BACnet International


November 16-18, 2010
Atlanta, GA

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The BACnet International BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group invites manufactures of BACnet products to attend the 2010 Interoperability Workshop at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel in Atlanta, GA.  This is the eleventh annual BACnet Interoperability Workshop and is hosted this year by BACnet International.  This event permits vendors to test their BACnet products in a neutral and friendly environment with BACnet devices from other vendors.  Last year more than 98 BACnet engineers representing 35 companies attended the workshop and improved their BACnet implementations and testing methods.

The event will begin on Tuesday afternoon to allow for arrival on Monday and setup Tuesday morning.  The testing starts at 12:30 pm and continues through Thursday afternoon. 

Register now for the BACnet interoperability testing event of the year!


Event Registration Deadline - October 15, 2010
Workshop Reservation Deadline – To be announced
Hotel Reservation Deadline – October 15, 2010

Event Details

Eligibility & Pricing
Previous Participants

Format and Schedule
Airport Transportation
Who May Attend
Test Teams
Legal Terms of Participation
What to Bring
Equipment Shipping




Eligibility & Pricing

Any company with a BACnet product that is released or at beta level of maturity is eligible to participate in this event.  The following fee schedule will be applied:

Attendee Type
Per Person
BACnet International Corporate Members - No Staff Member Participating on a Committee $250
BACnet International Corporate Member - Staff Member Participating on a BACnet International Committee $150
BACnet-Related Organization Member $300
Non-Member $750



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Previous Participants

ABB Heat Timer Polar Soft, Inc.
Aircuity Honeywell Priva Building Intelligence
American Auto-Matrix InterWorking Labs Reliable Controls
Automated Logic ITT Bell & Gossett Schneider Electric

BACnet Testing Laboratories

Johnson Controls Siemens Building Technologies
Carrier Kiyon Simplex
Centaurus Prime KMC Controls Teletrol Systems
Chipkin Automation Systems, Inc. Leviton TAC
Chloride Lithonia Lighting Trane
Cimetrics Loytec, Inc. Trend Control Systems, Ltd.
Contemporary Controls Lumisys Tridium
Delta Controls McQuay The Watt Stopper
DriSteem, Co. Mitsubishi Viconics
Eagle Technology NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory WSPLab
FieldServer Technologies Notifier  
Fr. Sauter AG Phoenix Controls  



Format and Schedule

Test Sessions:
The one-on-one testing sessions are designed to allow each team to test their products with individual company products in scheduled sessions.  We will have 1 hour and 2 hour sessions during the workshop.  Pairings will be assigned by the BTL based on vendor availability and vendor preferences.

Training Sessions (Day 2):
We are hoping to provide training sessions again this year.  Topics are still to be determined.  Please watch for a follow-up email to register separately for the training sessions.

Round Table (Day 2 and Day 3):
There will be one round table available on day 2 and day 3 of the workshop.  This table is available to teams who wish to have unscheduled testing with other vendors who may be participating in the round table.  Please indicate on your application form when you plan to attend the round table so that you are not scheduled for an official Test Session. 

Plugfest 2010 Schedule (Tentative):

There will be a BTL-WG meeting on Monday prior to the workshop.  If you would like to attend the working group meeting please contact the
BTL Manager.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
10:00am Registration and Set-Up                                                                                      
Lunch on your own   
12:30pm - 12:45pm Welcome
12:45pm - 2:45pm Testing Session #1
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm Testing Session #2
4:00pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 5:15pm Testing Session #3
Dinner on your own  
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
7:30am - 8:15am Continental Breakfast
8:15am - 9:15am Testing Session #4
9:15am - 9:30am Break
9:30am - 10:30am Testing Session #5
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 11:45am Testing Session #6
11:45am - 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm - 2:45pm Testing Session #7
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 5:00pm Testing Session #8
Thursday, November 18, 2010
7:30am - 8:15am Continental Breakfast
8:15am - 10:15am Testing Session #9
10:15am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 12:30pm Testing Session #10
12:30pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 3:15pm Testing Session #11
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5:30pm Testing Session #12

Schedule Subject to Change.  Please check final email confirmation sent approximately one week prior to event.


