Building Automation System
The Western Michigan University building automation system (BAS) is a fully networked tool used to monitor and control mechanical, irrigation, and lighting systems across campus. The first components of this BAS network were installed in 1988.
Components include 2 enterprise servers, more than 85 supervisory network controllers, over 1600 field devices, and another 2300 VAV controllers.
The supervisory network controllers include the TAC Niagara Framework UNC, Barber Colman GCM, and Trane Summit BCU.
The BAS uses LonWorks
to communicate with devices from TAC, Trane, Distech, Danfoss, ABB, DriSteem, Lakewood, Ebtron, and Onan.
It uses BACnet
to communicate with TAC, Trane, York, Phoenix, Liebert, Semco, Cypress Envirosystems and Ebtron.
It uses Modbus
to communicate with TAC, Rockwell Automation, Campbell Scientific, and Armstrong.
There are proprietary communications used by many of these products as well.
The BAS has over 90,000 real and virtual points in at least 74 buildings on 2 separate campuses and all data can be shared across the entire network.
The graphical interface is all web-based.
You can access the BAS via this link: