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BACnet Standard 135-2016 Released – 400 Pages of New Material

Dortmund, July 25th, 2016 – The BACnet Interest Group Europe (BIG-EU) announces that four years after the publication of the last version, the new BACnet Standard ASHRAE 135-2016 has been released. A multitude of additions and revisions have been included in 400 additional pages.

Among the most important developments are BACnet’s support for IPv6 networks and RESTful Web Services, a further step toward equipping the BACnet protocol for future developments in information technology. Additional functionalities for elevator and lighting controls have also been added.

In total, the standard was expanded to include 30 additions and revisions – so-called addenda. This will help BACnet satisfy the requests that have appeared as a result of the growing expansion of the standard to more and more various buildings and properties. Conceived in 1995 by ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers Inc. as a protocol for open and interoperable building automation, the BACnet standard has been continuously developed and improved upon, and it was also released as ISO-Standard 16485-5 in 2004.

In the meantime BACnet has come to include functionalities for the monitoring and control of heating, ventilation, climate, fire protection, security systems, energy management, lighting controls, access control and elevator monitoring. The 2016 edition will also influence the ISO and EN Norms. A new version of the corresponding ISO and EN Norms 16484-5 will follow.