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This section contains news items from 1998 for your information. They are arranged with the most recent at the top, the oldest at the bottom.
 
Old BACnet News - 1998
 
  • November, 1998. ISO TC205, Building Environment Design, Meets in Brussels.
    SSPC members Mike Newman (SSPC Chairman), Bill Swan (SSPC Secretary), and Steve Bushby (SSPC Vice-Chairman and Convenor of Working Group 3, Building Control System Design), represented U.S. interests at the ISO TC205 meeting held at the European Committee for Standardization's (CEN) meeting facility in Brussels, November 18-20, 1998. Delegates from Belgium, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. joined the U.S. delegates in discussing how BACnet might best be advanced towards international standardization. A consensus appears to be developing for an "ISO BACnet" that includes the current ANSI/ASHRAE standard, as amended through Addenda 135a (approved for final publication) and 135b (recommended for public review) enhanced through annexes describing interfaces to the European Installation Bus and CEN TC247's "Field Level Objects." There are also proposals on the table to add several new properties to existing BACnet object types, some new object types, and possibly some new services.
     
  • October, 1998. NEMA Committee Endorses BACnet for Fire and Security System Integration. At its meeting on October 27, 1998, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Signaling, Protection and Communications Section (3SB) has recommended that NEMA endorse BACnet as a NEMA standard. The impact of this decision is to make BACnet the NEMA recommended method of integrating security and fire alarm systems with other building control systems.