Going BACnet? Go true BACnet with KMC...BACnet the way it was meant to be.
You havelooked at the options and your clients have made their demands known. You're going BACnet; Excellent choice. BACnet is the only communications protocol that was designed for open system interoperability and specifically intended for building systems. You'll be pleased to know that dozens of manufacturers are engaged in BACnet product development. Now, you'll have to choose among them. The good news is the inherent interoperability of BACnet. The bad news is that some manufacturers have chosen to still keep some items proprietary. Here is what to consider when your firm specifies a BACnet manufacturer:
Proprietary Objects While the BACnet Standard (ANSI/ASHRAE 135-2004) defines required objects and properties, it also provides manufacturers the freedom to create proprietary objects or properties of objects. Such moves, however, can block true interoperability. KMC Controls is committed to BACnet the way it was meant to be and does not use any proprietary objects or proprietary properties in the standard objects.
AACs Vs. ACSs In BACnet terms, Application Specific Controllers (ASCs) offer limited resources and limited functionality compared to Advance Application Controllers (AACs). A controller can be designed to the higher requirements of the AAC device profile even if it is used for specific applications. All KMC controllers were designed to meet and exceed the AAC device profile.
Programmabiltiy As is the case for standard DDC controllers, you want programmability for BACnet controllers. Be careful. Some manufacturers provide only factory programmed devices. Or, they may offer "configurable" devices. All KMC BACnet controllers are Fully Field Programmable.
BTL Listed A "listing" from the BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) is your assurance that BACnet devices not only meet the standard, but the more rigid test requirements of the BTL. BTL testing demands a greater level of engineering commitment from manufacturers. All KMC Advanced Application Controllers are BTL Listed.
So, whether you are building new or need to augument an existing BACnet installation, KMC Controls is the intelligent choice. With KMC you will have:
the assurance of BTL
the freedom of programmability
the higher standards of AACs
BACnet the way it was meant to be
Call us today and let us help you build your comfort zone with a true BACnet system.
Performance Controls Inc.
Shingle Springs 530-672-2318 Bay Area 510-848-9922