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ATLANTA – A large collection of new technologies for emerging applications is contained in ASHRAE’s newly published BACnet standard.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2010, BACnet – A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, allows building equipment and systems manufactured by different companies to work together. It is the only open, consensus-developed standard in the building controls industry. The new standard contains 19 addenda approved since the 2008 standard was published.

“The 2010 version of the standard represents a large amount of work in a short amount of time by the BACnet committee,” Dave Robin, committee chair, said. “In just two years, the committee has added a wide variety of new technologies and contributed more than 400 pages to the standard."

The standard contains several new ways to communicate: wireless communications is provided for applications where wired networks are impractical or expensive; a new XML vocabulary is provided for complex standard and proprietary data and metadata; a new character encoding method is provided for greater flexibility and compatibility with international text; and new state-of-the-art network security is defined to allow the creation of highly secure communications channels for sensitive data.

Control Solutions, Inc It also adds:
•    higher speeds for MS/TP networks and wiring guidance for optically isolated segments
•    new requirements for workstations and the definition of new kinds of workstations
•    new engineering units to support smart grid and other emerging applications
•    a new Global Group object for gathering, monitoring and distributing sets of data
•     six new objects to support physical access control
•    12 new objects to support the full complement of all data types, including strings

The cost of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2010, BACnet – A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, is $170 ($140 ASHRAE members).

To order, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 404-321-5478, or visit www.ashrae.org/bookstore.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.
                                             

For further information about ASHRAE visit http://www.ashrae.org















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