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Continental Control Systems WattNode® BACnet® New Firmware Version 1.13 Release
Upgrades: The following issues (marked "BUG") existed in firmware
version 1.12 (or before) and were fixed in version 1.13.
ISSUE: The WattNode
only accepted 29 (instead of the documented 30) human readable
characters of text for writable String (device description and device
ISSUE: WriteProperty and WritePropertyMultiple requests to read-only Communication Error object properties resulted in the UNKNOWN-PROPERTY error instead of WRITE-ACCESS-DENIED.
ISSUE: The meter responded to certain WritePropertyMultiple requests, where a malformed request followed a successful write, with an incorrect error code.
ISSUE: The meter did not respond with the correct errors for invalid WriteProperty and WritePropertyMultiple requests where the request contained multiple values to be written for a single property.
Should You Upgrade? - We recommend that you upgrade if you are affected by any of the listed bugs.
the WattNode® BACnet® release1.13 which is an update with improvements
for BTL Listing and firmware upgrades. http://www.ccontrolsys.com/w/WattNode_BACnet_-_Firmware_Version_1.13
Cimetrics BACnet Explorer
A new version of the Cimetrics BACnet Explorer is now
available with the following features:
• Automatic discovery of BACnet devices, objects and properties
• Supports most BACnet 2010 object types
• Runs on 32- and 64-bit Windows
• Expanding Tree display
• Read / Write property values
• Save discovered point lists (BACnet objects) in machine readable XML format
• BACnet/Ethernet, BACnet/IP, and BACnet MS/TP*
* (MS/TP support requires additional hardware, e.g. Cimetrics B6000 or Cimetrics U+4)
Visit web: http://www.cimetrics.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contemporary Controls - New Rugged GIGE Switch has POE Functionality
Often industrial environments
involve adverse conditions that can influence the operation of Ethernet
devices. Having designed and manufactured our products with this in
mind, we are introducing our new Skorpion industrial Gigabit Switch
engineered for demanding conditions. The EISK8P-GT Skorpion Gigabit
Switch is a plug-and-play 8-port unmanaged Ethernet switch with
features that include Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) performance on all ports
and Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) on four ports. The economical and
versatile 8-port unmanaged Gigabit Switch is equipped for exceptionally
quick speeds. GigE jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes are supported for
maximum system performance. For 10/100 Mbps legacy devices, its port
speed automatically slows — accommodating any Ethernet automation
For more product information
and to place on-line orders visit our Skorpion
Switch product page
Walker Technologies introduces two ZigBee wireless product lines – MESH_LITE and MESH_FULL
Our wireless controls reduce
the complexity of building management systems allowing installation by
non traditional venders such as mechanical or electrical contractors or
MESH_LITE, with its browser based front end is scalable from a single zone to hundreds of zones. MESH_FULL is an extension of our wired “Walker” control systems and offers a full range of standard BMS features including graphics, programmability, scheduling, trending, lighting control and alarms.
with less vibration
A range of vibration sensors and monitoring techniques are now available that can help engineers detect and manage vibration, and thus extend the operating life of automated machinery beyond recommended maintenance intervals. Mounted in a number of key positions on mechanical equipment, vibration sensors offer the potential for continuous monitoring and analysis, an inexpensive option when balanced against the potential cost of downtime on an automated line, and when condition monitoring measures are in place to detect factors such as vibration, machine downtime can virtually be eliminated.
For more information www.hansfordsensors.com.
Now shipping, Crestron AirMedia™ delivers wireless HD
presentation from any mobile device
Crestron announced that AirMedia, its all-new wireless HD presentation and collaboration solution for any meeting space is now shipping. With AirMedia anyone can walk into a room and wirelessly present PowerPoint®, Excel®, Word and PDF documents, as well as photos, from their personal iOS® or Android™ mobile device on the room display. MacBook® and PC laptops can be connected seamlessly, as well, making presentations from almost any device fast and easy.
For more information visit www.crestron.com.
The Lantronix® xPort® Embedded
Ethernet Device Server
Full Networking in a Tiny Package - xPort embedded Ethernet device server removes the complexity of designing network connectivity into a product by incorporating all of the required hardware and software inside a single embedded Ethernet solution. Smaller than your thumb, it includes all essential networking features, including a 10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet connection, proven operating system, an embedded web server, e-mail alerts, a full TCP/IP protocol stack, and 256-bit AES encryption for secure communications. This easy-to-embed networking processor module enables engineers to focus on their core competency while reducing development time and cost and increasing product value.
For more information visit http://www.lantronix.com
Wi-Fi Thermostats – (IP Thermostats) Complete Stand-Alone Solution
The Net/X Wi-Fi thermostat
family is the perfect solution for a wide variety of HVAC control
needs. Using your favorite browser on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone or
Tablet, Net/X makes it simple to effortlessly configure your daily
schedules and vacations. Automated monitoring is integrated for
everything happening with your HVAC system, including equipment
efficiency. Secure dual logins allow for simple or advanced control of
your HVAC needs.
