Reliable Controls: Data Acquisition Software
December 3, 2012
Version 3 of RC-Archive™ data acquisition software contains many new features to enable seamless data acquisition. The new version of RC-Archive™ adds archiving support for the following new objects: BACnet® single-point and multipoint trend logs, and BACnet and the company’s protocol runtime logs. BACnet is now a fully supported connection method, allowing discovery and data collection from any of the company’s or third-party BACnet projects using an IP network. Continuously downloading mechanical and electrical system logs into an industry standard SQL database, RC-Archive delivers a robust record of performance from any Internet-connected BACnet facility. The new scheduled database update interval allows end users to specify one of three new database synchronization scenarios for the entire system — once every 1, 2, 6, or 12 hours; once every 24 hours at a user-specified hour; or at a user-specified day of the week at a user-specified hour. Separate from scheduled database updates, the software updates as often as is required to preserve data. For those who operate facilities that cannot accommodate the standard USB-Key (RC-Key) required to license RC-Archive, a new soft license option may be purchased to authorize RC-Archive without a USB software key.