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    I did NCI as well. I also liked them. Of...

    I did NCI as well. I also liked them.
    Of course, NATE is a test, and NCI is a class... so not really apples to apples.
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    Too many hacker podcasts maybe... hehe

    Too many hacker podcasts maybe... hehe
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    Does that mean one can go to an Insight...

    Does that mean one can go to an Insight installation and dig around for the Datamate executable, swipe it, and run it license free on their local laptop?
    Sorry... that is how my mind works....
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    You are asking for Htalkers to please send you...

    You are asking for Htalkers to please send you Apogee backups taken from controllers?
    Got a file name extension for what you are looking for?
  5. The nexstar business model has a life cycle...

    The nexstar business model has a life cycle revenue on each customer. It was something like 30k when I was at a Nexstar company. That means if all you have gotten out of them is a $59.00 tuneup...
  6. Not openly, not anymore. I worked with Joe...

    Not openly, not anymore.
    I worked with Joe there and left the nexstar abyss less than a year before this went on the air for the exact reason shown in the video - the constant pressure to be...
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    Thanks for responding. I appreciate it.

    Thanks for responding. I appreciate it.
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    I got all of them... until they added 2 new ones....

    I got all of them... until they added 2 new ones.
    I thought it was moderately challenging... the Senior Systems Efficiency Analyst cert was a bear.. I was 2 years and change in the trade when I got...
  9. Hmmmmm Nexstar... oh yeah. Prominently featured...

    Hmmmmm Nexstar... oh yeah. Prominently featured on the baseball cap at 3:45 as Joe here explains that there is flammable fluid leaking from the homeowners immaculate capacitor...
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    Yeah, I agree to a certain extent. But even...

    Yeah, I agree to a certain extent. But even without the paper, did you learn something you found valuable? Or something you would have found hard to learn any other way?
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    Did you feel like it was worth the price of...

    Did you feel like it was worth the price of admission?
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    It happened to be a drive for me, but any...

    It happened to be a drive for me, but any misbehaving MSTP device can do it.
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    So the 3 with 2 blinkies see other controllers...

    So the 3 with 2 blinkies see other controllers but not the sup. I had a similar issue and it was a failed drive taking down the trunk. It was the EOL, 4 controllers with 2 blinkies, a bad VFD, 10...
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    Alerton controllers have a status light that...

    Alerton controllers have a status light that tells you what they see. One blink for basically nothing, 2 for i see othe controllers but not the sup. 3 blinkies for I can see the sup.
    It sounds like...
  15. Sounds like what you might get if the sensors are...

    Sounds like what you might get if the sensors are 2-10v, but the input is 0-10v.
    Sensor says 4v, or around 22%. But the input reads 4v as 40%.
    Just spitballing here.
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    The Distech and Johnson and Alerton and Delta...

    The Distech and Johnson and Alerton and Delta canned VAV apps are completely modifiable... so I can get into the guts and see what they are doing and why. You can't do that with your brand of...
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    What I am looking for is 'upgraded firmware and...

    What I am looking for is 'upgraded firmware and my NRIO died once'
    Basically, I been burned by JCI firmware upgrades on their controller and ever since I am extra cautious before upgrading any...
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    NRIO Firmware upgrade

    I usually do Niagara NRIO firmware upgrades when I am getting them fresh. I do not usually do it when I have existing stuff.
    I have a chiller plant with 16 NRIO modules at firmware 1.31. Workbemch...
  19. The time I did this was when the computer being...

    The time I did this was when the computer being used was inadequate. So I needed to make Niagara wait for Windows, because the PC effectively locked up for around 3-5 minutes at startup - he was just...
  20. I have had experience placing the Niagara service...

    I have had experience placing the Niagara service to a delayed start. It allows the normal computer stuff to finish happening, close out of RAM, and free up resources before Niagarad tries to make an...
  21. Thread: Going Pro

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    Yeah, that is what I meant. As in, no BAS...

    Yeah, that is what I meant. As in, no BAS specific stuff needed.
    VAEngineer - Instead of focusing on BAS qualifications to get into the Pro side on Htalk - remember this is a predominantly...
  22. Thread: Going Pro

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    I got my pro membership with my mechanical...

    I got my pro membership with my mechanical qualifications. Then got involved with BMS later. So focus on the mechanical qualifications. Give them a lot, expect them to turn you down, ask them what...
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    They were on Niagara with an OLD Digilux front...

    They were on Niagara with an OLD Digilux front end. It used flash, and by extension, older Delta used that as well.
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    Hehe, we have been preparing for that for the...

    Hehe, we have been preparing for that for the last year. I have 4 or 5 sites that have flash front ends and we were migrating the graphics. I have 1 that we had a proposal for and they never bit. ...
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    Filtering inputs is often done with a moving or...

