Press Release   February 22, 2017

Reliable Controls® Releases RC-Archive® 3.6

Victoria, BC, Canada – Reliable Controls Corporation is pleased to announce the release of RC-Archive® 3.6. RC-Archive continuously downloads building data logs into an industry standard SQL database, delivering a robust record of performance from any Internet-connected, BACnet facility. 

RC-Archive is a dependable, SQL-based data acquisition application used to create long-term trend logs archived from multiple buildings. RC-Archive maintains an SQL database of trend log data, which is accessed by Reliable Controls workstation software, RC-Studio® 3 as well as Reliable Controls building performance reporting software, RC-Reporter®, to provide seamless integration with real-time online data. Archived data can be easily viewed, graphed, printed, or exported into third-party applications such as Microsoft Excel. 

The latest version of RC-Archive includes the following new features: 

Configuration Utility 

  • Updated subscription licensing 
  • New online help 
  • BACnet Virtual Private Network (B/VPN) connection support 
  • Discovery for individual devices in a system 

Database Utility 

  • View vital database status indicators 
  • Export data to Microsoft Excel 
  • Manage database size by purging data 
  • Delete databases and related scheduled tasks 
  • Conserve disk space by shrinking log files 
  • Audit manual changes made to RC-Archive databases 
  • Bulk edit data timestamps for multiple records 

In addition to the new features, RC-Archive 3.6 also features a number of improvements, including: 

  • Faster loading of system lists for large networks 
  • Compatibility with 64-bit computers 
  • New ASCII support 
  • New tool to restore a database 
  • Upgraded crash reporting and system stability 
  • Upgraded trend log and database functionality 
  • Upgraded notification email options 
  • Improved user interface 
  • Improved log file zipping tool 
  • Improved data collection stability and performance 
  • Improved license management 
  • More robust collection service connectivity 

Learn more about RC-Archive 3.6:

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