Methods of Integration

Date: 26 September 2022

Once you have decided that BACnetP2 is the solution you are looking for, there are a few things to consider. One of the considerations, is what additional hardware, if any, will be required for the particular set up... Continue Reading

BACnetP2 Release notes

Date: November 2021

Release notes are updated on an ongoing basis as new versions of BACnetP2 are released. Last updated 22/10/2021...Continue Reading

Auto Mapping

Date: 04 May 2021

When upgrading software or integrating building automation systems, the existing system points must be “mapped”. Usually, mapping the points in a system, or point mapping, must be carried out manually. Where systems... Continue Reading

BACnetP2 How-To Guide

Date: March 2022

Are you a bit unsure as to how to install BACnetP2? Or how to get the reports needed for pricing? Or maybe you need P2 backup files and don't know where to start. This is a how-to guide for our BACnetP2 gateway, that will hopefully... Continue Reading

Siemens P2

Insight Upgrade

Date: 14 December 2020

Siemens has announced the end of life date for the Apogee Insight system as Jan 2022 although new system sales were ended before Jan 2020. The Siemens upgrade path is to Desigo CC using their Apogee P2 ...Continue Reading

Identifying Apogee Controllers

Date: 10 November 2020

Siemens APOGEE P2 BLN Connection. The Siemens APOGEE P2 (over RS-485) network is referred to as the BLN (Building Level Network) for older APOGEE P2 hardware. Networks with newer APOGEE P2 ...Continue Reading

System Architecture

Introducing Siemens Apogee system and Terminology

Date: 09 October 2020

The lowest level is labeled Field Level Network (FLN) in this diagram and is a RS485 (2 wire) shielded twisted pair bus. On the older equipment the FLN was called the LAN. The FLN devices are all “subordinate” ... Continue Reading

Niagara Architecture

Date: 16 Febuary 2021

Tridium is built on Niagara AX (or N4) which is a proprietary framework. A typical Tridium device, called a JACE (Java Application Control Engines), supports numerous open protocols ...Continue Reading

BAS and Controls

Protocol Comparison

Date: 04 Febuary 2021

Building Automation System and Controls professionals will undoubtably know about multiple protocols used to allow devices to communicate. Two of the more popular protocols in commercial BAS...Continue Reading

Project Management for BAS Projects

Date: 26 April 2021

Are you interested in managing projects related to building automation systems and controls? Project management on building automation system projects is sometimes viewed as simply making...Continue Reading

Retrofitting Building Automation Systems

Date: 15 June 2021

Retrofitting, upgrading and integrating Building Automation Systems is a great way to keep on top of energy efficiency and health and safety regulations, as well as keep systems as cost effective ....Continue Reading