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The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast | Teaching You Building Automation, Systems Integration, and Information Technology

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Mar 29, 2017

Protocols define how pieces of technology communicate amongst one another.

But how much do you really know about the protocols that govern the "rules" of your BAS?

If you find BACnet to be a confusing topic you're not alone. The BAS world is already full of acronyms and confusion. This episode will help you to clear some of that up.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The difference between BACnet/IP and MS/TP
  • Tips for successful BACnet communications
  • How BACnet objects are structured
  • The difference between a BACnet object and a BACnet property
  • How BTL listings, PIC's, and BIBB's come together to provide interoperability
Mar 22, 2017

For many in the BAS world information technology is a foreign topic. A lot of us who have entered the BAS profession have backgrounds in HVAC and electrical systems. Because of this IT can at times feel very unnatural.

That's why I've recorded this episode. I captured the 7 most common questions I get asked about IT and answered them in this podcast episode. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How cyber security and hacks can or cannot affect your BAS
  • The different options you have for connecting remotely to your BAS
  • How to work with IT to get IP addresses
  • The difference between a virtual machine and physical machine and when you should use each one
  • What the cloud is and how you can or cannot use it with your BAS
  • Is wireless safe for your BAS?
Mar 1, 2017

How many times have you walked onto a project and wondered…

Hmm where do I start with this IT thing…

What do I need to do?

Do you go after remote access? Do you get a server? What about the database?

Well if you’ve ever felt that way then this segment is for you!

  • In this episode, I take you through a full-proof plan on how to work with IT to setup your building automation system. 
  • I walk you through a major Amazon Web Services issue that could majorly impact how we support BAS in the future. 
  • I also take you through some BAM Nation questions 

All this and more on Episode 50 of the Building Automation Monthly Podcast.

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