BACnet BTL Pre-Testing Services
BTL Testing: The problem
BACnet is not a simple protocol and requires extensive testing to ensure compatibility between devices. The BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) provides testing and certification for BACnet devices to ensure that there are no compatibility issues between different manufacturers’ BACnet devices.
Sending a new BACnet device to the BACnet Testing Laboratory (BTL) for certification can be a daunting task. Each issue or error that BTL discovers throughout the testing process will add variable costs and delays. Depending on how long it takes your team to resolve the issues discovered during testing you may be bumped from your testing slot and have to wait for the next available testing slot.*Area in the border is provided by the CAS BACnet Stack. The area outside is provided by the client.
Benefit from our 20+ years of BACnet experience!!!
Take it from us, we have been working with BACnet for 20+ years. Our BACnet Stack Resume includes 10+ years
of development, 25,000+ commits, 50,000+ lines of code, 2,500 unit tests, 50+ devices using the stack, and
among other capabilities, 1,000,000+
device installations. We know what we are doing. On top of that, we are also part of the BACnet Testing
Laboratory Working Group. Purchasing BACnet BTL Pre-Testing from us will
Because we have also built the stack to be BACnet spec compliant (we do things according to the BACnet spec.), No device that used our stack has ever failed to receive the BTL Certification (BACnet International BTL) by the BACnet Testing laboratories. We do things the right way from the start!
To ensure our stack is well-tested and compatible with industrial leaders, Chipkin attends the yearly BACnet Plugfest to test new features and services from all of the leading manufacturers.
There are many reasons why you should not go directly to BTL testing without having a deep understanding of BACnet, below are a few reasons why you should partner up with Chipkin to complete your BTL testing:
- Chipkin are BACnet experts! With over 20 years of experience working with and creating BACnet devices. Chipkin has been going to the BACnet Plugfest since 2009.
- Chipkin has a proven track record of successfully going through the BTL process many times with customers’ devices and our own devices.
- Chipkin uses custom automated testing tools that mimic the BTL tests to quickly and reliably test the device for issues after each change. This can dramatically reduce the iteration time if an issue is discovered.
- Chipkin can describe BTL procedures, and tests, as well as the BACnet protocol spec in plain English for anyone to understand.
- Chipkin will help you with the BTL documentation required for testing, including; EPICS, Test plan, and other BTL required documentation.
- Chipkin is part of the BTL Working group, working with other volunteers to design the tests used in BTL.
Exploring Chipkin's Pre-BTL Testing Service Coverage: Illustrated Diagrams
Looking at the Below Diagrams, Chipkin Pre-BTL services cover the Parts outlined in red and we provide support for the parts outlined in Yellow. The blue-outlined sections are provided by Recognized BACnet Testing Organizations (RBTOs).
Process for Preparing for BTL Testing Pre-BTL Coverage Diagram:
Process for BTL Testing Pre-BTL Coverage Diagram:
Here is a link for reference to these diagrams and more information on BTL Testing and RBTOs
FREE CAS BACNET EXPLORER WITH THE PURCHASE OF A BACNET BTL Pre-Testing!
Purchase any BACnet product from us and we will help you test and document the BACnet interface by providing a free full license to the CAS BACnet Explorer and a hard copy of the BACnet booklet.
The USB key and booklet ships with the FieldServer.
Learning about BACnet? Want to update your BACnet knowledge? This free e-book will guide you through basic and advanced BACnet topics.
CAS BACnet Explorer is the perfect utility for testing, debugging, and discovering BACnet® networks and devices. It is great for network diagnostics and discovering who is the problem. No more pointing fingers.
CAS BACnet Explorer performs the following functions within BACnet Networks: