Engineered Systems Magazine

Meters: Continental Control Systems

January 16, 2012

Continental Control SystemsContinental Control Systems has announced that with its new WattNode® BACnet® meter (MS/TP), the company now offers cost-effective energy and power metering for all of the major building automation communications protocols. The new BACnet WattNode meter complements the company's Modbus® and LonWorks® meters, enabling almost any building automation system seamless accessibility to electrical system measurements including power, energy, voltage, current, and power factor. The Wattnode BACnet will be shown for the first time at AHR Expo 2012 in Chicago, booth 3757.

"We're committed to providing affordable, easy-to-install, high-quality products that offer both the reliable performance and high ROI required by our customers," said Cynthia A. Boyd, director of sales for Continental Control Systems. "Boasting an attractive price point, this new meter offers the benefits of our proven WattNode technology to automation and control system designers in the BACnet world."

Designed to be the most compact and cost-effective networked energy meters on the market, all WattNode meters provide line-powered single and three phase, wye or delta configurations up to 600 Vac and 6000A. 

Supporting full self-discovery of the meter and all of its objects, the WattNode BACnet meter offers more than 50 electric power-related measurements, 64 addresses, and selectable baud rates up to 76.8K, including an auto-baud setting. 

The WattNode BACnet meter will be exhibited for the first time in January at the AHR Expo 2012 in Chicago and will be available the first quarter of 2012. Further information about Continental Control Systems' WattNode meter line is available at www.ccontrolsys.com.