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Date Last Saved: 3/27/2004 6:42:45 AM

Product Name(s): RC-Studio
Product Description: RC-Studio: A Windows-based operator and programming interface for the Reliable Controls MACH-System. RC-Studio allows operators to open any number of windows from multiple controllers at the same time, and allows full access to database programming, control Basic programming, and graphics programming. This 32 bit software package can be installed on any Windows '95, Windows '98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP machine. PROGRAMMING Graphical/Block Programming: Drop points onto a graphic that represents a system. All of the points attributes are stored on the controller so that a change made by one operator will be picked up instantly by both RC-Webview and RC-Studio users, without having to update files. Line-Based Programming: Control Basic - Control Basic is a compiled programming language, which is modeled after BASIC (beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code) and used with the controllers of the MACH-System.This language consists of three general components that are written and combined as sentence-like instructions to describe how the hard and soft points interrelate and operate. These components are as follows: · Statements · Functions · Operators Program can be saved out as individual modules to form part of an extended library of code for use in future applications. MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL Annual and weekly schedules, Runtime logs available in every controller, Multiple PID loops available in every controller, User and password logon with security level for both RC-Studio and RC-WebView. ALARM/MESSAGE REPORTING Alarms sent to RC-Studio and RC-WebView in real-time. Both provide a current (active) alarm summary and a database history of all alarms, as well as Alarm Pop-ups with sound. Alarm fields: Time the alarm was generated at the panel. Name of the system that generated the alarm. Time the alarm was received. Alarm category (2 predefined and 62 user defined categories) Alarm Priority (127 user definable priorities) Alarm Message Text Alarm State (Alarm, Reset, Acknowledged, Clear) Originating Panel User who acknowledged the alarm. Time the alarm was acknowledged. Time the alarm was reset. Alarm Action Execution Button (User can attach an action when the alarm occurs) Auto-Dial Alarm Support: Pager dialup within Control Basic programming language. Email routing through RC-Studio. Alarm Prioritization: There are 127 alarm priorities. Each priority can have user definable visual and audible characteristics, as well as a clear state (alarm popup will remain visible until the alarm reaches the user definable state). Alarm Acknowledgement: Alarm acknowledged from both RC-Studio and RC-WebView in real-time. GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE Graphical User Interface Description: RC-Studio and RC-WebView provide the graphical interface to the Reliable system. Graphics Development: Within RC-Studio, points can be dragged and dropped or inserted onto a graphic file reprinting part of the system. The following major graphic file formats are supported: · PCX, TIF, GIF, JPG, DIB, PNG, BMP Point Override Feature: The operator can put each point into manual override. Allows the operator to override the value of any point.
Product Application(s): All Microsoft Windows Operating systems.
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)
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices N.A.
Additional Information (Optional) N.A.
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) N.A.
Clock Type
Clock Synchronization N.A.
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity N.A.
Volatile Memory (RAM) Uses
Is Volatile Memory Supported By Battery? N.A.
Battery Type(s) N.A.
Battery Life N.A.
Backup Battery Operating Time N.A.
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)* N.A.
Non-Volatile Memory Uses
Additional Information N.A.
* 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? N.A.
How many total trend values can be stored? N.A.
What is the controllers role in trending? N.A.
Can controller be programmed to 'push' data to archive or are trends 'pulled' from controller? N.A.
When full, does controller automatically send up trend data, overwrite data, or stop logging data? N.A.
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 N.A.
Voltage N.A.
Surge Protection N.A.
Underwriters Laboratories N.A.
LonMark Certified
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Other N.A.