Category Archives: BACnet

BACnet MS/TP Wireshark Live Capture

Wireshark 2.0 brought some new features, including extcap.  Extcap allows an external application to capture packets and move them into Wireshark via a pipe.  It is the perfect feature for serial packets, such as BACnet MS/TP on RS-485, which don’t … Continue reading

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Raspberry PiFace

I have been using a Raspberry Pi for various things since it was invented. It is a great little low cost computer. We recently celebrated Pi Day (3/14/15) here in the USA. Our local Science Center hosted a Pi Day … Continue reading

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BACnet MS/TP and Automatic Addressing

A recent query on the BACnet-L mailing list reminded me that I should probably post an update to my previous article about BACnet and Software Patents in 2009.  In the previous article, I lamented about a patent that was granted while the … Continue reading

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BACnet: The Global Standard for Building Automation and Control Networks

My friend and BACnet colleague, Mike Newman, the father of BACnet, recently finished writing a book about BACnet.  BACnet: The Global Standard for Building Automation and Control Networks, was recently published and is for sale at Amazon. I haven’t read … Continue reading

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BACnet Committee Meets in San Antonio

Our BACnet committee and working groups met in San Antonio in June, 2012. The Riverwalkwas an interesting place to walk and find some food!  The BACnet committee leadership changed at this meeting: Carl Neilson is now chairing the committee, with Bernhard as … Continue reading

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BACnet Committee Meets in San Francisco

Our BACnet committee and working groups met in San Francisco in May, 2012.  It was fun to see friends, enjoy some cool weather, and eat some good food in a big city. Next door to Pacific Gas and Electric, our … Continue reading

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BACnet Meeting and Plugfest in Atlanta

I went to the BACnet meetings in Atlanta in October, 2011. A couple of weeks later in November, 2011, I went to the BACnet Plugfest in Atlanta. Lots of fun! The Lighting Applications working group met for a couple of … Continue reading

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BACnet Leader of the Pack Awards

BACnet International presented its annual “Leaders of the Pack” program to recognize the achievements of individuals and companies involved in the BACnet community. The Award Ceremony took place during the 2011 Facility Decisions Conference & Expo on October 11-12, 2011 … Continue reading

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BACnet Bill

I received the news yesterday that my friend, Bill Swan, died after a sudden illness.  I had just seen Bill at the interim BACnet meetings in San Francisco at the beginning of May, 2011.  A week later he was in … Continue reading

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BACnet Meetings and Embedded Systems Conference

I had BACnet meetings the week of May 2, 2011, in San Francisco. It also happened that the Embedded Systems Conference was the same week in San Jose. I perused my BACnet meeting schedule, and found that I could attend … Continue reading

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