BACnet is a data communication protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. Developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), BACnet is a national standard in more than 30 countries around the world, and an ISO global standard.
The BACnet protocol defines a number of different data link (physical) layers, with the two most common being BACnet/IP and BACnetMS/TP. BACnet/IP uses a IPv4 network as its backbone, while BACnetMS/TP uses RS-485 (half-duplex) to create a network of devices.
The information in this page is targeted at the TS-7680. The TS-7680 was designed from the ground up to support many features common to BACnet networks, including RS-485, two 10/100 ethernet interfaces, and the ability to operate at 24 VAC or VDC input.
All of the material and information below should work without issue on every other Technologic System's product, as all of the tools are userspace applications that rely on the kernel only for ethernet or RS-485 data transport.