• The Lonworks Protocol

    Lonworks is another communications protocol useful in building automation applications. The protocol was developed by the Echelon Corporation in the late 1990s. Lonworks originally transformed from Echelon’s earlier “Lontalk”, and was submitted to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for … Continue reading

  • The BACnet Protocol

    BACnet is described by experts in the field as a data communication protocol for Building Automation and Control networks. Previous products were not able operate within another developer’s system or device. This aspect is referred to as interoperability. During the … Continue reading

  • FieldServer Technologies ProtoCessors

    FieldServer Technologies has produced low-cost, quality ProtoCessors for the automation industry. ProtoCessors are Industrial Communication Protocol (ICP) modules with a standard interface. FieldServer ProtoCessors provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) expeditious implementation of various industrial, machine, and building automation protocols for … Continue reading

  • Obvius ModHopper Transceiver

    The ModHopper wireless transceiver is a premier, low-cost product for building automation applications developed by the Obvius Corporation that supports Modbus and pulse equipment (i.e. sensors, meters, etc.) along with related networks. The ModHopper transceiver is best suited for energy … Continue reading

  • Ethernet Cables

    Where do the terms Cat5 and Cat5e come from ? TIA Telecommunications Industry Association, TIA defined standard TIA-568-B which defines the cables and structured or modular cabling systems and termination standards for building and telecom cabling systems. Cat5 and Cat5e … Continue reading