Flavors of BACnet

Flavor
Application
Affects you?
IP
  • Uses the TCP/IP protocol
  • Controller to contoller
  • Controller to HMI
  • Some field devices
On the up
Ethernet 802.3
  • Raw Ethernet Packets
Being displaced by IP
Point to Point
  • Modems and phone lines
Rare. Expected to disappear.
MS/TP
  • Field devices
Millions of installed devices.

Clarification : Native Bacnet – What does that mean. In the Building Automation world the term ‘Native’ means that a device supports that functionality / protocol without the addition of a gateway or other module.