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NetworkThermostat Announces the NT-BAS BACnet-IP Gateway for Wi-Fi and Ethernet Energy Management Systems
Grapevine, Texas — NetworkThermostat, a leading communications-based thermostat manufacturer since 1995, recently announced the availability of the NT-BAS for Net/X wired Ethernet and wireless Wi-Fi energy management systems.
The NT-BAS connects directly to any internet access point and converts the Net/X Wi-Fi and Ethernet information to BACnet/IP.
The system comes ready to support up to 40 thermostats out of the box. This allows the user to control and monitor the Net/X network from any building automation system capable of communicåating over BACnet MSTP/IP, Modbus RTU/TCP or Metasys N2 protocols.
Use the onboard dip switches to set baud rate and select desired communications protocol.
The NT-BAS includes two standard RS-485 ports, RJ45 jack for 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, and can be powered from any 9Vdc to 30Vdc or 12Vac to 24Vac power source. Mounting tabs allow for simple wall mount installation.
Net/X continues to lead the market with flexibility and simple installation solutions for commercial HVAC control and energy management. For years, Net/X has listened to its customers and incorporated many user requests into its products. Now it has taken those requests and created the NT-BAS gateway to integrate Net/X HVAC controls with any BACnet building automation systems (BAS).
The industry standard Building Automation Control Network (BACnet) protocol is used in nearly all major building automation systems (BAS). The NT-BAS connects directly to any one of four powerful Net/X platforms and translates the information to BACnet/IP, adding BAS support for all Net/X thermostats, remote sensors, and programmable relays.
Commercial facilities can start managing their HVAC systems and saving energy dollars using programmable wired Ethernet or wireless Wi-Fi platforms to schedule and manage your HVAC system.
As the facility continues to expand and the need for lighting control, access control, and event management becomes a requirement, the investment in the Net/X HVAC system is safe. Simply add a NT-BAS to the existing Net/X system for simple integration with the BAS system of choice. NetworkThermostat integrates seamlessly with your expansion decisions.
The NT-BAS includes flexible point mapping for each Net/X device. When integrating with the Net/X Wi-Fi or Ethernet solutions, it’s as simple as plugging the NT-BAS into an Ethernet hub, switch, or router, entering the IP addresses and log in information for the thermostats, choosing your desired data points, and connecting to the BAS via Ethernet.
Also, the UP32 and RP32 Ethernet and Wi-Fi systems include a Net/X exclusive BAS system failsafe override. This feature will allow the BAS system to control the HVAC units unless the UP32/RP32 does not receive a “BACnet active” response, whereby the UP32/RP32 resumes as the primary HVAC scheduler and runs the HVAC systems according to user configured schedules.