September 2015

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RS Components
Corby, England

RS Components (operating as Allied Electronics in the US) World Head-quarters consists of a large office and warehouse complex serving nearly 3,000 staff. The complex is responsible for distributing more than 130,000 technical products, such as electronic parts.

Unique problems to solve: RS Components originally had different brands of control systems installed throughout the complex. High operating costs were being incurred because systems were outdated and were being operated independently since they could not "talk" to one another.

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Have you registered yet? If not, do so TODAY!

Welcome to the newest edition of Cornerstones enewsletter. The BACnet International community benefits from information and education shared through Cornerstones, the organization's monthly electronic publication. This publication is disseminated to members of the BACnet community, connecting corporate, integrator, site, student and individual end users.

Cornerstones is a unique publication because it speaks not only to the engineer and contractor communities, but also to facility professionals, building managers and owners, and other personnel.

This is where you come in. We need you to connect! If there is a best practice, company news, product news or BACnet Success Stories you want to share, please send them to us. And don't leave out the photos! 

All submissions should be sent to Erin Hall, BACnet International's communications and community manager.

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October 6 - 8, 2015 
The University of New Hampshire 
Durham, NH

Time is running out to register for this year's PlugFest Oct. 6 through 8 in Durham, NH. The registration deadline is September 18, so discover all the details you need to make arrangements, and register as soon as possible:
The BACnet International BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group (BTL WG) invites manufacturers of BACnet products to attend the 16th annual Interoperability Workshop at The University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products with BACnet devices from other vendors in a neutral and friendly environment. Last year, nearly 90 BACnet engineers representing 30 companies attended the workshop and improved their BACnet implementation and testing methods.

NOTE: If you have not recieved registration confirmation, but feel you completed registration, please contact BACnet International Membership and Trade Show Manager, David Nardone. David is also available for general questions regarding PlugFest. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!


Share Your Ideas: The BACnet International Journal 

BACnet International is searching for ideas and suggestions for issue 11 of The BACnet International Journal. The Journal is a global magazine for building automation based on BACnet technology. Experts, practitioners and professionals show the way in applying and developing the BACnet standard, from building automation trends to devices and application projects; from qualification and training to testing and certification; from who's who in the BACnet community to useful information on events and publications. Special attention is given to members and activities of BACnet International.

For more information about The Journal or to submit an article for consideration, contact Communications and Community Manager Erin Hall


We would like to invite you to take part in our Global Roadshow. Occurring through the end of 2015, the Global Roadshow celebrates the 10th DIN EN ISO anniversary and the 20th ANSI anniversary of the BACnet standard. The event focuses on the benefits of BACnet for sustainable buildings in terms of construction, retrofitting and the integration in smart grids. It includes a state-of-the-art exhibition and provides the latest information about: 
  • Open communication in building automation
  • Development of standardization
  • Interoperability of BACnet devices
  • BTL Listing and European Certification
  • BACnet vendors and suppliers
The Roadshow is a decisive meeting point for BACnet users in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. One Road Show goal is to increase the global awareness for BACnet. During Road Show events, the newest capabilities of building management systems will be introduced and the benefits of BACnet applications will be demonstrated. 

We are looking forward to meeting you at one of the Roadshow locations. Click here for more information about the BACnet Global Roadshow.
Remaining Stops   
Asia Pacific
Nov 5th, 2015 Pune India
Nov 12th, 2015 Singapore
Nov 19th, 2015 Beijing China
Nov 26th, 2015 Tokyo Japan 
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Newest Issue of Foundations Released    

The latest issue of Foundations is now available on the BACnet International website.

The Foundations publication is an educational resource produced by BACnet International for its members. BACnet International is the cornerstone of your success, and Foundations builds on that by providing the technical knowledge you need to success in the world of building
automation. Foundations is written by volunteers from the BACnet community for integrators, installers, appliers and specifiers/consultants. It complements the BACnet International Journal and the association's monthly enewsletter, Cornerstones.

In this issue of Foundations, you will find articles on the following topics: 
  • A Case for BTL Testing
  • BACnet Developers Q&A
  • I am a VFD and I speak BACnet
  • Success Story: Ohio University
Questions about Foundations or article submissions for future issues may be directed to BACnet International Communications and Community Manager Erin Hall


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The BACnet Institute to Provide Education, Information and Connections

BACnet International is excited to announce its vision for The BACnet Institute, a new online center of BACnet education, connections and resources. The objective of The BACnet Institute is to provide an easy path to BACnet information and learning for everyone involved with BACnet systems. Designed around BACnet community needs revealed in an extensive 2014 member survey, The BACnet Institute will curate existing information and resources, as well as commission the development of new resources. The BACnet Institute will operate under the auspices of BACnet International in collaboration with other BACnet industry groups.

The BACnet Institute is being designed to broadly address BACnet education and information needs. It will encompass on-demand, self-paced courses alongside an organized repository of white papers, presentations and recorded webinars. In addition, The BACnet Institute will provide tools that allow participants to learn from each other as well as share their ideas, observations, challenges and accomplishments. 
Work is already underway on The BACnet Institute components. Read full story here.
Andy McMillan 
Also, read more about The BACnet Institute on, where President and Man  aging Director Andy McMillan shares his view of how The   BACnet Institute will bring BACnet back to users.

Axxon Intellect PSIM With BACnet Support Enables Security System Integration   
AxxonSoft, a leading Eastern European developer of smart integration systems for security and video surveillance, has added support for the BACnet protocol to its Axxon Intellect PSIM.

BACnet (Building Automation and Control Building Automation and Control Networks) is an open communications protocol for automating and programming building systems.

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Have some company news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet International Communications and Community Manager Erin Hall today.
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AIRSTREAM™ Hydronic Fan Coils Now Offer Multi-Protocol Support

Carrier® AIRSTREAM™ hydronic fan coils now offer multi-protocol support as a factory installed option.

These native BACnet® i-Vu® controllers feature support for Carrier's new ZS space sensors, which can monitor temperature and humidity levels as well as naturally occurring pollutants throughout the building. Based on sensor readings, i-Vu controllers can optimize fan coil operation to provide optimum comfort for occupants while also helping to reduce energy costs for building owners.
In addition, these i-Vu controllers support plug-and-play connectivity to the powerful Carrier i-Vu® building automation system, which provides building operators the ability to monitor and control their HVAC system from anywhere in the world using a standard web-enabled device such as a tablet or smartphone. And, if local control is also desired, an i-Vu Touch color touchscreen can be mounted in the building to manage the system as a new addition.  

For added flexibility, the i-Vu controllers can also be integrated with any existing building automation system using the BACnet®, Modbus®, LonWorks®, and N2 protocols.

For more information on controlling AIRSTREAM fan coils, please contact your local Carrier office.

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Control Solutions Introduces Non-Bound LonWorks Gateways

Control Solutions

Control Solutions has introduced five new network gateways useful in integrating legacy LonWorks based equipment into updated BACnet or Modbus networks. These gateways use a non-bound polled interface to LonWorks devices making them accessible from BACnet or Modbus networks without additional LonWorks network management tools.  

The Babel Buster BB2-6020-NB replaces the legacy Babel Buster X2 for connecting LonWorks devices to a Modbus TCP network. The BB2-2010-NB is used to connect LonWorks devices to a Modbus RTU network.

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Have some product news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet International Communications and Community Manager Erin Hall today.
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