August 2012 - Contemporary Controls has a long history of providing the industry with educational materials. We believe in participating in our industry and providing as much free educational material as possible. As part of that mission, we have begun a video series to introduce BACnet to new users.
"Briefly, What is BACnet?" is the first in our Understanding BACnet Series. The series is an overview intended for those who are encountering BACnet for the first time or those who simply wish to review basic BACnet concepts.
BACnet is a communications protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. One of its primary appeals is that it provides "interoperability" among different vendor's equipment. This frees the building owner from dependence on one vendor when the time comes for system expansion.
This video introduces the viewer to BACnet modeling – so that devices are "network viewable" – and discusses how the object-oriented structure uses Objects, Properties and Services.
Contemporary Controls will continue to publish an Understanding BACnet video each month for the next five months. Topics will include Network Types, Services, BIBBs and Device Profiles. All the videos will be available in the Contemporary Controls video library and on YouTube.
Watch "Briefly, What Is BACnet?".