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FieldServer BACnet Routers

What is a BACnet Router and how is it different that a BACnet Gateway? We often get clients confused weather they need a Router or a Gateway. BACnet Routers transmit messages between BACnet Networks as well as between different BACnet Subnets. Data transmissions occurs indiscriminately between one BACnet flavor to another or within multiple BA…
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CISA: The Value of No Results

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is a federal agency within the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is tasked with enhancing the nation's cybersecurity resilience and safeguarding critical infrastructure against cyber threats. CISA works collaboratively with government and private sector partners to manage and respond to cyber incident…
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Changes to Sec. 179D that expand Tax Savings for energy-efficient commercial buildings

Recent amendments to Section 179D of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), offering tax deductions for energy-efficient improvements in commercial buildings, present increased opportunities and incentives for taxpayers to engage in such projects. The key implications of these changes include: Increased Deduction Amount: The incre…
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Case Studies: Building Automation and Systems Integration

Chipkin regularly works on challenging and innovative projects in the Data communication world. This has allowed us to gain a wide range of knowledge which has made us an invaluable asset to the industry. See below for a list of Projects we have completed to help our everyday clients.…
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What is config file and how to upload it?

Quick Support Links Menu If you are in need of support, please choose from one of the following topics below. If you do not see a selection that matches your issue, please CONTACT US. Back to Support Simplified FieldServer Support - Chipkin FAQs Answered How to Change the IP…
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Barrington MicroSTAR and LanSTAR Systems Integration

Intro to Barrington MicroSTAR/LanSTAR Systems Integration Barrington Systems was a company that created the LanStar and MicroSTAR control units. The company closed down in 2007 and ceased all support operations.  If you have a Barrington system that needs integration or monitoring, Chipkin has solutions for you. These solutions a…
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Multistack and FieldServer Products - FS-8705-18 Connector and Assembly Instructions

Before anything else, ensure your multistack controller has the RS232 socket populated. See the image below which shows which socket must be populated and where the FieldServer QuickServer Gateway connects. This article will help you integrate your Multistack devices using Multistack converters such as the QuickServer Gateway.…
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MQTT - Everything you need to know in 5 simple sentences

MQTT transports data between publishers and subscribers via a broker who manages the subscriptions and stores incoming data which is then published to remote subscribers. It does not understand the data and it doesn’t care. In theory, you could transport video using MQTT. It does not care how the data is used. Data is addressed b…
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