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SBA 118: How BACnet integrations really work part 3

By Phil Zito on Jun 11, 2018 6:00:28 AM

Topics: Podcasts

How would you setup 1,000 BACnet/IP devices? Would you know what to ask IT? Would you know how to troubleshoot these devices if something went wrong? How would you support all these devices?

The amount of BACnet/IP devices being installed is increasingly daily. Unfortunately the understanding and knowledge of BACnet/IP is not!

That’s why in this episode you are going to learn BACnet/IP. By the time you finish this episode you will:

  • Understand the top questions to answer when designing and deploying BACnet/IP networks
  • How BACnet/IP devices are unique and the little know nuances to installing BACnet/IP devices
  • The 5 questions you must be able to answer on every new BACnet/IP installation
  • The most common problems with BACnet/IP and how you can easily troubleshoot it.

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  • What is different with BACnet/IP (1:50)
  • How the lack of IT knowledge is keeping you unsuccessful (3:45)
  • Why the lack of IT training options is holding back the BAS industry (4:50)
  • The impact of large-scale BACnet/IP networks (6:30)
  • How BACnet/IP communicates (7:45)
  • The two stacks of BACnet awesomeness (10:15)
  • The two BACnet addressing schemes (12:40)
  • How do broadcasts work in BACnet/IP (15:25)
  • Why the BBMD is the most useful part of BACnet/IP (16:40)
  • How to add new BACnet/IP devices (19:20)
  • The step-by-step process to adding new BACnet/IP devices (20:15)
  • The top questions you need to ask when working with BACnet/IP (22:25)
  • How to easily deal with an IT group that won’t give you static IP addresses (25:10)
  • Common BACnet/IP troubleshooting strategies (26:45)

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