NT-BAS BACnet Gateway

Posted: October 28, 2014

Network Thermostat Announces the NT-BAS BACnet-IP Gateway for Wi-Fi & Ethernet Energy Management Systems

NetworkThermostat, a leading communications-based thermostat manufacturer since 1995, announces the availability of the NT-BAS BACnet Gateway for NetX wired Ethernet and wireless Wi-Fi energy management systems. The NT-BAS connects directly to any internet access point and converts the NetX Wi-Fi and Ethernet information to BACnet/IP. The system comes ready to support up to 40 thermostats out of the box. This allows the user to control and monitor the NetX network from any building automation system capable of communicating over BACnet MSTP/IP, Modbus RTU/TCP or Metasys N2 protocols. Use the onboard dip switches to set baud rate and select desired communications protocol.  The NT-BAS includes two standard RS-485 ports, RJ45 jack for 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, and can be powered from any 9Vdc to 30Vdc or 12Vac to 24Vac power source. Mounting tabs allow for simple wall mount installation. 

NetX continues to lead the market with flexibility and simple installation solutions for commercial HVAC control and energy management. For years, NetX has listened to its customers and incorporated many user requests into its products.  Now, we’ve taken those request and created the NT-BAS gateway to integrate NetX HVAC controls with any BACnet™ building automation systems (BAS). The industry standard Building Automation Control Network (BACnet) protocol is used in nearly all major building automation systems (BAS). The NT-BAS connects directly to any one of four powerful NetX platforms and translates the information to BACnet/IP, adding BAS support for all NetX thermostats and remote sensors.  

Commercial facilities can start managing their HVAC systems and saving energy dollars using programmable wired Ethernet or wireless Wi-Fi platforms to schedule and manage your HVAC system.  As the facility continues to expand and the need for lighting control, access control and event management becomes a requirement, the investment in the NetX HVAC system is safe.  Simply add a NT-BAS to the existing NetX system for simple integration with the BAS system of choice. NetworkThermostat integrates seamlessly with your expansion decisions.

The NT-BAS includes flexible point mapping for each NetX device.  When integrating with the NetX Wi-Fi or Ethernet solutions, it’s as simple as plugging the NT-BAS into an Ethernet hub, switch or router, entering the IP addresses and log in information for the thermostats, choose your desired data points and connect to the BAS via Ethernet.  Also, the UP32 and RP32 Ethernet and Wi-Fi systems include a NetX exclusive BAS system failsafe override. This feature will allow the BAS system to control the HVAC units unless the UP32/RP32 does not receive a “BACnet active” response, whereby the UP32/RP32 resumes as the primary HVAC scheduler and runs the HVAC systems according to user configured schedules.  

Capable of supporting up to 40 thermostats, the BTL certified NT-BAS gateway includes standard objects (a.k.a. points or data points) such as Analog Inputs, Binary Inputs, Analog Outputs, Binary Outputs, Analog Variables, and Binary Variables. The flexible NetworkThermostat energy management platform allows for thermostat BACnet control from a local area network (LAN) or from anywhere with internet access. As with all NetX products, there’s no need for a cloud service and there are no associated fees.

The NT-BAS has been developed in conjunction with FieldServer Technologies using NetworkThermostat’s proprietary API.  The proprietary API allows software developers and hardware integrators the ability to quickly and seamlessly integrate the NetX system into other control and automation platforms. FieldServer specializes in building automation and facility management systems. With FieldServer automation systems, end users receive complete control over HVAC, lighting, access, security and water systems to allow facility owners to save tremendous amounts of money and energy. 


The product is available through an ever-growing network of online retailers, HVAC distributors and contractors. Detailed information on this product, and NetworkThermostat’s industry leading network solutions, can be found on the web at: http://www.networkthermostat.com, http://www.facebook.com/networkthermostat, telephone: 972-580-8001.