The concept of CAN2GO originated from OEM development. Confronted to the many challenges of high-tech instrument development, our staff created modules that could be assembled. The concept proved right in a variety of projects that gradually led to the CAN-2GO Sensactor Network Technology. In the end, components were not only mechanically modular but also software modular. This proved to be a big edge over other design philosophies.
With this powerful modular framework in hand, CAN2GO products are able to combine multiple communication protocols and standards. This has enabled our system integrator community to deliver cost effective solutions to their clients.
Today, CAN2GO products for building automation provide control for wired end-devices, as well as wireless end-devices based on EnOcean and ZigBee standards. They support wireless networking through ZigBee mesh, IP networking, as well as chain-link connections through CANbus. They offer bidirectional gateway integration from EnOcean to BACnet and ZigBee to BACnet. CAN2GO products also have embedded servers that host a complete BACnet IP web-based interface.
CAN2GO building automation products are fully compliant with BACnet standards.
BACnet is a data communication protocol for building automation and control networks. It was developed under the auspices of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
It is the open protocol of reference in the building automation industry and is being used worldwide.
CAN2GO products use EnOcean certified components and technology.
EnOcean is self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for sustainable buildings by formalising the interoperable wireless standard. The EnOcean Alliance has the largest installed base of field-proven wireless building automation networks in the world.
CAN2GO users benefit by gaining another reliable way to install fewer wires and can now convert EnOcean end-devices into BACnet objects.
CAN2GO products uses Zigbee certified componants and technology.
Zigbee is a set of high level communication protocols allowing low data rate transfers at a low cost with low power consumption. These standards are taylor-made for uses like wireless sensor networks, whether for residential, commercial or industrial applications.
Therefore, CAN2GO technology users benefit from efficient, low-cost, long lasting (low-power) and secure products.
CAN2GO technology is fully compliant with CANbus standards.
CANbus is a communication protocol and a set of specifications for devices used in automation. It is perfect to recognize, monitor and manage nodes that are part of networks.
Using the CANbus protocol and specifications gives CAN2GO products flexibility in deployment, management and functionality. It also makes CAN2GO a leader in interoperability.
Specific CAN2GO products support Modbus inputs and outputs.
Modbus is a serial communications protocol commonly used for connecting industrial electronic devices. In CAN2GO projects, Modbus if often used for metering, I/O etenders and to control a wide variety of devices for lighting and HVAC applications.
CAN2GO technology is oBIX ready.
oBIX (for Open Building Information Exchange) is a standard for RESTful Web Services-based interfaces to building control systems.
The oBIX functionalities of CAN2GO technology is used to integrate CAN2GO into a wide variety of third party systems and to export data to such systems.