Tested and listed products are crucial to the success of the BACnet standard.
ATLANTA (PRWEB) November 16, 2017
The BACnet Testing Laboratories' Working Group (BTL-WG) has released BTL Test Package v15.0, which contains updated testing procedures to be used by manufacturers to pre-test products for BACnet compliance, and to test devices qualifying for BTL Certification. The BTL-WG was formed by BACnet International to oversee the establishment of the BACnet conformance certification and listing program.
"Test Plan 15.0 adds testing capability in the areas of Data Sharing and Device Management and gives developers additional Objects," stated Duffy O'Craven, BTL Manager. "Additionally, it separates Device Management and Network Management BIBBS into separate categories."
"Tested and listed products are crucial to the success of the BACnet standard," stated Andy McMillan, president & managing director of BACnet International. "In furthering our work of maintaining a global standard, the interoperability ensured by BTL testing will keep BACnet vital, and assist in its adoption and user satisfaction."
With Test Package 15.0 now available, BTL testing has entered a transition period. During transition, products up to Protocol Revision 14 can be tested with either Test Package 14.0 or Test Package 15.0; the decision is up to the applicant. Products claiming Protocol Revision 15 or higher must be tested with Test Package 15.0.
In addition, now that Test Package 15.0 is released, the minimum protocol revision for BTL Testing will become version 14 on January 1, 2019 and the minimum protocol revision for BTL testing will become version 15 on January 1, 2022.
About BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL)
BACnet Testing Laboratories was established by BACnet International to support compliance testing and interoperability testing activities and consists of the BTL Manager and the BTL Working Group (BTL-WG). Its general activities include publishing the BTL Implementation Guidelines document, awarding worldwide BTL Listings to qualified BACnet devices, publishing and maintaining the BTL Test Package, approving Testing Laboratories for BTL Testing, providing testing services through its managed BACnet laboratory, SoftDel, and organizing the annual PlugFest Interoperability Workshop,
About BACnet International
BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication. For more information, please visit http://www.bacnetinternational.org.