Agreement with BACnet Interoperability Testing Services Provides Special Pricing
Atlanta, GA – January 14, 2019 – BACnet International announced that it has signed an agreement with BACnet Interoperability Testing Services, Inc. (BITS) to provide substantial discounts for its members. BITS offers a powerful tool for pre-conformance testing of products implementing the BACnet protocol.
Under the agreement, BACnet International members in good standing will receive special pricing on the BACnet Test Client, a software tool developed specifically for testing compliance, reliability and interoperability of BACnet products. BACnet International and BITS will also work together in the continued development of the BACnet Test Client.
“We’re excited to be able to bring this tool to our members,” said Andy McMillan, president and managing director of BACnet International. He added, “Effective pre-testing can save BACnet product implementers thousands of dollars in conformance testing costs. It can also greatly reduce the risk of product launch delays. We expect this tool to help our members be more successful.”
Use of the BITS BACnet Test Client testing tool can expedite the BACnet product Certification process since manufacturers have an opportunity to reveal and fix conformance and interoperability issues prior to submitting their product for certification. In addition, the BACnet Test Client can be used during development of products, to speed development and save money by revealing issues early, when they are cheapest and easiest to fix. This is more cost effective than finding issues through the BACnet conformance testing process, and clearly preferable over discovery during commissioning or live operation after deployment in the field.
More information on BACnet International membership can be found here.
More information on the BITS BACnet Test Client can be found here.
About BACnet Interoperability Testing Services
BITS provides a variety of sophisticated software tools, consulting services, and a Perpetual PlugFest® to developers of BACnet products to aid in development and performance optimization. Interoperability remains one of the key challenges to device developers and integrators. BITS products and services allow for early detection and remediation, enabling more seamless BTL testing as well as increased confidence during use in the field. Contact BTS at www.bac-test.com, or write firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About BACnet International
BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. BACnet International oversees operation of the BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) and maintains a global listing of tested products. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication.