New Product Release   August 15, 2016

Reliable Controls® Releases RC-RemoteAccess®

Simplify your MACH-System’s Internet configuration while improving your cyber security with this IT-friendly, BACnet® Virtual Private Network (B/VPN) software.


Victoria, BC, Canada – Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the official release of RC-RemoteAccess, BACnet Virtual Private Network (B/VPN) software that simplifies and secures the internet connection to any remote MACH-System. Features include:

Simplifies Internet Configuration

  • Eliminates BACnet Broadcast Management Devices (BBMDs), Broadcast Distribution Tables (BDTs), static, public IP addresses, and forwarding of unencrypted BACnet communications through remote firewalls
  • Supports Domain Name Server (DNS) or static IP for server ID
  • Supports Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) clients
  • Hosts multiple B/VPNs by name, not port number

Secures All Communications

  • Connects multiple remote systems into a single, BACnet Virtual Private Network (B/VPN) 
  • Requires only a single inbound port for multiple B/VPNs 
  • Uses 256-bit encryption 
  • Requires authentication and system identifier credentials
  • Uses TLS protocol (version TLS 1.2 or greater)
  • Supports 2,048-bit server certificates to secure connections

BACnet Support

  • Uses standard BACnet routing rules between connected clients


  • Uses TCP for superior data integrity and persistent communications

Connecting a MACH-System to the Internet is quick and easy with RC-RemoteAccess. The software eliminates the need to implement and manage BBMDs and BDTs. Owners are no longer required to pay for static, public IP addresses, and client-side DHCP support minimizes the workload for IT departments. 

RC-RemoteAccess provides security by encryption of BACnet communications, and also by removing the need for port forwarding of BACnet ports through firewalls. Ideally, every Internet-connected MACH-System would use RC-RemoteAccess for protection against unauthorized access and interference.

Consistent with the company’s streamlined approach to enterprise solutions, RC-RemoteAccess is compatible with the full suite of Reliable Controls BACnet software, encrypting all BACnet communications. The RC-RemoteAccess server can be conveniently located on-site, off-site, or in the cloud.

RC-RemoteAccess is an industry game changer because it protects Building Automation System networks from hackers and Internet abuse.

Learn more about the RC-RemoteAccess

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