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Xerox Joseph C. Wilson Center
Webster, NY, United States


The Xerox Joseph C. Wilson Center for Technology in Webster, NY, houses some of the company's global research, engineering, manufacturing and distribution operations. The campus encompasses nearly 5M square feet and 42 buildings, and is home to approximately 5,000 employees. Xerox needed to upgrade the Wilson Center to make it more efficient in terms of the manpower required to maintain the building controls, provide comfort for building occupants, and to comply with the company's greenhouse gas initiative. When Xerox began its upgrade in 2005, its annual energy spend was roughly $24M and it was projected to be at $26M by 2008, so the company also sought a better way to monitor its enormous energy consumption.

The Xerox campus hosted multiple independent control systems operating several different components in building systems that were not centrally visible. The independence of these systems made troubleshooting and system analysis extremely difficult. The vision was to create a building enterprise control system that seamlessly integrated all these components and provide access and visibility to the operations group anywhere on campus.

Xerox had four objectives for its new building controls system. First, it had to leverage the existing technology. It also had to be based on an open communications protocol that could integrate old and new equipment. The new system had to be scalable across the enterprise, and it had to safely integrate with Xerox's existing IT security systems.


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User Workflow-Focused Solutions for BACnet Systems
Sponsored by Siemens
Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:00pm

Building Operating Management and BACnet International present a webcast focused on User Workflow-Focused Solutions for BACnet Systems. With BACnet applications now prevalent in many areas beyond a building's HVAC system, the ability to implement cross-discipline interoperability is attainable in a wide variety of facility applications, including lighting, fire/life safety, security and more.

Attend this webcast to learn how BACnet solutions can be utilized to facilitate simplified workstations and manage all building systems based on standard and open solutions. Click here to register.

Booths at NFMT Vegas Are Still Available 


Booths in the BACnet International pavilion at NFMT Vegas are still available. The deadline to register is Monday, June 17, 2013. Click here to view prospectus.


November 19-21, 2013
Atlanta, GA

The BACnet International BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group invites manufacturers of BACnet products to attend the 2013 Interoperability Workshop at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel in Atlanta, GA. This is the 14th annual BACnet Interoperability Workshop and is hosted by BACnet International.

This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products in a neutral and friendly environment with BACnet devices from other vendors. Last year more than 98 BACnet engineers representing 35 companies attended the workshop and improved their BACnet implementations and testing methods.

The event will begin on Tuesday afternoon to allow for arrival on Monday and setup Tuesday morning. The testing starts at 12:30 pm and continues through Thursday afternoon.

To register for this event, please click here.


BACnet International Success Stories

BACnet International Success Stories is a free resource that provides a place to promote your successful projects that use BACnet in order to further knowledge and understanding of the BACnet protocol - essentially, mini case studies. Posters utilize a web form to upload the content, (narratives, photos, etc...) which is then reviewed by editors from BACnet International (primarily for errors) prior to public posting.      
Once the BACnet Success Story is posted, it becomes a permanent, linkable record of the successful project.
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Product Releases

Click here for more information on Carrier

New! BACnet® Chiller Plant Application Suite


Are you looking for a BACnet® Chiller Plant control solution? If so, the new i-Vu® Chiller Plant Application Suite is for you!


The new i-Vu Chiller Plant Application Suite is designed for general purpose chiller plant control and consists of (3) main software applications - Chiller Manager (for chiller staging of up to 5 machines, expandable), Chilled Water Pumps (for pump control, basic lead/lag/standby, plus staging of up to 5 pumps), and Cooling Tower (for tower, condenser pump, and peripheral equipment control). These new software applications expand on the capabilities of the i-Vu application library, and can be downloaded into any of Carrier's programmable BACnet controllers, including the MPC Open XP, the UC Open XP, the UC Open, and the AppController. Completely flexible in nature, the type and number of controllers required will depend on the layout of the chiller plant and the amount of I/O that is needed.


These new applications can be used with both Carrier chillers and third party BACnet chillers. Carrier chillers will require integrated UPC Open BACnet controls, while third party chillers must be equipped with native BACnet controls and allow read/write access to specific BACnet points.


For more information on the new i-Vu Chiller Plant Application Suite, please contact your local Carrier office.


Click here for more information on Cimetrics

B6030 - BACnet Interface to Modbus Energy Meters

Cimetrics is excited to announce our product, the B6030 - BACnet Interface to Modbus Energy Meters. Most facilities which have a BACnet Building Automation System also have a large number of Modbus meters which need to be attached to the BACnet system. A B6030 can be used to accomplish this goal. A B6030 acts as a Modbus to BACnet interface - taking Modbus register data and exposing it to BACnet.


