System, method and apparatus for grouping building automation objects for group communication within a building automation system

  • US 9,658,607 B2
  • Filed: 03/27/2013
  • Issued: 05/23/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/03/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for communicating common data between a plurality of building automation devices across a network, the common data corresponding to a group of one or more building automation objects representing points associated with a plurality of field devices controlled or monitored in a building by the plurality of building automation devices, the system comprising:

  • a first of the plurality of building automation devices including a first control program and a group master object having a group identifier and configured to receive a command from the first control program;

    a second of the plurality of building automation devices including a second control program, and a first group member object having the same group identifier as the group master object; and

    a third of the plurality of building automation devices including a third control program, and a second group member object having the same group identifier as the group master object,wherein, in response to receiving the command from the first control program, the group master object is configured to exchange the common data corresponding to the group of the building automation objects with each of the building automation devices of the plurality of building automation devices where the first and second group member objects have the same group identifier as the group master object, the exchange using the group identifier.

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