January 2016 - Contemporary Controls, a Sedona Framework Community member, has developed the Sedona Application Editor (SAE) which allows graphical development of control applications for Sedona devices like Contemporary Controls' BAScontrol20, 22 and BASremote. SAE is available for download from Contemporary Controls' website. Included with the download is a Sedona Virtual Machine (SVM) that runs on your PC so that you can experience the simplicity of developing Sedona applications with SAE without first needing to purchase a Sedona controller.
"Contemporary Controls' vision for development of SAE was to provide an open logic development tool for all Sedona controllers, including Contemporary Controls and other manufacturers," said Joe Stasiek, Sales Manager at Contemporary Controls. "This open Sedona solution, including the addition of custom kits and components, allows adoption of Sedona as an easily implemented preferred control solution. Now by bundling SAE with a sample SVM, you can test drive Sedona on your PC."
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. Using Niagara Workbench or a Sedona tool, such as SAE, components are assembled onto wire sheets creating applications. This language is ideally suited for graphical representation of control strategies. For those control implementers without access to Niagara Workbench, SAE is the solution.
A Sedona device is defined as having a Sedona Virtual Machine of which Contemporary Controls has developed a series of BACnet/IP Sedona Unitary Controllers in its BAScontrol and BASremote series. These freely-programmable controllers can now be programmed with SAE instead of Niagara Workbench. 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.
Sedona Framework is available for use license-free and therefore it is appropriate that this open technology have an open programming tool such as Sedona Application Editor. Although the tool is delivered with kits that support Contemporary Controls' BAScontrol Series and the BASremote, other Sedona suppliers can install their custom kits in order to use the tool. Sedona components are deployed in kits and the SAE provides not only the Tridium Sedona 1.2 release kits but Contemporary Controls' hardware dependent and hardware independent custom kits. Hardware dependent kits are product specific (links to physical I/O on the controller) while hardware independent kits are freely available to the Sedona Framework Community. It is Contemporary Controls' policy to continually post the latest "kits" on its website to cover older and newer custom components.
Vist the Sedona Application Editor product page to learn more.