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BACnetP2

Introducing BACnetP2

Date: 25/01/2021

BACnetP2 is a product developed by PurpleSwift, designed to integrate Siemens Apogee systems with BACnet systems. That is, it is a software gateway which allows communication between the Apogee P2 ... Continue Reading

Four Methods of Integration

Date: 25/01/2021

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: 22/01/2021

Release notes are updated on an ongoing basis as new versions of BACnetP2 are released. Last updated 22/01/2021...Continue Reading

Auto Mapping

Date: 04/05/2021

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

Siemens P2

Insight Upgrade

Date: 14/12/2020

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: 10/11/2020

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: 09/10/2020

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: 16/02/2020

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: 04/02/2021

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: 26/04/2021

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