Full Name : David Lopez
Title : EMS/Service Technician
Company Name: Bay Air Systems, Inc.
BASSG Products utilized: basMaker basAhuMaker V1&V2 basPlantMaker V1&V3
How did BASSG help you? :
I was having trouble viewing animated graphics on my workbench. Through a TeamViewer session, tech support was able to determine the cause of my problem( my host id had changed on my PC and the licenses would not work), and immediately remedy my issue.
Excellent graphics package! The best technical support I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
Easiest method: get the basTemplateMavi from BAS Services & Graphics (www.basgraphics.com) which includes a component that allows you to list multiple px files and switch between them. Then you can edit your includes and relativize them while seeing live data. Plus, you can then copy the component with a mass copy feature where you select the targets with BQL using an interface like the batch editor in program services. Very slick.Niagara Central
I've been using your bas software modules for a few months and wanted to let you know I'm more than happy with the quality of the 3D graphics that really pop and awesome functionality as well. The the basTemplatemavi saves loads of time and I love the in context editing. Also the 'mass copy' tool is a huge time saver when it comes to copying a master graphic to multiple components. I watched the tutorials on your website and to get started and now have most of the steps memorized. Thanks for putting together a great and impressive set of modules.
Automated temperature controls
The Brewer-Garrett Company has been a Design/Build and Service mechanical contractor for commercial and industrial customers for over 50 years. We have been installing Direct Digital Controls since the mid-80’s, starting with Novar and Trane, and now migrating to Tridium.
We recognize that the power of a Building Automation Systems lies not just in the points of control, but in the data it generates. Case and point is our Assured Service Program we have with Cuyahoga Community College. We are responsible for mechanical system maintenance across over 3,000 pieces of HVAC equipment spanning 5 million square feet of conditioned space.
One of the College’s more recent projects was to install occupancy sensors for VAV box control on a room-by-room basis in an effort to reduce their energy costs. With over 700 spaces to control, the physical labor to annually verify the operation of the occupancy sensors was a substantial cost. In lieu of charging our customer for this service year after year, we made a one-time investment in SkySpark.
Buying a box of software was only the beginning. We are very good at controls and mechanical systems, but not so on programming languages and database management. Therefore, we went to BAS Services & Graphics for support. Alper Üzmezler was a huge part of making this project successful for both us and our client.
Alper and his team had developed a product for simplifying the data entry and programming of Sky Spark called Project Builder Plus. Using PB+, we were able to setup a template that would add all 5 points of control for a VAV box by simply entering the room number. Each of these points were then mapped to the Niagara histories through a simple point and click mapping function in the program. A college intern, studying special education with no IT training or programming knowledge, entered all of our data quickly and easily.
With the click of a button in PB+, the database was uploaded to SkySpark and all of our efforts were graphically available for us instantly. I have no idea how to enter information directly into SkySpark, but using the menu driven utilities in PB+, I don’t have to know.
Bringing over 700 rooms into SkySpark was a large job and we had our share of glitches along the way. One of the Sparks we had asked Alper to write wasn’t working quite right, but he was quick to fix it. Whenever we had questions about how to work PB+ or SkySpark, he was very quick to accommodate. Since my daytime job is to run the business of Brewer-Garrett, this became an evening and weekend project. Regardless of the day of week or time of day, Alper was always there via email, telephone, or remote terminal emulation to help us complete the project.
We are excited about the power of SkySpark and look forward to implementing it with other customers and applications. Alper has become a part of our team and we look forward to continuing our work together.
Greg McDonald | Service General Manager