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Product Name(s): SAGEMAX
Product Description: Communications intensive supervisory/area controller with programming and networking capabilities. Contains 32-key keypad and 4-line by 40-column backlit LCD display (optional). Contains hard disk and floppy disk drives.
Product Application(s): Coordinates network communications Performs database, alarm, event, some scheduling, trending, and report management of networked controllers Can perform a degree of supervisory control over networked controllers using code written in SAGE Programming Language (SPL). By configuring the SAGEMAX properly, AAM controller points connected to the SAGEMAX can be displayed on the BACnet network as AAM BACnet points. Conversely, the SAGEMAX can receive BACnet points from the BACnet network and utilize that information in its programs. A device residing on a BACnet network may act as a client, server or both a client and a server.
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)
(4) EIA-485 @ up to 57.6 kbps. Supports Public Host Protocol (PHP), Public Unitary Protocol (PUP) Extended Automation Network Protocol (XANP), BACnet MS/TP, or Modbus.

(1) Ethernet @ 57.6 kbps. Supports Public Host Protocol (PHP) or BACnet/IP. (Port is optional)
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices (2) EIA-232D (DB9P) ports @ up to 57.6 kbps

(1) Built-in modem with RJ-11 jack @ 56 kbps

(1) DB25S parallel port (Centronics interface)
Additional Information (Optional) Unit can be interfaced to OWS via Auto-Pilot software or to a PC in virtual terminal mode
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 486 processor
Clock Type
Powered, battery-backed
Battery powered
Powered, no battery backing
Clock Synchronization Information not provided
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity 8 MB RAM for program and data storage.
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. Controller has a 528 MB hard disk for backup of all control programming. Performs automatic reboot upon restoration of power.
Battery Type(s) None
Battery Life None
Backup Battery Operating Time None
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)* Information not provided
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
How many total trend values can be stored? Information not provided
What is the controllers role in trending? Time anchored trends support intervals of 1, 15, 30, 60, and 1440 minutes
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? Stops logging
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 100/120/240 Vac 50/60 Hz
VA 130VA
Surge Protection No
Underwriters Laboratories UL listed 916 (Energy Management Equipment)
UL recognized 873, Temperature indicating and regulating equipment.
UL 864 subcategory UDTZ, Signal system Units

FCC Part 15, Class B computing device
CE Yes
LonMark Certified
No - but LonWorks compatible
Information not provided
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Not submitted for testing
Information not provided

Programming Method(s)

(See also 'Software' Form)

Line code custom programming using SAGE Programming Language (SPL).


(See also 'Software' Form)

Information not provided

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 None
Additional SI Functions Information not provided

Automatic-Dial Alarm Support

(See also 'Software' Form)

Yes. Available from controller
Does SI perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made? Yes
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? No
Update all monitored functions? Yes
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead? Not applicable. No back up battery
Control Enclosure Information not provided