August 2018
Welcome to the newest edition of the Cornerstones enewsletter. The BACnet International community benefits from information and education shared through Cornerstones, the organization's monthly electronic publication. This publication is disseminated to members of the BACnet community, connecting corporate, integrator, site, student and individual end users.

Cornerstones is a unique publication because it speaks not only to the engineer and contractor communities, but also to facility professionals, building managers and owners, and other personnel.
This is where you come in. We need you to connect! If there is a best practice, company news, product news or BACnet Success Story you want to share, please send them to us. And don't leave out the photos!

All submissions should be sent to Kathleen Magee , BACnet International's Marketing Manager.
Opportunities
Registration NOW OPEN for Both BACnet Testing Symposium & PlugFest Interoperability Workshop
The BACnet Testing Symposium & PlugFest are both being held in October at The University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Laboratory. You will need to register separately for each event.

Registered attendees of both the PlugFest Interoperability Event and the BACnet Testing Symposium are eligible to receive a $100.00 discount off of their Symposium fee. The discount code to use when registering for the Symposium will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering for PlugFest. 

More details on these events can be found below.
BACnet Testing Symposium

BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) and The University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) are hosting an International BACnet Testing Symposium,  October 6 - 7, 2018 ,   at the UNH-IOL facility in Durham, NH.

The symposium is a unique opportunity to  learn about tools and technologies  for BACnet testing while networking with experts from around the world. Thought leaders, technical experts, quality assurance engineers and highly experienced BACnet testing organizations will come together to review the state of the art and explore the future of BACnet testing. 

The symposium will include a day and half of educational sessions, discussions and networking opportunities.

It will be a perfect opportunity to  enhance  your knowledge, further  develop  your skills,  discover  the latest methodologies and methods, and bring back to your team information to  improve  your testing processes and garner greater results.

Don't delay!  Register by August 15th   to take advantage of the  early bird discount  rate for BACnet Testing Symposium. After this date the registration fee will go up by $300.00 (USD), so register TODAY!

If you have any questions about the International BACnet Testing Symposium, please contact Natalie Nardone at  natalie@bacnetinternational.org .
PlugFest Interoperability Workshop

Join your peers at the University of New Hampshire's InterOperability Lab for PlugFest 2018. You don't want to miss the opportunity to improve your BACnet implementation and testing methods by connecting with other vendors' BACnet products in a neutral, friendly environment. 

PlugFest 2018 will be held  October 9 - 11, 2018.  Testing starts at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9 to allow for arrival on Monday and setup Tuesday morning. For the full agenda, click  here .  

The  BACnet Working Group  will be meeting on Monday, October 8, 2018 prior to the start of PlugFest.
 
Don't delay! Register by September 14th  to take advantage of the early bird discount rate for PlugFest. After this date the registration fee will go up by $50.00 (USD), so register TODAY!
 
If you need your member login, have any questions, or need help with registration for you or your team, please do not hesitate to contact Kelsey Battle, Event Coordinator, at  kelsey@bacnetinternational.org.

Get your BACnet Success Story Created for FREE
Have a great BACnet Success Story but don't have the time to pull it all together?
 
BACnet International announces a new Success Story Creation Program in which we help our members generate content showcasing the successful use of the BACnet protocol.

This service is part of your BACnet International member benefits so is offered FREE for our members.

More details on the program, including the process, criteria, and application form, can be found here .

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Nardone, BACnet International Regional Operations, at david@bacnetinternational.org. When sending the email, please include " Success Story" and the name of your project in the subject line.

We look forward to showcasing your company and your clients, and showing the world the power of BACnet!

BACnet Community News
BACnet Standard News
A new errata sheet for the BACnet standard, dated June 23, 2018, is now available on the ASHRAE website at ashrae.org/standards-errata . This replaces the version dated January 20, 2018.

SSPC 135, BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, will hold an in-person interim meeting October 22-25, 2018 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. For additional information contact Michael Osborne, Chair of SSPC 135 ( mosborne@reliablecontrols.com ).

The BACnet Institute's Resource Library
Have you visited The BACnet Institute's Resource Library? If you haven't, you should! 

The BACnet Institute (TBI) Resource Library is an extensive repository of articles, white papers, presentations and recorded webinars for anyone involved with BACnet systems. It centralizes a wealth of expert knowledge, which is categorized by application, focus and user level for easy accessibility.

Currently, there are over 100 resources available in the Resource Library, ranging from the "BACnet to Leverage IT" white paper by Bernhard Isler, former chairman ASHRAE SSPC 135 BACnet committee, to the popular video presentation "BACnet 101" presented by Ben Dorsey III at past AHR Expos. 
 
Updated frequently, the Resource Library is a valuable source of information and learning that you will find applicable in your interaction with the BACnet protocol.

Haven't visited yet?
TBI is an online center for BACnet educational resources that includes on-demand, self-paced courses, community forums and a resource library. As a first-time user, you will need to create an account. Visit The BACnet Institute and click on the "Sign up now" link. Once logged in, select "Resources" from the top navigation to view the library. 
  
Feedback Requested
We encourage your input to ensure The BACnet Institute e-learning platform continues to provide current and beneficial learning opportunities. Please email your ideas and comments to education@bacnetinternational.org.
BACnet Products

Automated Logic Expands Touchscreen Solutions

Building operators and technicians now have more visibility and control over individual pieces of HVAC equipment in their building using the latest OptiPoint touchscreen interfaces for the WebCTRL® building automation system .

Available in three sizes, the new interfaces feature capacitive multi-touch (P-CAP) technology and offer best-in-class viewing resolution, providing operators and technicians with an engaging and interactive experience when managing connected HVAC equipment.


Major New Release of the S4 Open: BACnet-N2 Router Now Available for Shipment

The S4 Group announces release 1.50 of their BACnet-N2 Router. This release includes 1.30 firmware, and release 1.40 bug fixes and additional enhancements, which improve system performance and security. Several other changes are part of the 1.50 release, including the operating system is Windows CE 7 with a custom image created by the S4 team to improve security and performance, and the Microsoft DCOM communications protocol was replaced with Web Sockets / JSON transactions.


Have some product news to share with the BACnet International Community? Contact BACnet Marketing Manager Kathleen Magee today.
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