Beckhoff receives Fraport approval for BACnet installations at Frankfurt airport
In co-operation with Hermos AG based in Mistelgau, Germany, Beckhoff successfully passed the tests on conformity with the Fraport-specific BACnet requirements. Hermos and Beckhoff are now qualified for bids to tenders for BACnet projects at the Frankfurt airport.
The tests were conducted in the Fraport testing laboratory for building automation components. The required BACnet functionality as specified by Fraport as well as the implementation of the Fraport building automation requirements were tested by means of a small qualified sample application. Furthermore the qualification of the system integrators to realise the sample application was verified. The prerequisite for the introduction of BACnet components to the laboratory is the successful BTL (BACnet Testing Laboratories) certification.
The Beckhoff BACnet product lines which were certified according to BACnet revision 12 range from the CX8091 Embedded PC for small applications with up to 250 objects, followed by the CX9020 for up to 750 objects as well as the CX5010 and CX5020 Embedded PC series for up to 2,000 and 3,000 BACnet objects respectively. This enables a scalable and highly flexible solution. The firmware is identical for all platforms and supports the same range of BACnet object types and application services. The implemented controller profile B-BC (BACnet Building Controller) is fully compliant with the Fraport building automation performance specification.
„We are happy about passing the tests and are looking forward to the future co-operation with Fraport at Frankfurt airport“, summarises Georg Schemmann, Business Manager Building Automation at Beckhoff.
Beckhoff receives Fraport approval for BACnet installations at Frankfurt Airport. (Picture: Fraport AG)