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BACnet is a protocol that confuses many new BAS professionals. Heck, if we’re honest with one another it confuses many senior BAS professionals as well. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. I’ve helped several manufacturers build their BACnet stacks and worked extensively with BACnet in the past.

In this three-part series we are going to explorer how BACnet works.

In the first episode of this series we will discuss:

  • A general overview of what BACnet is and why it matters to you
  • The two most important BACnet physical architectures that you must know
  • How BACnet communications are changing and what you must do to keep up
  • Why not all BACnet services are created equal and which ones you must focus on

Listen to the episode below.

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An Overview of BACnet

  • The foundations of BACnet (2:40)
  • Common objects in BACnet (4:25)
  • Objects inside objects inside objects? (6:15)
  • How properties describe objects (8:40)
  • Two physical architectures that transport BACnet (13:40)
  • The most important MS/TP trunk properties (15:30)
  • MAC addresses and BACnet (17:00)
  • Why we need to know more about how BACnet/IP works (19:15)
  • What is BACnet/IP? (21:30)
  • How do you communicate to other BACnet networks (23:10)
  • The five BACnet services you need to know! (25:00)

Resources mentioned in this episode