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TC205 Approves BACnet as ISO Committee Draft. Tromsų, Norway. (8/00) On August 5, 2000, the delegates of 15 countries unanimously approved a resolution within the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) Technical Committee 205, Building Environment Design, to make BACnet an official "Committee Draft" or "CD". CDs are circulated to member countries for review and comment much like SSPC draft standards undergo public review in the ANSI/ASHRAE process. Once the comments are received, deliberated, and any necessary changes implemented, a CD may move on to become a "Draft International Standard" and then, finally, a full-fledged "International Standard." The document approved for circulation includes the original BACnet standard with approved and published Addenda a and b, parts of Addendum c, and several elements of what is expected to become Addendum d: a revised Clause 22 ("Conformance and Interoperability"), a revised Annex A ("PICS"), and new annexes describing "BACnet Interoperability Building Blocks" and "Device Profiles." The countries approving BACnet's promotion to CD status were: Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Japan, Korea, Norway, Spain, UK and the USA.

TC205 Discusses Links to Konnex and IEIEJ/p. Tromsų, Norway. (8/00) In other ISO/TC205 news, Working Group 3 (the subgroup of the TC concerned with building control system design and the adoption of BACnet as a standard communication protocol for this application) spent considerable time discussing how BACnet's newly proposed extension mechanism using object profiles might be applied to developing links to Konnex (the new name of the "converged" BatiBUS, EIB, and EHS protocols in Europe) and IEIEJ/p (the protocol of the Institute of Electrical Installation Engineers of Japan). It is expected that this work will lead to interface descriptions that will become regional annexes to the final internationally standardized version of BACnet.

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