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The iHomeLab is an independent test laboratory that tests the various BACnet profiles and carries out conformity tests promptly and competently.
The communication protocol BACnet (Building Automation and Control Networks) is an open protocol for building automation and is specified in the worldwide ISO 16484-5 standard. The conformity tests for the BACnet protocol are performed according to the ISO 16484-6 standard.
With the help of the conformity tests, the integration, operation and maintenance of several products from different manufacturers in a common building automation system is simplified and thus more cost-effective. Upon receipt of the certificate after completion of the conformity test, the manufacturer can prove that his product complies with the BACnet standard.
The iHomeLab at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts - Technology & Architecture conducts research in the field of building automation and has been active in the BACnet field since 2011. The BACnet test laboratory was officially recognized by BACnet International as a Recognized BACnet Test Organization in 2016 and is therefore one of only four BACnet test laboratories recognized worldwide.
The iHomeLab was accredited in 2014 by the Swiss Accreditation Service SAS according to SN EN ISO/IEC 17025 as a test laboratory for testing the protocol-compliant behavior of open data communication systems for building automation.
The BACnet conformance tests are performed in a modern equipped test laboratory using test software and automated test scripts. A protocol analyzer records all communication. If BACnet compliance errors occur, the problem is manually localized. When a BACnet compliance error occurs, the customer is provided with a detailed problem resolution report.
A digitally signed test report is issued after successful completion of the conformity test. With this test report the customer can apply for the BTL listing and the certificate at BACnet International.
In the context of quality assurance, the customer is informed of further observations outside the conformity tests, which serve to improve the product.
As an independent test laboratory, the iHomeLab tests the various BACnet profiles from the simple BACnet sensor to the BACnet building controller to the BACnet workstation. During the entire conformity test, the customer is accompanied by the same contact person, who is also available to answer any questions. As a trustworthy and reliable Swiss test laboratory, the iHomeLab offers simple and competent order processing. The customer is always in the foreground.
The iHomeLab guarantees a prompt and competent execution of the conformity tests at any time.
For further information please contact Dieter von Arx.