most systems come...

    BACnet integration is no cost. Most systems come licensed with 25 non-BACnet third party points for protocol integration. From some literature I have seen online the new routers come with 200 points...
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    Balancing would be a PITA as you would have to...

    Balancing would be a PITA as you would have to get to the VAV controller above the ceiling. A USB-K would be preferable, when I worked for an ALC dealer we had a loaner (that the TAB signed for) and...
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    You can go directly to the Rnet terminals instead...

    You can go directly to the Rnet terminals instead of the pins that plugs into at the controller. You will need it for connecting to a stat, unless you take it off the wall and go to the Rnet...
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    LOL, outage@uptime. kontrol out

    LOL, outage@uptime.

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  24. My opinion is finish what you start, but if the...

    My opinion is finish what you start, but if the pay in considerably higher and you have a family to take care of, take the controls position. I also believe one should install a system of a while...
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    Some of the NKOTB maintain a smoke and mirrors...

    Some of the NKOTB maintain a smoke and mirrors listing with all their sale-speak, double-talk, mis-direction, mis-information and vague references with no factual backup. But hey it tough being a...
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    Siemens has Insight, but it is that proprietary...

    Siemens has Insight, but it is that proprietary expensive software/system you speak of. I for one can't wait till controls is just a commodity like all the other things that have gone the way of the...
  28. So I did this with another system. Easiest fail...

    So I did this with another system. Easiest fail safe would be a photocell as backup.

    For my application I did the sunset/sunrise programming in the main supervisory/router and had all other...
  29. From the App numbers (2023) the FLN devices...

    From the App numbers (2023) the FLN devices appear to be proprietary. Also the other images appear to indicate the same.

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  30. I'm on that now. Get my salary every week (need...

    I'm on that now. Get my salary every week (need to account for my 40 hours at X% utilization) and anything over 40 is paid overtime (with prior approval).

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    Does it have it's own wall sensor that can adjust...

    Does it have it's own wall sensor that can adjust the setpoint locally?

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  32. Last three have been Maxpedition. kontrol out

    Last three have been Maxpedition.

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    When I worked for a East Bay union shop in the...

    When I worked for a East Bay union shop in the San Francisco area the field control personnel were from the PF union. Three of the senior guys at the time taught at the hall.

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    In CA back in the day I was classified as PF for...

    In CA back in the day I was classified as PF for federal work and comm tech for state when installing HVAC controls. A co-worker asked the inspector on a AF base if our conduit required a 1" in 12"...
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    Are the points physical inputs or values? I...

    Are the points physical inputs or values?

    I think YABE is one of the better full featured BACnet freeware on the uberwebz.

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  36. I learnt recently on a USAF project that TAB is...

    I learnt recently on a USAF project that TAB is not covered under DB if they are just doing balance and not fixing anything, was quite shocked as I had been doing DB projects for over a couple of...
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    Any interest in purchasing controls? Over the...

    Any interest in purchasing controls? Over the years I have quite a collection and need to clear up some room in my garage. Contact info is in my profile. I have Alerton, Delta, ALC, Distech, Andover...
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    http://www.centaurusprime.com/products.html ...

    http://www.centaurusprime.com/products.html

    Bob is one of the good guys in the industry. Halfway down the page is the Siemens solution and if you want to learn more the detailed user manual is...
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    To share (charge for) the knowledge. Gotta...

    To share (charge for) the knowledge.

    Gotta admit though, he has made a niche for himself in the Industry.

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    Welcome to the world of Siemens, without factory...

    Welcome to the world of Siemens, without factory support you'll be fighting an uphill battle. One of the most tightly guarded systems/knowledge base out there.

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  41. Not sure about a wire sheet, but in line code if...

    Not sure about a wire sheet, but in line code if once button is on and timer is > 0 then timer = 0. To stop it from short cycling I would probably program the off sequence with a long (3 second)...
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    Thank the Lord you hate BACNet and not BACnet, I...

    Thank the Lord you hate BACNet and not BACnet, I was worried for a minute. What do you "love" in the place if BACNet?

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    Why wouldn't your service company migrate the DB?...

    Why wouldn't your service company migrate the DB? If they are the local ALC dealer and are doing the rest of the scope I would think the database migration would fall on them as well.

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    LOYTEC routers/gateways are available through...

    LOYTEC routers/gateways are available through distribution channels such as Kele and possibly ALPS. From my experience cost effective and easy to deploy.

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    Yeah the diagnostic/status LEDs on each point are...

    Yeah the diagnostic/status LEDs on each point are pretty slick.

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    If your just looking for a LON to BACnet gateway...

    If your just looking for a LON to BACnet gateway why not Loytec? Seems a JACE is a little overkill to use just as a gateway.

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    Reliable have solid controllers (Innotech MSTP...

    Reliable have solid controllers (Innotech MSTP small controllers were just shown at AHR) and probably the best BACnet support in the industry, but I prefer the Innotech graphical based programs and...
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    ALC's WebCTRL is one of the most robust, complete...

    ALC's WebCTRL is one of the most robust, complete and easily deployable software in the market and hands down in my favorite HVAC DDC software other than integration to other vendors. In my opinion...
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    Take a look at Innotech, feature packed and well...

    Take a look at Innotech, feature packed and well priced. Great US based support as well. Programming much like VisualLogic but with more features. The universal IO and web interface set it apart from...
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    What would cause the comm to go down on a regular...

    What would cause the comm to go down on a regular basis? From your comment the ACM locking up is a symptom of an underlying problem.

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