    Filtering inputs is often done with a moving or rolling average. If the rolling average is accross a 30 second period, it will produce the issues you are seeing. If the rolling average is a 5 second...
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    200 units is peanuts... last internal statistic I...

    200 units is peanuts... last internal statistic I had from around 7 years ago put the truck-based workforce at over 10k, and I think it was over 13k. 200 units would likely not even be one per US...
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    Hahaha!! I always wondered why there never was a...

    Hahaha!!
    I always wondered why there never was a Bacnet version of the Commbus quicktester as N2 faded... sounds about right
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    If I hada waited just another 30 to 40 minutes to...

    If I hada waited just another 30 to 40 minutes to post I wuda been up to my armpits in a proprietary TUX stuff with the 8vdc bus - challenging my 'Alerton always did BacNet' worldview - and it might...
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    Hehe good for you!

    Hehe good for you!
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    The BCMs very well might have logic in them. It...

    The BCMs very well might have logic in them. It is programmed the same way controllers are.
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    Ya know, there is a 1.5 pair, lo cap, bacnet wire...

    Ya know, there is a 1.5 pair, lo cap, bacnet wire sold that JCI COULD use.... in case you needed to add verbiage like that in your future specs. I can dig up a part # if you have trouble finding it....
  32. Thanks Digo I swear I cannot find a thing ever on...

    Thanks Digo I swear I cannot find a thing ever on there....

    Anyway, the suggested solution is to:
    Of course the reason for the conversion is that they already have all 3 of these, but the TUX...
  33. I can't find a thing. The search feature on there...

    I can't find a thing. The search feature on there really sucks....
  34. No no more BCM-TUX, but the ACM has a TUX option...

    No no more BCM-TUX, but the ACM has a TUX option card.... seems promising
  35. Alerton TUX system conversion to Niagara

    I got a building full of TUX controllers from Alerton. Can a JACE talk to these? I did a ctrl+f search of my price list and I got no hits for Alerton or TUX.
    The BCMs on-site will not talk to...
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    You gotta be kidding me! I remember telling a...

    You gotta be kidding me! I remember telling a coworker how shameful it is he finds himself regularly working with the Blue Screen interface when it is 2016... and he says 'But Alerton was first to...
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    Funny you should mention Tux... I am on a site...

    Funny you should mention Tux...
    I am on a site with a few TUX BCMs and TUX VAVs....
    Diagnosing comms there.
    My alerton time was short and always JACE Based, and often doing Distech. So I am...
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    Thanks for the clarification.

    Thanks for the clarification.
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    That is rather inconvenient...

    That is rather inconvenient...
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    Do they have a -ILC extension at the end of them?...

    Do they have a -ILC extension at the end of them? That would allow the functionality you are looking for with a Vykon Jace.
    Does that model number maybe show up when looking at the list of...
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    Alerton has always been all Bacnet. They never...

    Alerton has always been all Bacnet. They never had a proprietary protocol. So they will be all Bacnet. The FLG-MODBUS is a translator from Modbus to Bacnet.
    My experience has been that the Bacnet...
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    I saw one in someone's bag, it was out of use for...

    I saw one in someone's bag, it was out of use for a while when I was in JCI.
  43. Aw cumon! That was years ago! So annoying...

    Aw cumon! That was years ago! So annoying...
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    Sounds like the FINALLY got around to updating...

    Sounds like the FINALLY got around to updating the old Comm Bus Quick Tester that they had for N2... around 10-12 years ago for BacNet....

    821237
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    JCI Field Inspection Tool FIT

    Anybody use it? Like it? Opinions?

    This is relatively new apparently. I have a guy I met the other day who likes it. I have no experience with it and I have barely skimmed the manual. I want to...
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    Interesting. Light on useful details. Sounds a...

    Interesting. Light on useful details. Sounds a lot like Alper's project Sandstar. Prophetic maybe?
    Interesting how it promised to level the industry, did not find enough support, and ended up being...
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    Super awesome, thanks Digo. I will be chewing on...

    Super awesome, thanks Digo. I will be chewing on this for a while.
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    I remember a nifty thread on here about Baja......

    I remember a nifty thread on here about Baja... it is a subset of JAVA...? Basically Java, but with some changes... I do not know what those are.
    Any comment Digo?
  49. I heard about this but have not yet gotten bit by...

    I heard about this but have not yet gotten bit by it. Thanks for the good details, helpful.
  50. It should also be mentioned that Envision went to...

    It should also be mentioned that Envision went to version 3.5, I believe, and then migrated to Compass which is around rev 1.8 or thereabouts.... Basically, you may have issues with knowing how to...
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