RC-Archive®
BACnet Data Archiving Software

Continuously downloading mechanical and electrical system logs into an industry standard SQL database, RC-Archive delivers a robust record of performance from any internet-connected BACnet facility.

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Features

BACnet® Support
  • Archives Trend Log objects from any IP-connected BACnet system
  • Archives BACnet Single-point Trend Log, BACnet Multipoint Trend Log, and BACnet Runtime Log objects

RCP Support
  • Archives RCP Trend and Runtime Logs

Easy Setup
  • Wizards guide the operator to provide easy setup
  • Intuitive data table names created
  • Simple to archive all Trend Logs and Runtime Logs in a system, network, or controller
  • Enable All feature allows convenient filtering by point type, interval, descriptor, and instance range
  • Discover Single Device makes commonly-used devices easy to locate
  • Create archives from multiple buildings or systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition included with software

Rigorous Logging
  • Efficient log file structure
  • Continues to log data to file system while SQL database unavailable
  • Multiple simultaneous instances supported

Database Utility
  • Simplifies database backup, restoring, renaming, and purging
  • Shrink Log Files feature compresses log file to a specific size
  • Allows correction of corrupt, missing, or time-shifted data, with audit log of changes
Graphing
  • Requires RC-Studio, or a browser with RC-Reporter, RC-WebView access, or a MACH-ProWeb controller
  • Graphing with zoom, pan, and paging capabilities
  • Simultaneously graphs archived data with real-time data

Exporting
  • Export to Microsoft Excel
  • Standard SQL database accessible by third-party applications

Automation
  • Logs data without user intervention
  • Runs as a Microsoft Windows service
  • Archive size only limited by SQL license and hard disk space
  • Sends a wide variety of email notifications to user-defined email recipient list using SMTP
  • Unsent email notifications are stored for analysis

Secure Communication
  • Supports encrypted BACnet communications on a BACnet virtual private network (B/VPN) to systems and controllers using RC-RemoteAccess

Certification
BTL Listed Device

Tech Specs

Recommended Server Requirements
  • All hardware rated for continuous server operation
  • Intel Xeon E3 3.10 GHz or better
  • 4 cores must be available for RC-Archive*
  • x64 system architecture
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Hardware RAID in a redundant performance configuration with 10K RMP SAS drives or better
  • 50 GB hard disk space free, or higher, appropriate for archiving needs
  • Internet connection required for software download and installation

* When multiple products are installed on a single computer: 2 cores per product, plus at least 2 cores for the SQL database
  • Gigabit Network Interface Card (server quality)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or greater
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (x64) or greater (purchased separately for databases exceeding the 10 GB SQL Express database size limitation)
  • Dedicated USB 2.0 port for RC-KEY licensing (soft license optional)
  • Ensure IT management processes do not allow SQL database size limitations to be exceeded
  • Maximum Configuration: 40,000 objects per server

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Demonstration

SQL Secure Database

RC-Archive provides long-term, continuous archiving of data collected by a Reliable Controls MACH-System.

Installation and configuration is a snap, and archived data can be viewed using the standard RC-Studio Trend Log interface.

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