Benefits of Cloud Connected Buildings

As any new technology that disrupts the way we do things makes its way into our lives, we are faced with adopting to the rapid changes it introduces. As new ground-breaking tech enters an industry, it will “shake things up” and possibly create entire new industries around it. This is the case with cloud computing….

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BASgateway EnOcean – BACnet to EnOcean Gateway Programmable Controller

Contemporary Controls is releasing a new product this year! You get to have a sneak peak in this article. Consolidate your EnOcean wireless sensor and switch data to BACnet systems with the Contemporary Controls BASgateway EnOcean. EnOcean wireless energy-harvesting devices are freely-positionable, self-powered, and suitable for retrofits and newly constructed buildings. EnOcean technology provides high…

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Notes from the Field Episode 003 -Heat Pump w/ Woodstove Preheat BAScontrol22

We see the BAScontrol series used in commercial HVAC applications all of the time, but not so often in home automation. This Heat Pump w/ Woodstove Preheat home automation application uses the rugged BAScontrol22 for control and a Niagara JACE for supervision over BACnet/IP.     Thanks to its unrestricted, unlicensed nature, free software tools,…

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New BASpi-IO board with 6 Universal Inputs / 4 Relay Out / 2 Analog Out

Designed for home automation enthusiasts, HVAC students and the maker community in general, the Contemporary Controls DIY products are not toys, but truly open controllers built on both open software and open hardware. Using the latest micro PCs and resident control software, these  products allow the user to create next generation Internet of Things (IoT)…

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BACnet Diagnostics and Troubleshooting with BASrouter 3.0

The Contemporary Controls BASrouter is BTL Listed with both B-RTR and B-BBMD device profiles to ensure seamless integration into BACnet networks. This rugged and compact BACnet multi-network router provides versatile stand-alone routing between BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet (ISO 8802-3), and BACnet MS/TP networks. In addition to its field-proven operation, the BASrouter has a number of diagnostic…

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Wi-Fi Control Devices in Buildings – Wi-Fi Basics Part 1 – Stumble and Survey

When installing Wi-Fi connected devices in buildings, Wi-Fi signal strength is the first and most basic question which comes to mind – can my device even connect to the AP (Access Point) and stay connected reliably? There are several other considerations which would also come up, but let’s start with the real basic stuff and…

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