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    Set a modern computer with a USB dial up modem...

    Set a modern computer with a USB dial up modem that you can remote into. Then, use one of these to connect the usb modem to the control system. It's a giant waste of money, but if they insist on the...
  2. Your email is not in your profile. Just to be...

    Your email is not in your profile. Just to be clear, you are missing the lonworks JCI modules (Distech OEM)?
  3. The platform credentials on a windows based...

    The platform credentials on a windows based machine are the windows credentials. If it is a JACE 8000, you are boned. You can use serial shell and reach out to your sales channel for a convoluted...
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    Fought three rooftops with the exact same setup...

    Fought three rooftops with the exact same setup for years. Eventually the hospital had enough and we ripped them out and replaced with a Distech 600. No complaints sense. The fact that they tell you...
  5. Thread: Snake Oil?

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    Not surprised. The rush to install these units...

    Not surprised. The rush to install these units during COVID were pushed by manufactures and contractors with a solution looking for a problem. The article cites a CDC release which mentions that...
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    This combined with blowing away my LonIP network...

    This combined with blowing away my LonIP network in Niagara and starting over did the trick. Before I started over, I was able to detect service pin events and even able to commission once, but it...
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    Change Device ID on JCI MS-VMA1630-0

    I have en entire floor of a building, 33 boxes, with MS-VMA1630-0s. All of the controllers have a device ID of 1. I've tried changing them with Niagara, but it fails every time. I believe some...
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    N4 and LonIP

    I've never had to use a LonIP network before, but I have a chiller with an old Lon interface in a building that is otherwise BACnet/IP. There is an existing Lon IP L-INX 101 on site that was talking...
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    Did a Samsung system last year with the same DMS...

    Did a Samsung system last year with the same DMS piece of garbage. I fought with the rep who knew nothing about their product for months. Had to reload the firmware and retract the devices which...
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    That doesn't seem remotely grounded in reality....

    That doesn't seem remotely grounded in reality. By that logic, every JACE would be full of custom program objects, it being a JAVA environment. The interfaces are already HTML and JavaScript based,...
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    I've had enough sleepless nights worrying about...

    I've had enough sleepless nights worrying about system migrations that I'd rather not experience another, but it may yet be in the cards.
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    Device ID in Tracer SC

    I'm going to be migrating a Tracer SC system to N4. The communication is BACnet, but I'm having trouble finding a list of devices and associated device IDs while looking through the Tracer SC web...
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    If they are ECB/ECL controllers with the points...

    If they are ECB/ECL controllers with the points created using the "create points" feature, I believe the points were be faulted as well without the license.
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    Have you thought about pulling the zoned one as...

    Have you thought about pulling the zoned one as well and replacing it with a zone panel? Might be a bit of a pain if new actuators are needed, but dumping unnecessarily complicated controls will save...
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    Not sure if it is the same underlying problem...

    Not sure if it is the same underlying problem with JACE, but I've had a couple of Cisco switches refuse to communicate with a JACE 8. These were gigabit switch (also supported 10/100 megabit). The...
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    Long term, using the owner's LAN is asking for...

    Long term, using the owner's LAN is asking for trouble. If they insist on it, that is their prerogative, but the chances that the LAN configuration, let alone the WiFi infrastructure remains the same...
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    Property sheet of User Service -SMA Notification...

    Property sheet of User Service -SMA Notification Settings
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    This is good to know for techs, but most of my...

    This is good to know for techs, but most of my customers do not use the nav tree. I like the web chart, but the number of layers to click through to add trends using the green plus button at the top...
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    Doesn't it check the host ID?

    Doesn't it check the host ID?
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    It uses both. HTTPS is used during the...

    It uses both. HTTPS is used during the authentication. FOXS then takes over.
  21. Thread: ecbos 8

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    You need to ask these questions of your...

    You need to ask these questions of your contractor and make your expectations clear up front. What the system can do and what your contractor is going to do may be two different things.
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    I get a 0 niagara network supervisor license and...

    I get a 0 niagara network supervisor license and the appropriate sized device pack for the job. I also get a separate USB network interface to isolate the BACnet routers from the owner's LAN. I've...
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    I hate supervisor + JACE arrangements for a...

    I hate supervisor + JACE arrangements for a single facility. Many more chances for owner's LAN to cause problems, and slower to navigate to a problem device once identified on a graphic. I've only...
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    Maybe, you are talking about something else, but...

    Maybe, you are talking about something else, but I have a npm3xx-etfs2048.image file I've used several times.

