BACnet web-based remote features added to existing line of automation systems

Siemens’ line of Apogee and Talon Building Automation Systems has been enhanced to include BACnet web-based remote system monitoring, commanding, alarm management, scheduling and trending functions – improving operator efficiency and convenience.

02/22/2011


Siemens Industry, Inc. enhanced its line of Apogee and Talon Building Automation Systems to include BACnet web-based remote system monitoring, commanding, alarm management, scheduling and trending functions. The new BACnet enhancements also improve operator efficiency and convenience with browser-based internet system access and control functionality, according to Siemens.

New features include controller-based BACnet web pages for viewing, commanding and monitoring system information. Local and remote access to configure and edit the Web-based controller database has also been added, as well as cost saving BACnet MS/TP programmable controllers, remote I/O and a local controller user interface. The Web browser feature also mitigates the necessity for a dedicated PC based workstation through its simple-to-use interface. Any PC or laptop connected to the Internet can access the controller database and maintain system control remotely.

BACnet, the HVAC industry standard network protocol, delivers system-wide control and operations management through a single interface. The Apogee and Talon BACnet web-based systems are comprised of all BTL (BACnet Testing Laboratories) certified components, including a BAS workstation, a plug and play controller embedded web server and field level network architecture. Both systems are built on open-protocol platforms, and can seamlessly link BACnet, LonTalk, Modbus and other common open-protocol devices into a single, robust control system.

- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com



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