March 2011 - Contemporary Controls will be showcasing the BAS Remote with Sedona Framework at Tridium's 2011 Niagara Forum at Wokefield Park in Reading, England March 28-29. The European Forum is held every two years to showcase the latest developments and applications of both the Niagara and Sedona Framework.
The Contemporary Controls' BAS Remote is one of the first products to receive Sedona Framework certification. The BAS Remote is already BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP compliant; the newly acquired Sedona Framework SOX compliance increases the BAS Remote's versatility as an integration and control device.
"We are building on our Sedona Framework implementation by developing custom components suggested by our system integrator customers," said Paul French, EMEA Sales Manager at Contemporary Controls. "Their field experience is invaluable in making the BAS Remote a highly versatile platform."
The BAS Remote with the built-in Sedona virtual machine (SVM) can execute stand-alone control schemes while benefiting from the ease of drag-and-drop programming. The BAS Remote retains its web server configuration capability and its ability to communicate over a BACnet/IP network while functioning as a true application specific controller (ASC).
Small devices are not the only devices that can benefit from Sedona. The ARM9 Linux engine in the BAS Remote is certainly not a small device targeted for Sedona, but it fits in quite well with the BAS Remote. The Sedona Framework has a seamless interface to IP networks and can directly connect to Tridium's Niagara Framework – a popular building automation integration platform – via the BAS Remote's Ethernet port using the SOX protocol. Programming is accomplished using either a Niagara Workbench or Sedona Workbench over Ethernet. A rich collection of Sedona Framework function blocks, including PID loops, are interconnected on a wire sheet using virtual wires. Once the program is developed, it is stored on the BAS Remote and executes when powered up.
Those familiar with Niagara Framework would be completely comfortable with Sedona Framework. Control strategies can be extended from Niagara Framework platforms, such as a JACE, to Sedona applications on the BAS Remote over Ethernet with ease.
To learn more, visit the Contemporary Controls stand at the Niagara Forum or go to the Sedona technology page.