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A Successful AHR 2015

Peripheral Product of the YearFebruary 2015 - The 2015 AHR Expo provided Contemporary Controls with plenty of opportunities to meet new customers and catch up with existing ones. This year's Chicago AHR Expo had over 60,000 attendees with exhibits from over 2,000 companies.

"The AHR Expo remains one of the most effective ways for us to meet our customers," said Joe Stasiek, Sales Manager of Contemporary Controls. "AHR allows us to showcase our commitment to open protocols such as Modbus and BACnet, along with open technologies such as Sedona and Niagara Framework, and IP networks. Also, this year's show was significant to us because in 2015 we entered into our 40th year of providing cost-effective network communication solutions and we couldn't have reached this milestone without our valued customers."

If you were not able to attend the 2015 AHR Expo, Contemporary Controls exhibited products that represent the BASautomation product family focus of Integrate and Control, Visualize and Communicate. You can visit our AHR page to learn about what was on display.

On display were IP-based, BACnet/IP compliant controllers with either Niagara Framework or Sedona Framework which offers freely-programmable control. Presented was the BAScontrol20 controller, which is compliant with the BACnet B-ASC device profile. The BAScontrol20 has 66 Sedona components from Tridium along with 100 custom components from Contemporary Controls of which 48 include web components viewable and manipulated by a web browser. Also, on hand were BAScontrol20 Demo Boards that are ideal for training simulation. The BAScontrol20 Demo Board is BACnet/IP compliant. Contact us if interested in training with a BAScontrol20 Demo Board.

Gateways and Routers Provide BACnet/IP Compliance
The BASrouterLX provides standalone routing between BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet and BACnet MS/TP. The BASrouterLX attaches to BACnet clients via a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet network, and can support serial data rates up to 115.2 kbaud. The device has the ability to capture MS/TP traffic for viewing by a Wireshark network analyzer. The BASgatewayLX provides standalone gateway functionality between Modbus RTU or Modbus TCP devices and BACnet/IP. Using the concept of Modbus device profiles, Modbus registers are mapped to BACnet objects. With virtual routing, each Modbus device appears as a BACnet device allowing devices with identical device profiles to share the same gateway. The BASremote is both a Sedona field controller and a Modbus gateway that provides flexibility when connecting to a BACnet/IP client. The device is BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP compliant. Both BACnet and Modbus points from the BASremote can be monitored via the BASview over Ethernet.

Easy-to-Use Head-End for Small Buildings
The BASview is a simple-to-use head-end for smaller sized buildings that require schedules, trends, alarms, runtimes and custom graphics. The device is BACnet/IP compliant and connects directly to BACnet/IP server devices and to Modbus devices using gateways. Commissioning and viewing is done via web browsers.

The EIPR IP router is wired or wireless and provides a stateful firewall to WAN-side devices. The EIPR can function as a LAN-side Wi-Fi access point. On the WAN-side there can be a modem to the Internet or a connection to a cellular network.

Comprehensive Head-End with Sophisticated Graphics
The BASdesigner provides graphical sophistication in a head-end. Powered by DGLogik, the BASdesigner offers a HTML5 user interface with remarkable graphics with trending, alarming and scheduling. The device is BACnet/IP compliant with two resident opto-isolated serial ports that can integrate to Modbus RTU. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports reside in the unit - one with a four-port switch. In addition to wired connections, the BASdesigner has two wireless ports - Wi-Fi and EnOcean. The BASdesigner is ideal where a comprehensive head-end is required along with wired and wireless connectivity options.

For those who stopped by our booth, thank you for visiting with us. It is always a pleasure to see you. If you did not attend visit for information.

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