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.
The BASview is a stand-alone, embedded, web-based graphical interface for building automation and process automation systems. It can be accessed from any web browser - providing client functionality to any BACnet/IP or Modbus TCP system.
BAScontrollers are available with or without physical I/O points. Field controllers such as the BASremote and BAScontrol Series 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.
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.
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.
The BAScloudVPN is a service offered by Contemporary Controls that allows systems integrators remote access to systems from the convenience of the systems integrator's home or office. A cloud-based VPN server hosted by Contemporary Controls provides the critical connection between two VPN clients - one installed on the systems integrator's PC and the other permanently installed on Contemporary Controls' VPN router located at the remote location.
For those installations that support a fieldbus solution such as Modbus RTU or BACnet MS/TP, Contemporary Controls provides solutions for expanding the number of I/O points in the field. These compact cost-effective modules are available with analog and digital inputs and outputs in varying combinations.
Interested in learning more about BACnet? Download BACnet International's "Introduction to BACnet for Building Owners and Engineers".