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Building Automation Systems & Industrial Ethernets

Supplier: Paqworks by Madison Technologies
16 July, 2007

Building automation is a programmed, computerised, "intelligent" network of electronic devices that monitor and control the mechanical and lighting systems in a building. The intent is to create an intelligent building and reduce energy and maintenance costs

A Paqworks Solution

System Design

Modern buildings now use open networks to build up an automation system, and since intelligent buildings emphasize centralized control and real-time reports, many engineers use Ethernet to implement their building automation system.

An Ethernet based Automation System integrates a wide range of communication technologies, including TCP/IP, Ethernet, BACnet, RS-485, and RS-232. Gateways and controllers are used to allow communication between different systems, such as HVAC Control, Lighting Control, CCTV, Fire/Security Alarm Systems, etc.

Network Solution

* Ethernet-based networks will be the standard for building automation, allowing designers to integrate all applications into one platform.

* RS-485 Gateway for connecting existing networks to Ethernet.

* Standard Ethernet-based protocols support BACnet/IP.

Why Moxa?

* Redundant dual 24 VDC power inputs for maximum reliability

* Power failure or port break warning by relay contact output

* Easy installation with DIN-Rail or panel mounting

* Programmable Communication Gateway for connecting existing RS-485 networks to Ethernet

For more information call Paqworks to discuss your Building Automation Solution.