There is no need to spend time picking and choosing registers to expose on each meter; the B6030 already has templates for more than 45 meters - templates where all important Modbus registers are mapped to BACnet objects. All BACnet objects are meaningfully named and standardized (units, functions) for easier reading and integration into Building Automation Systems. Click here to learn more about the B6030 - BACnet Interface to Modbus Energy Meters.  




 Click here for more information on Contemporary Controls

New High Performance Router with Diagnostic Capabilities

Contemporary Controls has expanded its BACnet router portfolio with a high-performance BACnet router having advanced features including built-in diagnostics that aid in commissioning or troubleshooting BACnet MS/TP networks in the field.  With a high-speed 32-bit processor and expanded memory, the BASrouterLX is ideal for larger sub-netted BACnet/IP networks subjected to heavy device discovery traffic.  The BASrouterLX provides stand-alone routing between BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet, and BACnet MS/TP - all at the same time.  It can also route between two BACnet/IP networks while supporting Network Address Translation (NAT) router traversal.  Its advanced features include auto-discovery or manual configuration of MS/TP slaves, MS/TP frame capture and storage for use with Wireshark®, authentication, remote storage of configuration settings, and easy firmware upgrade via a web page. As a BACnet/IP Broadcast Management Device, it can handle up to 50 BBMD entries to its Broadcast Distribution Table and 147 entries to its Foreign Device Registration table.    


The BASrouterLX has two physical communication ports - a 10/100 Mbps BACnet/IP Ethernet port and an optically isolated EIA-485 port for MS/TP. The Ethernet port supports auto-negotiation and Auto-MDIX thereby automatically matching connections to the attached equipment.  The optically-isolated EIA-485 serial port allows for connection to either 2-wire or 3-wire MS/TP networks up to 115.2 kbps while supporting all available data rates in the current BACnet standard. To find out more about more about the BASrouterLX, click here.


Click here for more information on Distech Controls

Distech Controls' 50 Series Controllers Now Available
Controllers with Live Graphics Color Display Deliver Convenience and Efficiency for System Integrators and Facility Managers Alike

Distech Controls is pleased to announce that its new ECB and ECL 50 Series BACnet® and LONWORKS® controllers with live graphics color display are now available.

Featuring a full color, integrated LCD display, Distech Controls' ECB and ECL 50 Series controllers provide users with the ability to quickly view, edit, and configure a HVAC system's operating parameters, while color-coded icons and highlights provide at-a-glance indication of alarms and override conditions.

The ECB and ECL 50 Series controllers are a powerful, user-friendly, and time-saving solution for control technicians, building managers, building technicians, and service technicians. The local HMI facilitates system troubleshooting and diagnostics without the need for a laptop, offering maximum convenience and efficiency. For added flexibility, the 50 Series offers a multilingual interface, including English, French, German, and Spanish. To read more about Distech Controls' 50 Series Controllers, click here.


Click here for more information on OEMCtrl

Compact, Stand-Alone BACnet Controller

Whether its heat pumps, fan coils, or small rooftop units, the I/O Zone family of controllers provides a lot of power in a small footprint. OEMCtrl's I/O Zone 8112 advanced controller delivers powerful control and communications features all in a compact, economical package. Highly flexible, yet easy-to-use programming tools allow for customization for a wide variety of small equipment applications enabling OEMs to achieve optimum performance and energy efficiency. Fully capable of operating in 100% stand-alone control mode, the I/O Zone 8112 can connect to a Building Automation Systems (BAS) using any of today's most popular protocols, such as BACnet, Modbus, N2, and LonWorks. Click here for more information.


Click here for more information on Reliable Controls

SMART-Sensor™ LCD with CO2 Sensor Released


The SMART-Sensor™ LCD, performing with excellence since its initial release in 2004, has just been significantly improved. An integrated CO2 sensor option has now been added to further compliment the feature-rich design of this flexible and economical product. The new CO2 sensor has a convenient auto-calibration feature that establishes a baseline CO2 level for any space. So it calibrates on its own! The new CO2  model adds yet another desirable option to the SMART-Sensor's all-in-one packaging, eliminating the need to install multiple sensing devices in a given space.


Technical Specifications for the CO2 Model


* Non-Dispersive Infrared Optical Sensor

* 0-2000 PPM range

* Accuracy ±50 PPM ±3% of reading (resolves to 1 PPM)

* Manual calibration is available

* Automatic calibration built-in

* Non Linearity < 1% of full scale

* Power: adds 2 mA to the base SSL (extremely low power)


Click here for more information on the The SMART-Sensor™ LCD or email


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