There was a time when buildings were tied to the proprietary protocols of manufacturers, so if customers wanted to upgrade or expand, they had only one supplier choice. At Delta Controls, we felt this was wrong. We wanted people to choose our systems, and stay with us, not because we were the only option, bu because our systems perform consistently, and exceed their expectations.
Delta Controls has been instrumental in the development of the BACnet protocol, having played a leading role in the organization since the early nineties. One of our most senior developers, Carl Neilson, has been involved withe BACnet since 1996, and is serving as chair of the BACnet committee until 2016. Delta Controls was one of the first manufacturers to have fully BTL listed operator workstations, and has the most robust BACnet product architecture available.
- BACnet is designed to allow HVAC/R, lighting, life safety, access, security, power, vertical transportation and other building system control devices to work together on the same network.
- BACnet affords facility owners and manager’s maximum flexibility and cost-effectiveness, by allowing control products made by different manufacturers to be integrated into a single, uniform system.
- The BACnet protocol was initiated by Mike Newman of Cornell, and developed to be a consensus standard, under full public scrutiny. Today, as an international standard, it cannot be changed without public review and comment – ensuring it remains robust and practical.
- BACnet is now considered the leading international protocol, gaining worldwide certification including a European standard (CEN) and ISO standard (ISO 16484-5).
Delta’s building automation system includes HVAC/R, Card Access and Lighting control. It is the world’s first fully integrated BACnet system, featuring full interoperability and internet accessibility. It has the industry’s most extensive implementation of BACnet, native to all products through all levels of the system. We are proud of our relationship and commitment to BACnet.