When it comes to debugging Ethernet traffic there are plenty of hardware and software tools to choose from, Wireshark is a powerful example and it its free. When it comes to analyzing MSTP traffic on the RS485 bus the choices are limited. The specialty nature of Bacnet communications plus the tight timing make it difficult
Well we finally got our Outdoor Weather Station out the door, it has been a background task for quite a few years but came to the front after a number of inquiries came in. Our talented mechanical designer Xiaoni at the office here has been doing iteration after iteration on the 3D printer, the design had
Like all the other tech minded individuals out there in this building automation business I have been keeping an eye on bitcoin for a while. A short while ago the need to use it became real for me though, our esteemed web developer Mr. A. Rihan is based in Lebanon and it has been getting
A number of parties have expressed interest in getting a Sedona engine operating in the controller and there are now funds available to support this work. The funds are paid out as bounties to various programmers working on the open source project. If you’d like to get involved either as a contributor or as a
Our web developer Alaa Rihan has added a nice feature which allows us to now automatically calculate the shipping to anywhere in the world. We get a great deal from Fedex which none of the usual API’s let us tap into so we went ahead and wrote our own. Our facility is in Shanghai China
We have reworked our building automation controller to accept a Pi ‘Compute’ module which is basically a raspberry Pi controller on a stick. Below is a photo of the first round of hardware, the compute module is the green SODIMM board in the lower center. The lower and top boards of the controller are the two black PCBs.