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Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
7 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA  30328

Please click here to book your hotel room online. You can also reserve a room by phone by calling 001-770-395-3900 and mentioning BACnet International PlugFest. The deadline to reserve a room is October 15, 2010.

Free in-room internet, as well as free, wireless internet access in the meetings rooms, is provided. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. 

Click here for information on things to do in Atlanta.


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Airport Transportation

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North provides complimentary transportation to and from the nearest MARTA station (which runs directly to the airport).  Please click here for more information.




STEP 1 – Register for PlugFest

To register, please complete the application form and schedule preference form carefully.  The deadline for registration is October 15, 2010.  Click here to register online.

Once your application has been received and accepted, you will receive confirmation by e-mail.  If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Executive Office.

STEP 2 – Make your hotel reservations

Hotel booking information for
PlugFest 2010 attendees will be coming soon. After October 15, 2010, attendees will not be able to reserve a hotel room at the host hotel.

STEP 3 – Follow-up Preference List and PICS

You will receive a follow-up email after the registration deadline has passed for you to complete your list of testing preferences.  This will also contain more information about the training sessions to be offered.  Your preferences will be due back to the BTL Manager on a date that is TBD.

The BTL needs this information in order to create a testing schedule that matches manufacturers that have products with complementary BACnet functionality. 

After the test schedule is complete, you will receive an email containing the test schedule and other information about the workshop.



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Who May Attend

Workshop participants should be very familiar with the software and hardware that implements the capabilities being tested and are expected to have a good understanding of the BACnet protocol.  The Workshop will be open only to active participants.

We can accommodate a maximum of 100 participants for this workshop.


Test Teams

Each company may bring one or two testing teams, with a maximum of two people per team at any particular time.  Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the BTL Manager.  If the number of people planning to attend the workshop exceeds the space available, BI Corporate members will have priority.


 Legal Terms of Participation

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The purpose of the workshop is to identify interoperability problems in BACnet products and the BACnet Standard, and this requires an environment in which the participants feel comfortable discussing product functionality.  Many participants will bring unreleased products, and other participants are expected to respect their privacy.  All participants agree to keep confidential for a period of one year any information about other companies’ products obtained primarily as a result of their participation in the workshop.  The BTL will collect information on interoperability problems identified during the Workshop, and that information may be discussed among the participants in the BTL’s testing activities for purposes that are consistent with the charter of the BTL.  All participants agree that the Workshop is not a forum for discussions related to sales, marketing, business development, distribution, or any related matters.


 What to Bring

Bring all materials you think would be needed for your testing and connecting to other vendors’ equipment.  Some suggested items include Ethernet cables (straight-through and cross), Ethernet hubs, power extension cords, power strips, hand tools, portable oscilloscopes, BACnet protocol analyzers, and BACnet Routers.  It is expected that the interconnection of different vendors’ equipment will be done primarily using BACnet/Ethernet or BACnet/IP, but some vendors will want to test communication using MSTP, ARCNET, or PTP.  If you do not have a BACnet router or other device that will permit your equipment to connect to a BACnet/Ethernet or BACnet/IP network, please contact the BTL Manager.


 Equipment Shipping

c/o Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
7 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328
Hold For: November 16-18, 2010 BACnet International PlugFest
Box(es) ____ of ____  (Multiple Boxes MUST be numbered)

Each individual will need to make arrangements to have the shipments returned to their destination at the end of the event.


Please direct any questions about the content and format of the Workshop to the BTL Manager, Duffy O'Craven at Please direct any questions about registration to the Executive Office at

BACnet International
Duffy O'Craven, BTL Manager
2100 Roswell Rd
Suite 200C – PMB 302
Marietta, GA 30062

    Tel:  (770) 971-6003    - BI Executive Office
    Fax: (678) 560-9112    - BI Office Fax

    Fax: (866) 565-4112    - direct BTL Office fax


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