WattNode BACnet Meter Tested at PlugFest


WattNode BACnet energy meter

Continental Control Systems, LLC brought its new WattNode® energy and power meter for BACnet® to the International PlugFest 2011 in Atlanta Georgia in November, 2011. In a key developmental milestone, the WattNode BACnet was successfully tested for reliability and compatibility with other BACnet devices. This has been done in preparation for the announced release of CCS’ new electric power and energy meter in January 2012.

Designed to offer interoperability testing of BACnet devices, the BACnet International BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group invites manufacturers of BACnet products to attend its annual workshop. The twelfth annual BACnet Interoperability Workshop, hosted by BACnet International, provides a forum for vendors to test and improve their BACnet implementation of their BACnet products in a neutral and friendly environment with BACnet devices from other vendors.

Representing Continental Control Systems at the PlugFest was project engineer Patrick McCormick. Founded in 1995, Colorado-based Continental Control Systems specializes in electric power metering equipment for the measurement of energy and power production and consumption. The company’s meters are designed to provide kW and kWh information in a variety of communication protocols including BACnet, Modbus, LonWorks® and pulse outputs.

Applications for the WattNode meter include building automation, LEED certification, tenant submetering, performance verification/evaluation/diagnostics, and energy management. All Continental Control Systems products are listed or recognized by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. with a Dual Safety Certification for use in both the United States and Canada (cUL).