BAScontrol Series Open BACnet Controllers Built on the Sedona Framework

BACnet
Sedona Open Controllers

Truly Open BACnet Controllers Built on the Sedona Framework

There are many BACnet controllers on the market which utilize a closed/restricted programming tool with a proprietary programming language. Our concept of a truly open controller is one that uses:

  • An open protocol – BACnet
  • An open source drag and drop component based programming language – Sedona
  • An unrestricted programming tool – our free Sedona Application Editor

Our BAScontrol family of products provide all of the features necessary for a truly open controller.

About Sedona Framework

Sedona Framework is a component-oriented programming language designed to make it easy to build smart, networked embedded devices. Pre-built components are easily assembled into applications, even if you have little or no experience programming. Components can act as services or be explicitly linked together to create data and control logic in real time. It is especially suited to graphical programming tools such as Contemporary Controls’ Sedona Application Editor (SAE). It has a similar look-and-feel to the popular Niagara Framework™ and it is IP-based. System Integrators are free to use Contemporary Controls' Sedona Application Editor to program Sedona-compliant devices from any Sedona supplier.

About the BAScontrol Series

Controllers in the BAScontrol series support a common core of features and differ only by I/O count and network connections. Configuration is via a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connection. All models have a real-time clock and are powered from a 24 VAC/VDC power source.

Model Universal Inputs (UI) Binary Inputs (BI) Analog Outputs (AO) Binary Outputs (BO) Virtual Components
(AV or BV)
Web Components Ethernet Port EIA-485 MS/TP Port
BAScontrol20 8 4 4 4 24 48 1 0
BAScontrol22 8 4 4 6 24 48 2 0
BAScontrol22S 8 4 4 6 24 48 1 1

 

The BAScontrol20 is a 20-point BACnet/IP, Sedona-programmable unitary controller with direct connection to an Ethernet network. The unit complies with the B-ASC device profile having a convenient mix of 8 universal inputs, 4 binary inputs, 4 analog outputs and 4 relay (20R) or triac (20T) outputs. The controller is fully web-page configurable using a common web browser, and freely programmable using Niagara AX Workbench™ or Contemporary Controls' free Sedona Application Editor (SAE). Rugged metal design and low profile.

The BAScontrol22 is a 22-point BACnet/IP, Sedona-programmable unitary controller with a 2-port Ethernet switch for connection to an Ethernet network. The unit complies with the B-ASC device profile having a convenient mix of 8 universal inputs, 4 binary inputs, 4 analog outputs and 6 relay outputs (no triac model). The controller is fully web-page configurable using a common web browser, and freely programmable using Niagara AX Workbench™ or Contemporary Controls' free Sedona Application Editor (SAE). Rugged metal design and low profile.

The BAScontrol22S is a 22-point BACnet/IP or MS/TP, Sedona-programmable unitary controller with flexibility to connect to an Ethernet network or a BACnet MS/TP network. The unit complies with the B-ASC device profile having a convenient mix of 8 universal inputs, 4 binary inputs, 4 analog outputs and 6 relay outputs. The controller is fully web-page configurable using a common web browser, and freely programmable using Niagara AX Workbench™ or Contemporary Controls' free Sedona Application Editor (SAE). Rugged metal design, low profile, and wide temperature operation make it suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Related Tools

The following programming and management tools are available for free download and without restrictions:

In Development: BAScontrolZ – BACnet Sedona Facility Control Engine

In a small package, the BAScontrolZ provides Sedona control intelligence to unintelligent I/O modules which could be distributed over a wide area. It has no physical inputs or outputs. The unit has an Ethernet port and an EIA-485 port used for BACnet MS/TP network integration as well as for downstream connection to BACnet I/O modules such as the Cube I/O and RIB I/O along with any other BACnet IP or MS/TP devices. Utilizing a BACnet client/server capability, the BAScontrolZ’s wire sheet can now interact with expansion I/O modules thereby allowing for a greater variety of I/O capabilities to meet project requirements with a minimum amount of interfacing hardware. Connected devices’ data points are collected, analyzed, and commanded in similar fashion to a head end device but for a fraction of the cost.