BOSS (BACnet Device Simulator)

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    BACnet Device Simulator

    Overview

    Building automation OEMs are constrained by a lack of comprehensive, certified tools to establish BACnet communication within their product offerings.

    BACnet application development requires a physical interface with BACnet devices to test applications in real-time. Field-testing is expensive and time consuming. Hence, interoperability and testing often occur only in the BACnet test lab at the time of certification. As a result OEMs spend a significant amount of time and incur greater expense to correct defects identified at the testing stage.

    Solution

    Softdel’s BACnet Simulator (BOSS) simulates a network of virtual BACnet devices, properties and service configurations, without the need for physical devices. It provides a comprehensive ability to effectively troubleshoot BACnet functionality and interoperability, without conducting field tests. Its easy-to-use interface allows developers and systems integrators to configure, monitor and issue service commands to accessible physical or virtual devices on the BACnet network.

    Using the BACnet Simulator OEMs can test applications virtually and fix any issues noticed, before sending the device for testing.

    Key Features

    CREATE VIRTUAL DEVICES

    •  Simulate virtual devices with different objects, along with property and service configurations, all on a single network

    •  Enable configuration of changing PVs for simulated objects

    •  Create a network of virtual BACnet devices for troubleshooting during development, integration, commissioning and interoperability testing with different device configurations

    DISCOVER and BROWSE

    •  Discover and browse BACnet devices on an accessible network. BBMD support enables device discovery across subnets

    •  Set and monitor property values of discovered device objects

    GENERATE SERVICE COMMANDS

    •  Simulate a deployed BACnet environment by configuring a custom set of BACnet service commands to generate periodic network traffic

    •  Capture and analyse the transaction log of issued service requests and responses

    MONITOR OBJECT PROPERTY VALUES

    •  Easily monitor object property values, for any virtual or discovered physical device

    •  Detect value changes and error responses

    MONITOR OBJECT PROPERTY VALUES

    •  Segmentation support

    •  Backup and restore support

    Benefits

    Predictability

    Run multiple simulations, identify and fix issues before testing and installation

    Efficiency

    Simulate networks, reduce travel and time spent at end-customer sites

    Cost Saving

    Early identification of issues at pre-testing stage saves re-test expenditure

    Flexibility

    Single PC supports multiple virtual devices and configurations

    CASE STUDY // BOSS (BACnet Device Simulator)

    Building Internet of Things

    Client : Leading US-based building management company

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