BACnet Basic Evaluation, Analysis and Testing

Windows Client Software for BACnet Systems

If you're an end-user, installer or product developer trying to evaluate, analyze or test multi-vendor BACnet systems, chances are you're struggling to make your system work properly and inter-operate across vendors. If you've looked at the BACnet standard, you know that even simple communications functions can present some daunting problems, and you probably don't have the time to become that much of a BACnet expert. You need fast and reliable tools to help you get right into communicating with BACnet devices and focus on solving your application problems. You need helpful, flexible tools that really work, at a price that won't blow your budget. You need BACbeat™.


BACbeat is the industry's first easy-to-use all-purpose BACnet evaluation, analysis and testing tool for Windows. BACbeat runs under Windows 7,8,10, Server 2008/2012 and XP, and provides a robust set of client features tailored to the needs of end-users, installers and product developers.


BACbeat uses our famous sixth-generation BACDOC technology to deliver fast and reliable performance. BACbeat works with BACnet/IP over Ethernet, and you can even use MS/TP through USB or any standard serial COM port, with an external EIA-485 converter. For legacy applications, you can use Ethernet 8802-3 with NDIS-compliant drivers, or PTP through any standard serial COM port.


BACbeat's toolset is organized into functional sections that are accessed at any time with a single click. The tools allow you to perform all of the basic functions used in typical BACnet systems including:

  • Read and Write to single properties
  • Read and WritePropertyMultiple
  • Multi-point realtime graphing
  • Device object examination
  • Object_List examination
  • Dynamic Device binding using Who-Is/I-Am, with ranging
  • Dynamic Object binding using Who-Has/I-Have with ranging
  • TimeSynchronization and UTCTimeSynchronization
  • ReinitializeDevice
  • DeviceCommunicationControl
  • GetAlarmSummary and GetEventInformation
  • Receiving ConfirmedEventNotifications (alarms) and issuing AlarmAcknowledge
  • COV Subscription
  • ReadRange for Trend Logs
  • AtomicReadFile and AtomicWriteFile of entire files with or without segmentation
  • LifeSafety Operations
  • PrivateTransfers


BACbeat tools are simple to use and understand. For example, incoming alarms display all the relevant information from EventNotifications. Alarms that require human acknowledgment enable an Ack button when they are clicked.


Finding out detailed information about devices couldn't be easier thanks to tools like the Device object inspector. Here, all the properties of a Device object are read and displayed in a clear and intuitive form. Reading a list of objects from the device is as simple as clicking the Object_List button.


If you can only have one tool for evaluating and testing BACnet systems, BACbeat is that must-have tool.



Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, Server 2008/2012 and XP (x32 and x64)

Network Interface:
any NDIS-compliant Ethernet NIC, standard serial COM port or USB and EIA-485 converter

BACnet/IP, MS/TP, Ethernet 8802-3, PTP

Single User Binary Executable
Multi-User, Site License and Reseller OEM Licensing also available

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