January 2012 – Contemporary Controls has announced the expanded BASautomation product line will be showcased in Booth #3912 at AHR Expo 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The BASautomation product line allows users to build on BACnet by providing solutions for non-BACnet compliant networks.
"The BASautomation products help system integrators make a complete, integrated system that is still cost effective," said Joe Stasiek, Sales Manager.
On display at AHR 2012 will be the new BASview, a stand-alone, embedded, web-based graphical interface for building automation and process automation systems. BACnet/IP compliant, client features include animated graphic screens, scheduling, historical trending, runtime accumulation and alarm monitoring. Sample screen shots and an online demonstration are available on the BASview product page.
"The BASview is ideal for small to medium buildings," said Joe Stasiek. "It has an easy to use graphical interface with no licensing requirements."
Also showcased will be the BASgateway, which makes it simpler to connect Modbus networks to BACnet/IP. The BASgateway connects BACnet/IP Ethernet to non-BACnet compliant networks such as Modbus Serial or Modbus TCP. Using the concept of virtual routing, up to 30 Modbus devices appear as individual BACnet devices. Using web pages and a resident database of common Modbus device profiles, Modbus registers can be mapped to BACnet objects.
"With the cooperation of Modbus device manufacturers, we've developed a library of Modbus device profiles that reside within the BASgateway," said Joe Stasiek. "Having the library removes a significant burden from the system integrator commissioning the system. Custom device profiles also can be uploaded."
The final new product being showcased is the BAScontrol, a 20-point field controller with a direct connection to an IP/Ethernet network. Ideally suited for structured wiring systems, the BAScontrol is BACnet/IP compliant with a B-ASC device profile. Having a resident Sedona Virtual Machine (SVM), the unit is freely programmable using tools such as Niagara Workbench or Sedona Workbench. For remote Ethernet I/O applications, the unit can be configured with minimal effort using a web browser.
The BAScontrol provides a convenient mix of universal inputs, binary inputs and outputs as well as analog outputs. Models exist for both triac and relay binary outputs. The unit is ideal for unitary control or for expanding I/O points in the field via an Ethernet connection.
These new products and more will be on display at Booth #3912 at AHR Expo.