Open, flexible, and scalable: The BACnet/IP solution from Beckhoff
With its BACnet/IP system, Beckhoff is offering one of the most open and flexible solutions available on the market today. And with its certification for Revision 12, Beckhoff has also implemented one of the most current versions of BACnet/IP. That way, designers of technical building systems and building automation systems benefit from a broad range of state-of-the-art features.
The BACnet/IP solution allows users to access all BACnet objects directly from the PLC and visualisation system to monitor and if required modify their status. Prefinished PLC blocks reduce the engineering effort to a minimum. The flexibility offered by Beckhoff via the company’s finely scaled product portfolio is also unique. Users can choose from controllers designed for a few hundred to thousands of BACnet objects, enabling them to configure a solution which perfectly meets their specific needs in terms of cost and performance.
Beckhoff controllers also support the BACnet Building Controller profile (BBC). Besides its use as a server, the new BACnet/IP solution features a wide range of client functions to ensure maximum user flexibility and an efficient communication with other BACnet devices. The largest benefit of the Beckhoff solution is its ability to automatically generate BACnet objects. Assuming thousands of BACnet objects are involved, being able to generate them at the click of a button enables considerable time and cost savings in project creation and configuration. more