The C-Bus control and management system has various PC software based installation tools, application programs and 3rd party development tools available. The C-Bus system utilises distributed intelligence architecture so needs no central processor, such as a PC, to run. However, Clipsal C-Bus PC based software applications can provide additional features and interface solutions. Installation tools allow efficient commissioning of a C-Bus system, via ‘point-and-click’ Windows based Graphical Interfaces. Development tools allow 3rd party developers to easily integrate software solutions into a real world C-Bus network.
The C-Bus OPC Server Software acts as a gateway for transmitting C-Bus lighting type application information between third party building management systems (such as Honeywell, Johnson, etc.) or Process Control Presentation (SCADA) systems and a C-Bus system.A C-Bus OPC Server USB dongle must be purchased to unlock the software from an evaluation version to a full working version.Alternatively, the C-Bus OPC Server is able to recognise licenses manufactured by CITECT (currently only product versions based on the CITECT SCADA Version 7 platform and later are supported).
Developed specifically for commercial and industrial applications Schedule Plus Software provides scheduling, manual control and monitoring of a C-Bus system from a PC running Windows 98, 2000, NT, ME or XP. A Schedule Plus USB dongle required to unlock software from an evaluation to full working version.
HomeGate Software provides scheduling, manual control and monitoring of a domestic C-Bus system from a PC running Windows 98, 2000, NT, ME or XP. It is comprised of Project editor, Real-time monitoring and control, Real-time scheduler, Security and access control, Internet access, Includes Help and support documentation. A HomeGate USB dongle is required to unlock software from an evaluation to full working version.
For further information on how to include C-Bus into your building project please call us on 02084419788 or Schneider Electric on 0800 60 88 608.
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