GOAL: System Controller uses Can bus - needs to be able to easily convert to Bacnet and Modbus leading to an increase in productivity and decrease in product cost.
KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE: TCIC was contacted because we are experts at understanding controller and system communications.
TOOLS: We were provided a basic outline of how the controller needed to be converted to communicate with building automation systems and specific internal processes. The building automation system required Bacnet while the specific internal process required Modbus.
APPLICATION: After quoting the initial converters and processes required, we visited the client to see exactly how they were going to install and use them for their end user. We discussed a variety of potential solutions, and jointly settled on creating a Can bus to Bacnet panel and a Can bus to Modbus panel and write the protocol conversion software for both. Using RedLion hardware, we built the panels and wrote the software.
RESULTS: We have completed our work and provided the panels to the client. They are currently working on doing the final installation. They now have a single part number each for Can bus to Bacnet and Can bus to Modbus panels, reducing their parts inventory and having protocol conversions pre-configured to save both time and money.