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Overview: 802.15.4 Wireless Network Architectures for Controls Systems

Overview: 802.15.4 Wireless Network Architectures for Controls Systems

It is important to know what type of architecture the wireless products you may be considering using are. There are several that cover the field of commercially available products. The most common are: Point to Point Point to Multi-Point Mesh Star Mesh Some basic definitions are in order here. There are basically 3 types of […]

Learn about BACnet with Chipkin Automation

Learn about BACnet with Chipkin Automation

Chipkin Automation Systems have been a leading expert in building and industrial automation communication protocols since 2000. As such, they definitely know a thing or two about BACnet which is shown by some of their in house developed BACnet tools like the CAS BACnet Explorer used for discovering, testing and debugging BACnet devices. So with all […]

What are Communication Protocols? …and the TOP 3

What are Communication Protocols? …and the TOP 3

If you are new to controls or maybe have only worked with one type or brand of controls systems you might be wondering what exactly is a communication protocol and what are the ones available. Communication protocols are sometimes not used in the correct context and even the term ‘protocol’ is sometimes not fully understood […]

Explaining Wireless Sensor Nodes: ZigBee vs. WiFI

Explaining Wireless Sensor Nodes: ZigBee vs. WiFI

This is a great video that is short and to the point when comparing some of the technical aspects of Zigbee and WiFi wireless communication. After you watch the video let’s go over the info and put some Controls Freak-speak to it to better understand the comparisons and some of the technical jargon. This video […]

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