February 2013 - Although BACnet/IP is based upon the Internet Protocol (IP), it does not mean that BACnet devices are easily accessible from the Internet. Bennet Levine, R&D manager at Contemporary Controls, authored a paper entitled "BACnet and the Internet" that addresses the issues involved in accessing BACnet systems remotely, while proposing three possible solutions: direct connection, resident Virtual Private Network (VPN) and cloud-based VPN.
"BACnet and the Internet" was published by BACnet International in their December 2012 Foundations issue.
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