    About 35% of the JACE 3s we installed have died. Not a good track record.
  25. I've not used it, but everything contemporary...

    I've not used it, but everything contemporary controls does seems to be solid. In regards to the SMA, yeah it kind of sucks that you have to pay for all upgrades if you let it lapse, but for most...
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    The two different models is only applicable to...

    The two different models is only applicable to the ECB. Sorry I should have been more clear.
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    Are these ECL or ECB? Distech has an IMP and SI...

    Are these ECL or ECB? Distech has an IMP and SI versions. I don't use the stock code, so I don't know anything about it, but I'm guessing you have the SI model. You should be able to track down the...
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    I believe I know exactly who you are referring to.

    I believe I know exactly who you are referring to.
  29. Thread: distech nvi

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    The nvi is probably bound using a lonworks link....

    The nvi is probably bound using a lonworks link. Right click on the LonNetwork or BCPLonNetwork. Go to views on the menu that pops up, and then select Lon Link Manager. You may see your link here....
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    SCADA typically encompasses the entire control...

    SCADA typically encompasses the entire control system, not a super commonly used term used in HVAC controls . A workstation is a computer used to access and/or program a control system. Server would...
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    The general procedures for adjusting values and...

    The general procedures for adjusting values and navigating the menus is consistent, yes. You may just have wildly different menus and options to adjust.
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    Is the controller an ECL-VAV? The ECB-VAV...

    Is the controller an ECL-VAV? The ECB-VAV preloaded app is similar, but if it is in a rooftop unit or some other piece of equipment there are likely to be differences.
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    Pretty much. I have people from across the...

    Pretty much. I have people from across the country occasionally call my office asking for help with their smart-vue. Usually it is a tenant in an office building where the property manager won't or...
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    I had to delete the entire wire sheet, download,...

    I had to delete the entire wire sheet, download, paste the wire sheet back, then do a download. Of course all of the analog values changed numbers and had to be remapped. Honeywell DDC really is a...
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    They data and menus are 100% programmable so...

    They data and menus are 100% programmable so there is no way to know what the smart-vue will display. Whoever is physically installing them is not going to have any success messing around with it....
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    It will run fine as long as you have the modules,...

    It will run fine as long as you have the modules, you just can't change the programming in the Spyders. I have done this a number of times. I hold on to a Honeywell JACE I got off Ebay in case I need...
  37. Thread: JCI FX 6.6

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    Why do you need it? Just install any modules on...

    Why do you need it? Just install any modules on the JACE that you are missing into your workbench.
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    I will give that a shot. Thanks.

    I will give that a shot. Thanks.
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    You need to write the value from the sensor to an...

    You need to write the value from the sensor to an analog value and then add an offset. To change the value displayed on the display, you would need to delete the space temperature scene from the...
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    It should be part of the support package you...

    It should be part of the support package you install after install installing EC-NET
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    Spyder TR-42 Temp Reading Issue

    I made one very small change to the logic in each VAV box controller in a building full of spyders. The change was consistent among all of the units and had nothing to do with the temperature TR-42...
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    Every control system has set points, even if the...

    Every control system has set points, even if the building manager doesn't have access.
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    If anything this is an understatement. Wide...

    If anything this is an understatement. Wide adoption of Sedona would be a major positive for building owners, but IP connectivity at the zone level has zero value for the vast most applications....
  44. In 4.3 or 4.4 they added the ability to reset it...

    In 4.3 or 4.4 they added the ability to reset it via a drawn out process involving Tridium and the distribution channel that sold the device. Since you are on 4.2, there is no option, you have to...
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    You don't even need that, you can do it from the...

    You don't even need that, you can do it from the station under platform service.
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    JCI Lonworks (Distech) N4 Modules

    Does anyone have access to the JCI Lonworks (Distech controller with JCI firmware) modules for N4?
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    I haven't seen these yet, but reading the docs...

    I haven't seen these yet, but reading the docs they all mention "72 hours data retention". What excitably is lost after 72 hours?
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    This looks to be a Trane wifi thermostat with...

    This looks to be a Trane wifi thermostat with grouping functionality. Seems appropriate and not over the top. Honeywell's offering is very similar which is what I use for basic applications such as...
  49. Niagara not saving new connections in Navigation Tree

    Is there a way to force Niagara to save IP address after you add a connection to the navigation pane? About 50% of the time if I close Niagara and reopen the connections from the most recent session...
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    Have you tried both network ports or connecting...

    Have you tried both network ports or connecting via serial shell? I'm not sure why you wouldn't see a ping, but you might check to make sure the fox port hasn't been changed by looking under the...
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