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Building on BACnet: Connecting BAS Devices to an IP Infrastructure

Making the BACnet to Ethernet Connection

Contemporary Controls is unique in the industry by supplying products that maximize the benefits of both BACnet and Ethernet. BACnet, an internationally recognized building automation standard, can take you from the field level to the Internet. With buildings pre-wired for Ethernet, BACnet/IP is the ideal choice for building automation systems. Ethernet is everywhere and understood by many. With BASautomation – Building on BACnet and CTRlink – Ethernet Built for Buildings, Contemporary Controls provides the system building blocks for networking, integrating and controlling your building.

BASautomation BACnet routers link IP networks to BACnet MS/TP.  Gateways adapt other protocols such as Modbus to BACnet.  BACnet/IP controllers Powered by Sedona Framework and Niagara Framework do the work.  Once on Ethernet, the CTRLink family — with its collection of managed and unmanaged switches, media converters, wired and wireless IP routers — can complete the connectivity process.  With locations around the world, and a reputation for technical support, Contemporary Controls will make your building automation projects successful.

Product Line

Product Summary
Controllers
BAScontrollers

BAScontrollers are available with or without physical I/O points. Field controllers such as the BASremote and BAScontrol20 are BACnet compatible with a B-ASC device profile. Both include a Powered by Sedona Framework control engine. The BASview is BACnet compliant while providing a simple web-based graphical interface.

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Routers
BAS Routers

The BASrouters are multi-network routers used to route messages between BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet and BACnet MS/TP networks. Three versions are available - two DIN-rail mounted units for fixed installations and a portable unit for commissioning and troubleshooting.

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Gateways
BASgateways

Gateways map individual Modbus registers into BACnet objects. With the BASremote, all connected Modbus devices appear as one BACnet device object with a collection of object points representing the various Modbus registers. Using the concept of virtual routing, the BASgatewayLX treats each connected Modbus device as a separate BACnet device with object points representing only those registers of the addressed device.

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