See more at: http://www.networkthermostat.com/products/wi-fi-thermostats#sthash.afH7PNAS.dpuf
DENT Instruments Announces BTL Acceptance
of the PowerScout 3 Plus Meter
DENT Instruments, a global leader in the design and manufacture of power and energy measurement instruments, announces that the PowerScout 3 Plus Power Meter has been certified by independent testing labs to have met or exceeded equipment interoperability guidelines of one of the industry’s leading standards agencies, BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL). Ideal for new construction or building recommissioning, the PowerScout 3 Plus instruments are dependable single-point submeters for precise energy measurement. Paired with flexible and easy-to-mount RoCoil CTs or traditional split-core style CTs, the DENT PowerScout provides accurate and cost-effective energy measurement for a wide range of building submetering projects.
For more information visit http://www.DENTinstruments.com
WattStopper Unveils Dual-Loop Photosensor for Skylight Applications
The LMLS-600 is a dual loop photosensor
that automatically switches or dims one zone of lighting based on
ambient light and daylight levels. It has two silicon photodiodes with
an extended range of 1-10,000 footcandles (fc) and features photopic
correction to mimic the human eye’s perception of daylight. The
LMLS-600 is part of a Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system and
sends light level signals to control loads connected to DLM on/off or
dimming room controllers.
For more information visit http://www.wattstopper.com
DIDO Series Video Wall Processors and Scalers
The DIDO Pro is an extremely compact and
powerful, multipurpose video processor. It is a high resolution, quad
image scaler with the ability to rotate the displayed image windows in
ninety degree increments. DIDO Pro can show up to 4 high
resolution/full motion images on a single display with great
flexibility in any format. Up to 6 inputs can be selected using the
included IR remote or serial control with Aurora's WACI NX or other
high end control systems. Store up to 99 presets and link together
multiple DIDO's for control via a single RS-232 port.
For more information visit http://www.auroramultimedia.com/
New version of ControlMaestro boasts multiple enhancements
ControlMaestro 2013 is the latest version of ELUTIONS' SCADA solution for the automation, control-command, and monitoring of facilities/technical infrastructures to improve their operational performance. The new ControlMaestro 2013 version obtained the BACnet Advanced operator WorkStation Certification (according to the BACnet 09) corresponding to the highest level of compatibility recognized in the market. With more than 160 standard communication drivers available, ControlMaestro allow bidirectional communication between heterogeneous equipment (even from different generations), and offers an open and extensive interoperability. Most standards and communication protocols, including OPC, Modbus, SQL and ODBC, are supported.
For more information visit http://www.elutions.com
BACnet The Global Standard for Building Automation and
Control Networks - Author Michael Newman
BACnet is a data communication protocol
for building automation and control systems, developed within ASHRAE in
cooperation with ANSI and the ISO. This new book, by the original
developer of the BACnet standards, explains how BACnet’s protocols
manage all basic building functions in a seamless, integrated way. This
book explains how BACnet works with all major control systems—including
those made by Honeywell, Siemens, and Johnson Controls—to manage
everything from heating to ventilation to lighting to fire control and
alarm systems. BACnet is used today throughout the world for commercial
and institutional buildings with complex mechanical and electrical
systems. Contractors, architects, building systems engineers, and
facilities managers must all be cognizant of BACnet and its
applications. With a real “seat at the table,” you’ll find it easier to
understand the intent and use of each of the data sharing techniques,
controller requirements, and opportunities for interoperability between
different manufacturers’ controllers and systems.
Click here to get a copy of the book.
Crestron Introduces New Battery-powered 2-button Wireless Keypad
Crestron announced its new 2-Button Wireless Keypad (HTT-B2EX-BATT), the latest addition to its line of infiNET EX® wireless lighting control products. Available in black or white, the HTT-B2EX-BATT is battery-powered, portable and designed to control a wide range of applications, including as a bedside controller in homes and hotels, a personal workspace controller, or a conference room presenter selector. The new wireless keypad is sleek, lightweight, and elegantly contoured to fit comfortably in hand. Whether placed on a nightstand or end table, or tethered to a lamp cord, the HTT-B2EX-BATT provides simple, convenient, reliable touch control of lights or shades.
For more information visit www.crestron.com.
WiFi Thermocouple Temperature Data
Lascar Electronics has launched a
thermocouple version of its popular EL-WiFi series of remote data
loggers. Supplied with K-type probe, the EL-WiFi-TC has a
measurement range of 0°C (32°F) to 400°C (752°F), accuracy of ±1.5°C
and display resolution of 0.1°C/F. The sensor can accept user
selected J, K, N and T-type thermocouple via its on-board mini
thermocouple connector pushing the potential measurement range to -270
to +1300°C (-454 to +2372°F).
During initial configuration, the sensor will search for an existing wireless network while physically connected to the PC via USB cable. Once connected, the user can use the software to name the sensor, select sample rates and set high and low alarms. It can then be unplugged and placed anywhere within range of the WiFi network. All future configuration of the unit can be done remotely.
For more information visit www.lascarelectronics.com
Dimmable LED drivers save money
Available now, the new line of Crestron
LED Drivers provides high-power LED lighting with deep dimming to below
1%. Available in 50W and 100W models with DALI® or 0-10V control,
GLD-LED drivers offer superior, smooth dimming technology using a
combination of duty-cycle and current dimming. All 50W models are
available with two output channels while all 100W models are available
with four output channels.
For more information visit www.crestron.com.
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