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BACnet, the Building Automation and Control network protocol, was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to provide standard messaging for air handling equipment, building lighting systems, and the like. The BACnet protocol is maintained by the BACnet International organization, which is made up of several BACnet equipment and system vendors to promote BACnet technology and conformance.

BACnet is primarily an application level protocol. BACnet can operate on a wide range of physical networks, from Ethernet all the way to RS-232 serial connections. Typical BACnet equipment is defined for use on Ethernet, LonWorks, ARCNET, RS-485, and RS-232. The BACnet/IP protocol allows for control and monitoring over the Internet.

The BACnet protocol defines some network management messages, such as object discovery, and several different low-level objects and how each object is to be controlled and/or monitored. Complex equipment such as rotary chillers and air handlers are described by collections of these lower level objects. Over 500 vendors provide a variety of BACnet-compliant products.

BACnet International requires a BACnet vendor ID conformance testing for BACnet-compliant products.

What Can AB Tech Solution Do for Your BACnet Product Development?
  • Obtain the required Vendor ID for all your BACnet products
  • Develop a fully-compliant product for you
  • Add BACnet capability to your existing product
  • Enhance the features and functionality of your product
  • Perform conformance / interoperability testing
  • Obtain BACnet International certification for your products