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Supervisory Interface Devices
Tracker BMTK Series
Date Last Saved: 7/17/2006 9:59:57 AM

Product Name(s): Tracker 12; Tracker 24; Tracker WSHP
Product Description: The Tracker BMTK is used with light commercial rooftop units, split systems, and water source heat pumps in the 3-50 ton range. Tracker BMTK panels control and monitor complete HVAC systems including temperature, humidity, and CO2. The local touch screen LCD display allows the user to set schedules, manage alarms and perform manual overrides. The Tracker BMTK panels have an auto-configuration feature in which all the controllers connected on the shared link will be discovered at initial power up. Optional Tracker workstation software is available. The software is not necessary to configure or manage the system but offers graphical interface, advanced alarm routing options, reports, trends, and binary output programming.
Product Application(s): The Tracker BMTK is used for schedules, alarm management, trending of system points, and manual override of HVAC equipment. The Tracker BMTK can also be accessed through a remote dial up connection. There are three different Tracker BMTK models: the Tracker 12, the Tracker 24, and the Tracker WSHP. The Tracker 12 and the Tracker 24 are used with the following systems: - Constant Volume - Changeover Bypass - VAV The Tracker WSHP is used with the following system: - Water Source Heat Pump When connected to auxillary I/O modules the Tracker BMTK can control lights, fans and other system components. The Tracker BMTK also has an input for pulsed meters to track energy usage. Other manufacturer's HVAC equipment can be monitored and controlled through the Tracker BMTK panel when a unitary controller, ZN517, is installed on the piece of equipment.
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)
(1) - LonTalk TP/FT-10A (Trane Comm5, proprietary)
(1) - Ethernet
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices (1) - Dedicated RS-232 Serial communication port for a Laptop/PC
(1) - Modem port
Additional Information (Optional) Each system can only have one dedicated Tracker BMTK, which only controls that single system. Tracker BMTKs can not communicate with each other, but can reside on the same LAN. When multiple Tracker BMTKs reside on the same LAN and a PC workstation, with Tracker software installed, is also connected the PC workstation can access each individual Tracker BMTK.

Tracker WSHP connection capacities:
- 100 water source heat pumps
- 4 I/O modules (MP503)
- 1 Tracer Loop Controller (TLC)

Tracker 12 connection capacities:
- 12 of the following
o Rooftop units
o Unitary controllers
o Split systems
- 4 I/O modules (MP503)

Tracker 24 connection capacities:
- 24 of the following
o Rooftop units
o Unitary controllers
o Split systems
- 4 I/O modules (MP503)

Central Control Panel (CCP) connection capacities:
- 24 VariTrac zone dampers
- 1 of the following
o Rooftop unit
o Split system
*Expanded system:
• 5 CCPs can be added to the Tracker 12
• 10 CCPs can be added to the Tracker 24

Central Control Panel (CCP) connection capacities:
- 32 VariTrane VAV units
- 1 Rooftop unit
*Expanded system:
• 5 CCPs can be added to the Tracker 12
• 10 CCPs can be added to the Tracker 24
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) Motorola 6833, 32 bit processor
Clock Type
Powered, battery-backed
Battery powered
Powered, no battery backing
Other Super-capacitor
Clock Synchronization Yes when connected to a PC workstation.
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity SRAM: 1 MB
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
Is Volatile Memory Supported By Battery? No; backed up by a super-capacitor
Battery Type(s) Super-capacitor
Battery Life the super-capacitor is good for the life of the controller.
Backup Battery Operating Time The super-Capacitor holds a charge for five days.
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)* FLASH: 2 MB
Non-Volatile Memory Uses
Data / Trends / Alarms / Calculation Storage
Configuration / Parameter Storage
Control Programming Storage
Controller Operating System
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, trend data is always stored in this device.
How many total trend values can be stored? Up to 16 user-defined trends with a maximum of 64 samples per trend can be stored.
What is the controllers role in trending? The Tracker BMTK panel is responsible for trend setup, data harvest, and storage.
Can controller be programmed to 'push' data to archive or are trends 'pulled' from controller? When a PC workstaion with Tracker software is connected it pulls the trend data from the Tracker BMTK panel. If theTracker BMTK panel is not connected to a PC workstation with Tracker software installed, data can not be programmed to archive.
When full, does controller automatically send up trend data, overwrite data, or stop logging data? Trends in a Tracker BMTK are first in first out (FIFO). The trend will run as it is configured and will overwrite the oldest value if the trend fills up, whether a PC workstation is connected or not. In a TrackerBMTK trends are schedulable so a user can decide when to start and stop a trend making it possible for data to not be overwritten.
Programming Method(s) N.A.
Resident vs Non-Resident Program Execution N.A.
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.)
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
Voltage 24 Vac nominal (19-30 Vac)
50/60 Hz, 1-phase
VA 40 VA minimum
Class 2 transformer
Surge Protection Surge Protection Meets CE surge requirements for industrial environments
Underwriters Laboratories • UL and C-UL 916: Energy management equipment
• UL 94-5V: Flammability rating for plenum use
FCC Part 15, Class A, CFR 47
CE Approvals for:
- Tracker 12
- Tracker 24
- Tracker WSHP
LonMark Certified
No Communicates only to select Trane Tracer controllers via LON.
No - but LonWorks compatible
Information not provided
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Not submitted for testing
Information not provided

Programming Method(s)

(See also 'Software' Form)

The Tracker BMTK is programmed using a template based configuration.


(See also 'Software' Form)

Schedules are resident in the Tracker BMTK.

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

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
Additional Energy Management functions resident at individual controllers
Hardware I/O Points The Tracker BMTK has an input for a pulsed meter.
Additional SI Functions

Automatic-Dial Alarm Support

(See also 'Software' Form)

Does SI perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made? Information not provided
Are multiple destinations possible? Yes
Upon SI power loss or hardware failure:
Is loss recognized on/by the network and alarm reported? Yes
Upon restoration of power does the SI:
Auto-reboot without operator intervention? Yes
Automatically reset/synchronize its clock? Yes
Automatically reset/synchronize its secondary network? Yes
Update all monitored functions? Yes
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? N.A. Back up performed by super-capacitor which will hold a charge for up to five days.
Control Enclosure NEMA-1 resin enclosure, plenum rated