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BACtalk Control Modules

Supervisory Interface Devices
BCM
Date Last Saved: 3/29/2007 12:44:30 PM

Product Name(s): BACtalk Control Modules
Product Description: BACtalk Control Modules (BCM) are a modular scalable solution to building automation. Up to seven modules in series with a single power supply allow BCM's to match requirements.
Product Application(s): BCM's can support BACnet network connections, function as gateways, host DDC, schedules, trend logs, and alarms.
Point Quantity Characteristics
Analog Input (AI): N.A. N.A.
Digital Input (DI): N.A. N.A.
Universal Input (AI or DI): N.A. N.A.
Analog Output (AO): N.A. N.A.
Digital Output (DO): N.A. N.A.
Universal Output (UO): N.A. N.A.
Other: N.A. N.A.
A/D Converter Resolution
D/A Converter Resolution
HOA switches provided on each output?
Note: These are also available as an add-on from 3rd party vendors.
Indicating status LED on each output?
Integral Flow Sensor? N.A.
Integral Damper Actuator? N.A.
Can controller accept occupant override from thermostat? N.A.
Can controller accept occupancy sensor input? N.A.
Expander Boards N.A.
Network Ports, Protocol(s), and Speed(s) Supported
(Note: See 'Architecture' for network details)
BACnet/IP
BACnet/Ethernet 10Base-T or 100Base-TX
BACnet MS/TP 9.6 - 76.8 kbps
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices IBEX TUX trunk connection at 4800 or 9600 baud
Modem 56K with RJ11 jack
EIA-232,EIA-485,EIA422 for connection to hotel information system
Modbus connection via EIA-485, EIA-422, or EIA-232
Additional Information (Optional) Number of ports and communication ports is determined by modules selected.
Network Accessing Capabilities via Controller
Controller Access Devices
Zone-Based Interface Access N.A.
Zone Interface Hardware
*Note: This section covers the capabilities for accessing the controller or other parts of the network from the controller (i.e. 'bottom-up').
Standard access functionality is covered in the Architecture and Software sections.
**Does NOT include front-end OI functions. See vendor for specific functions available.
Microprocessor(s) 32 bit processor
Clock Type
Powered, battery-backed
Battery powered
Powered, no battery backing
None
Other
Clock Synchronization Information not provided
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity 32MB SDRAM
Volatile Memory (RAM) Uses
RAM use unrestricted
RAM use restricted as shown below
Information Not Provided
Program Execution / Calculation storage
Data / Trends / Alarms storage
Configuration / Parameter storage
Control Programming storage
Others
Is Volatile Memory Supported By Battery? Yes
Battery Type(s) 7.2 volt NiCad
Battery Life Information not provided
Backup Battery Operating Time 700mA-h
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)* 8 MB per module
Non-Volatile Memory Uses
Data / Trends / Alarms / Calculation Storage
Configuration / Parameter Storage
Control Programming Storage
Controller Operating System
Other
Additional Information
* Items in NV memory are not lost upon power or battery failure. Other types of NV memory such as EPROM, NOVROM, etc. do not directly impact system performance.
Can trend data be stored in this controller? Yes
How many total trend values can be stored? 320 trendlogs
What is the controllers role in trending? Information not provided
Can controller be programmed to 'push' data to archive or are trends 'pulled' from controller?
When full, does controller automatically send up trend data, overwrite data, or stop logging data? Information not provided
Programming Method(s) N.A.
Resident vs Non-Resident Program Execution N.A.
Scheduling
Resident Energy Management
Specific Pre-Programmed Algorithms Available
Additional Programming Functions N.A.
DDC Loops (P, PI, PID) N.A.
Automatic PID Tuning Feature N.A.
Automatical-Dial Alarm Support N.A.
Does controller perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made? N.A.
Are multiple destinations possible? N.A.
Upon controller power loss or hardware failure:
Are network communications affected? N.A.
Is loss recognized on/by the network and alarm reported? N.A.
DO and AO response?
Volatile memory functions?
Upon restoration of power does the controller:
Auto-reboot without operator intervention? N.A.
Automatically reset/synchronize the clock? N.A.
Update all monitored functions? N.A.
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? N.A.
Upon network or communications failure does controller:
Continue to operate standalone? N.A.
Operate with last global settings or user-specified value? N.A.
Do broken network segments continue to communicate within the remaining segment?
(Note: May depend on proper termination of segments for higher speed networks.)
N.A.
Does network automatically reconfigure upon restoration? N.A.
Does network store 'loss of communications' alarm with time of event? N.A.
Additional Information (optional) N.A.
Self Test Diagnostics
Does controller have internal self-test diagnostics to check:
Processor failure? N.A.
Internal hardware failure? N.A.
Open/shortened sensor? N.A.
Others? N.A.
 
Control Enclosure N.A.
Power Supply Required Single power supply can power up to 7 modules
Voltage 19-30 VAC
VA 30 VA
Surge Protection Information not provided
Underwriters Laboratories UL 916
FCC FCC Part 15, Subpart J, ClassA
CE EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
LonMark Certified
Yes
No
No - but LonWorks compatible
Information not provided
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Yes
No
Not submitted for testing
Information not provided
Other

Programming Method(s)

(See also 'Software' Form)

Visual Logic via BACtalk operator workstation software

Scheduling

(See also 'Software' Form)

Supports a maximum of 80 schedules and 80 calendars

Energy Management

SI-resident energy management functions/algorithms calculated and performed by this SI. One or more of these choices may be selected. 'No' indicates that it is not available.

Energy management algorithms for this controller can be custom programmed.
Pre-programmed/built-in algorithms available, and are fully editable using custom programming.
Pre-programmed/built-in with limited editing via template-based programming.
SI is not typically used for energy management functions
Other

Specific, pre-programmed algorithms available.

'No' indicates that it is not available.

None (custom programming only)
None (not applicable)
Optimal Start/Optimal Stop
Peak Demand Limiting/Load Shedding
Economizer
Additional Energy Management functions resident at individual controllers
Other Information not provided
Hardware I/O Points Information not provided
Additional SI Functions Information not provided

Automatic-Dial Alarm Support

(See also 'Software' Form)

Yes
Does SI perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made? Information not provided
Are multiple destinations possible? Information not provided
 
Upon SI power loss or hardware failure:
Is loss recognized on/by the network and alarm reported? Information not provided
 
Upon restoration of power does the SI:
Auto-reboot without operator intervention? Information not provided
Automatically reset/synchronize its clock? Real-time clock retains date and time for up to 20 days without power
Automatically reset/synchronize its secondary network? Information not provided
Update all monitored functions? Information not provided
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? Information not provided
Control Enclosure Information not provided