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INET Control System and Building Automation Acronyms

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Ever wonder what the acronyms mean? – well, here are a few that may solve your curiousity:


BAS = Building Automation System

BMS = Building Management System

EMS = Energy Management System

CCMS = Central Control Monitoring System

FECS = Front End Computer System

VAV = Variable Air Volume

VFD = Variable Frequency Drive

AHU = Air Handling Unit

RTU = Roof Top Unit


PCU = Process Control Unit

DCU = Digital Control Unit

ASC = Application Specific Controller

MR = Micro Regulator

LIU = Lan Interface Unit

MCU = Micro Control Unit

DPU = Door ...

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INET – System running slower than expected?

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An INET control system running INET software is normally a quick responding system where accessing point data happens within a few seconds. However, occasionally we run into systems  that seem to be running slower than expected – in rare instances, we have experienced systems that take up to 45 seconds or more to access data.

Here are a few examples of what you might experience if your system isn’t fully optimized:

A. Logging into a controller or saving a database (LIU’s are the exception) ...

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Schneider Electric Proud Partner – Florida, USA

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Future Controls, Inc. has been a proud partner of  Schneider Electric since the days of when it was first CSI (Control Systems International) and then embraced the TAC acquisition and the introduction of the Vista line to now, Schneider Electric where we represent the INET, Vista and Andover Continuum product lines – providing sales, service and installation, in other words, we offer the complete solution to all your Building Management/Automation needs.

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