Developed by Tridium Inc., Sedona Framework is a software environment designed to make it easy to build smart, networked, embedded devices which are well suited for implementing control applications. The Sedona language is a component-oriented programming language similar to Java or C#. By utilizing this language, custom components can be developed and assembled into applications. The Sedona Framework trademark is owned by Tridium, Inc. but can be used by acknowledging the owner. More importantly, the Sedona Framework technology is available to the public under an Academic Free License granted by the licensor – Tridium, Inc. A licensee is allowed the worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive use of the technology. For those who want to be part of the Sedona Community, software and documentation is available for download from sedonadev.org. Contemporary Controls is a community member and views this technology as the best hope in creating a truly open controller.
Sedona Framework is a component-oriented programming language where components are assembled onto wire sheets creating applications. This language is ideally suited for graphical representation of control strategies. It has a similar look-and-feel to the popular Niagara Framework™ and it is IP-based. Those with experience with Niagara Framework will have no problem understanding Sedona Framework. For those without Niagara experience, the graphical representation of components linked on a wire sheet to create applications is intuitive and can be easily learned with a minimum of training.
To understand more about how Sedona Framework can be used to create an open controller, please read our white paper Creating an Open Controller Using Sedona Framework™.
The BASremote is versatile in that it is both a controller and gateway. Up to 63 half-load Modbus serial devices can be connected to the BASremote. Modbus device profiles for common Modbus devices are available from Contemporary Controls.
The BAScontrol20, now with firmware 3.1, is a 20-point field controller with a direct connection to an IP/Ethernet network. Ideally suited for structured wiring systems, the BAScontrol20 is BACnet/IP compliant with a B-ASC device profile. With its resident Sedona Virtual Machine, the unit can function as a Sedona Framework controller.