BACnet TESTING STANDARD BASED ON NIST RESEARCH APPROVED FOR PUBLIC REVIEW.
Building owners want the assurance of independent testing and certification of BACnet products. The need for testing and certification was recognized while BACnet was being developed. In 1993 NIST created the BACnet Interoperability Testing Consortium, a cooperative research and development agreement partnership with 22 companies, to address this issue. NIST researchers worked with consortium partners to develop test methods and testing tools while, at the same time, helping participating manufacturers to assure that their early products correctly implemented the BACnet standard. The work of the consortium has resulted in a companion standard, ASHRAE 135.1P Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet, which recently has been approved for public review and comment.
The BACnet Manufacturers Association is launching a testing and certification program in the United States based on this draft standard. A similar effort is under way in Europe under the auspices of the BACnet Interest Group-Europe.
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|Title Annotation:||Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks; National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Publication:||Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2000|
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