Contemporary Controls Receives Sedona Framework Certification
Compliance increases the BAS Remote’s versatility as an integration and control device.
Downers Grove, Illinois (December 1,
2010) – 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.
The certification process requires
that the product initially pass a test suite provided by Tridium along
with the completion of a detailed questionnaire. The tests are
performed by the manufacturer and the results are sent to Tridium along
with two product samples. If the test results are confirmed, Tridium
certifies the product.
By participating in Tridium’s Sedona
Framework Certification and Branding/Trademark program, Contemporary
Controls obtains the right to apply the Sedona Framework trademark and
logo on its certified product and related marketing materials.
"The BAS Remote was a natural for
adapting to Sedona Framework," said Bennet Levine, R&D manager at
Contemporary Controls. "It is Linux-based machine and has an Ethernet
TCP/IP port. Sedona is IP-based as well. We created a virtual Sedona
machine (SVM) beginning with the resources provided by Tridium. We
needed to create custom Sedona components for our resident I/O.
Programming the BAS Remote is accomplished using either Niagara
Workbench or Sedona Workbench."
Sedona Framework is an open source platform backed by specific conformance to industry-defined norms.
created the Certification program to allow manufacturers like
Contemporary Controls who conform to the Sedona Interoperability
Guidelines to advertise their conformance," said Marc Petock, Vice
President, Global Marketing & Communications at Tridium.
"Non-conforming vendors are not allowed to use the Sedona Framework
logo on their products."
The BAS Remote with the built-in SVM
can execute stand-alone control schemes while benefiting from the ease
of Sedona’s drag-and-drop programming. 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. 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).
Those familiar with Niagara
Framework® would be completely comfortable with Sedona Framework.
Control strategies can be extended from Niagara platforms, such as a
JACE®, to Sedona applications on the BAS Remote over Ethernet with
ease. For those unfamiliar with Niagara Framework, Sedona Framework can
be quickly learned because it is a much simpler platform. An
inexpensive programming tool called Sedona Workbench is available to
those who do not have Niagara Workbench.
More information about the BAS Remote, including a new application guide, can be found at www.ccontrols.com/basremote.
About Contemporary Controls
Contemporary Controls is your ideal
partner for applying network technology to your BACnet building
automation project. With over 35 years of networking experience,
locations around the world, and a reputation for technical support,
Contemporary Controls has the expertise required to make your building
automation projects successful. For more information, visit www.ccontrols.com, call 630-963-7070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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