Standard 135.1 defines the steps to test whether a product or application conforms to the BACnet standard and correctly provides the features claimed by the supplier.
"This addendum is notable because it is the beginning of an ongoing process. As the committee adds new features to BACnet, we will develop tests for those features," BACnet committee chair Bill Swan said.
Addendum b to ANSI/ASHRAE 135-2004, BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks, also completed public review shortly before the meeting. The BACnet committee is studying and responding to the 14 comments received.
The proposed addendum contains new BACnet features related to advanced trend logging capabilities and specialized alarm handling capabilities important in Asian markets.