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Secondary Control Units
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Product Name(s): MPC II
Product Description: The Innotech MPCII is a state-of-the-art processing system that has the capability of controlling various types of commercial systems. Although the MPCII is flexible and can be adapted to a variety of applications, it is primarily designed to control large scale heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The MPCII is operationally tailored to the customer’s specific application requirements by GEN2 software applications and several types of hardware modules. Many types of software programs are used to configure the hardware to the customer’s intended application and to assist in plant-monitoring, analysis, data exchange and troubleshooting. Because of its flexibility, the MPCII can be connected in a number of different configurations, based on the system’s operational requirements. In the simplest configuration, a single controller acts stand-alone for the system. More complex installations use multiple digital controllers sharing data between themselves and / or a computer. In these applications, communication between the digital controllers is facilitated by a Global Points system and communication with the computer is by a standard RS485 network.
Product Application(s): The MPCII is designed to be mounted inside a control panel and offers an array of inputs and outputs enabling it to monitor and control all types of plant and equipment. The creation of control strategies is made simple by the use of the GEN2Config configuration utility, a PC resident, Windows®-based software package. This utility with its powerful Graphical User Interface, allows the user to create an entire strategy in block-diagram form, before downloading it to the MPCII where it is permanently stored in non volatile flash RAM. User access to the MPCII is via a PC on either the RS232 comm port, RS485 Net Comms or remotely via a modem. From a PC, the user can gain access to manipulate and interrogate the controller using tools from the GEN2 family of software products.
Point Quantity Characteristics
Analog Input (AI):
Digital Input (DI):
Universal Input (AI or DI):
Analog Output (AO):
Digital Output (DO):
Universal Output (UO):
A/D Converter Resolution
8 bit
10 bit
12 bit
16 bit
D/A Converter Resolution
6 bit
8 bit
10 bit
No Analog Output
HOA switches provided on each output?
Note: These are also available as an add-on from 3rd party vendors.
Both AO and DO
DO Only
Indicating status LED on each output?
AO and DO
AO Only
DO Only
Integral Flow Sensor?
Integral Damper Actuator?
Can controller accept occupant override from thermostat?
Can controller accept occupancy sensor input?
Expander Boards
Network Ports, Protocol(s), and Speed(s) Supported
(Note: See 'Architecture' for network details)
External Communication Ports, Speeds and Access Devices
Additional Information (Optional)
Network Accessing Capabilities via Controller
Access controller only
Access controller plus additional controllers on network segment / LAN
Access all controllers on system
No access available on this controller
Controller Access Devices
Local Display Panel (controller-mounted)
Local Display Panel (zone-mounted)
Handheld Interface Device (proprietary device)
PDA (3rd-Party HID)
Zone-Based port (details below)
Zone-Based Interface Access
Zone Interface Hardware
Zone-Mounted touchpad (thermostat or stand-alone display)
HID (proprietary device)
PDA (3rd party HID, with software)
*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.
Functions Available Through Field Interface**:View ParamsChange ParamsChange
O&M SupportTAB/Cx Support
Local Display Panel (controller-mounted)
Local Display Panel (zone-mounted)
Handheld Interface Device (proprietary device)
PDA (3rd-Party HID)
Zone-Based port (details below)
Clock Type
Powered, battery-backed
Battery powered
Powered, no battery backing
Clock Synchronization
Volatile Memory (RAM) Capacity
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?
Battery Type(s)
Battery Life
Backup Battery Operating Time
Non-Volatile Memory Capacity (EEPROM/Flash)*
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?
How many total trend values can be stored?
What is the controllers role in trending?
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?
Programming Method(s)
Resident vs Non-Resident Program Execution
Resident/Supervisory. This controller supervises the scheduling of other controllers.
Resident/Stand Alone. This controller contains its own schedule.
Non-Resident. This controller is dependent upon another controller for its schedule.
None. This controller has no scheduling features.
Resident Energy Management
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
Controller is not typically used for energy management functions
Specific Pre-Programmed Algorithms Available
None (custom programming only)
None (not applicable)
Optimal Start/Optimal Stop
Peak Demand Limiting/Load Shedding
Economizer (enthalpy, dry-bulb, CO2, modulating/2-position, etc.)
Additional Energy Management functions are resident at SI
Additional Programming Functions
DDC Loops (P, PI, PID)
Automatic PID Tuning Feature
Automatical-Dial Alarm Support
Does controller perform multiple retries and buffer/store alarm until connection is made?
Are multiple destinations possible?
Upon controller power loss or hardware failure:
Are network communications affected?
Is loss recognized on/by the network and alarm reported?
DO and AO response?
Outputs fail to a user pre-specified position
Outputs fail to a normal (unpowered) position
Outputs fail to last position
Volatile memory functions?
Retained for life of backup battery
Upon restoration of power does the controller:
Auto-reboot without operator intervention?
Automatically reset/synchronize the clock?
Update all monitored functions?
Generate an alarm if backup battery is dead?
Upon network or communications failure does controller:
Continue to operate standalone?
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?
Does network store 'loss of communications' alarm with time of event?
Additional Information (optional)
Self Test Diagnostics
Does controller have internal self-test diagnostics to check:
Processor failure?
Internal hardware failure?
Open/shortened sensor?
Control Enclosure
Power Supply Required
Surge Protection
Underwriters Laboratories
LonMark Certified
No - but LonWorks compatible
Information not provided
BACnet (BTL) Certified
Not submitted for testing
Information not provided