Recognised as the ultimate all‑in‑one engineering tool, RC‑Studio® from Reliable Controls provides a multivendor, multiprotocol integration solution for database, alarming, scheduling, trending, and sequence of operation programming. This easy-to-use, easy-to-learn BACnet Advanced Workstation (B‑AWS) allows you to develop a complete and customised graphical user interface for monitoring and controlling any application at any scale. The real-time energy management and integrated fault detection and diagnostic capabilities in RC-Studio will empower you to improve your facility’s operational efficiency and occupant comfort while maintaining your sustainability goals.
RC-Studio main features
- Automatic BACnet discovery of all devices.
- Ability to retain discovered devices between sessions.
- Create/delete and drag BACnet objects.
- Intuitive database worksheets.
- Cut and paste program code.
- Full priority array control.
- Workstation Groups for third-party BACnet integration without MACH-System controllers.
- Program inputs, outputs, values, loops, arrays, schedules, and calendars.
- Program runtime logs, Single-point Trend Logs, and Multipoint Trend Logs.
- Editor for writing sequence of operation code, including syntax highlighting and watch lists.
- System Group editor for building graphics using RC-GrafxSet images and animations as well as for annotating objects, Landing Pads, and keywords and linking to other graphics or networked content.
- Program and System Group changes can be easily sent to multiple controllers using Send Multiple and Templates features.
- Select and modify multiple System Group annotations with a single action.
Automated File Synchronization
- Automated synchronization of System Group files between workstations.
- Synchronize support files with RC-WebView® or a MACH-ProWeb controller.
- Full configuration of a MACH-ProWeb controller across any BACnet network.
- Deploy and update multiple MACH-System controllers with a single Panel File Template.
- Changes are automatically propagated across the network to selected controllers.
- Program an entire system offline without the need for controller hardware.
- .bmp, .jpg, and .png background images.
- HTML5 animation graphics from RC-GrafxSet for animating equipment, buttons, dashboards, charts, gauges, maps, IFDD FlexTiles, RC-Reporter components, and much more.
- Custom-designed color picker allows you to pick the color of your choice.
- Links to URLs, keywords, and other System Group graphics.
- Alarm monitoring and annunciation to screen, email, and printer.
- Wildcard searching and report generation.
- Customized Point Reports.
- Manual Points Report.
- Automated network backup.
For more information contact [email protected] or download RC-Studio Catalogue
Line-base code, not so scary?
IBC’s BMS Engineer, Szymon Drozdek, walks us through his experiences with RC controllers programming using line-base code. Scary or not?
Once I realised that the RC Controllers programming method is done by line-based code instead of Object-oriented, as I know from other well-known Building Automation Systems Manufacturers, I became very sceptical.
I think most BMS Engineers have very similar feelings when they hear about line-based code nowadays. These feelings create a major obstacle that is big enough to prevent technical staff from investigating the topic deeper and check if it is worthy to invest or not.