BACnet is the worldwide standardized communication protocol for building automation and its control networks (“Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks”). It is an open standard, independent of specific technologies and manufacturers, which allow data to be exchanged between all building automation devices. This enables the use of products from different suppliers without having to worry about their compatibility. It is used for field devices such as sensors, drives and controllers as well as embedded systems, PC-based management systems for Linux or Windows, cloud-based applications and services.
New features due to revision 1.16
In addition to new functions resulting from the revision, the test plan extends the requirements for existing features and increases their security.
The new Fault algorithm introduced with Revision 16 is intended to identify malfunction. For example, a shortcut or a broken wire in a sensor would result in extreme values in an Analog Input, which would not be representative of the real environmental measurement. This algorithm replaces the previously available proprietary implementation, as well as the proprietary properties.
A BIBB is a BACnet Interoperability Building Block which defines a set of services and telegrams which enables the devices to interact through a request-response communication.
Thanks to this alarm BIBB, it’s now possible to write a Recipient_List property with a simple WriteProperty service. In other words, a user with a BACnet clients from a computer can easily enable or disable alarm functions for different alarm recipients. Moreover, SAUTER modulo 6 is interoperable with SAUTER Vision Center and any software that supports AE-AVM-A.
SAUTER modulo 6 is unequalled in terms of performance with its data points, memory space and processing speed. The device has reached a new quality level with this BACnet revision 1.16 BTL certification.
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