RC-Archive®
BACnet Data Archiving Software

With continuous downloading of building data logs to an industry-standard SQL database, RC‑Archive® delivers a robust record of performance for 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.

Automation

  • Logs data without user intervention.
  • Runs as a Microsoft Windows service.
  • Archive size limited only 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.

Rigorous Logging

  • Efficient log file structure.
  • Continues to log data to file system while SQL database is unavailable.
  • Supports multiple simultaneous instances.

Easy Setup

  • Wizards guide the operator through easy setup.
  • Creates intuitive data table names.
  • Simple to archive all trend 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 feature makes commonly used devices easy to locate.
  • Create archives from multiple buildings or systems.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express Edition included with software.

Database Utility

  • Simplifies database backup, restoring, renaming, and purging.
  • Shrink Log Files feature compresses log files to a specific size.
  • Allows correction of corrupt or missing data, with an audit log of changes.

Secure Communications

  • Supports encrypted BACnet communications on a BACnet Virtual Private Network (B/VPN) to systems and controllers using RC-RemoteAccess.

Graphing

  • Requires RC-Studio, a browser with RC-Reporter or
    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.

Utilization Monitoring

  • Reports on data collection service usage and available processing capacity.
  • Identifies issues with RC-Archive configuration and enabled trend logs.
  • Provides insight on the risk of data loss.

License and Updates Subscription

  • Licensing is limited by the number of unique active points used in reports.
  • A subscription for 12 months of updates is included with the initial license purchase.
  • Software continues to function regardless of subscription state.
  • No penalty to renew expired subscriptions.
  • Free trial version allows up to 10 unique points to be used for evaluation purposes.

Certification

BTL Listed Device

Tech Specs

Recommended Workstation Requirements

  • All hardware rated for continuous server operation.
  • Intel Xeon E3 3.10 GHz or later.
  • Four cores must be available for RC-Archive.*
    * When multiple products are installed on a single computer, you need two cores per product, plus at least two cores for the SQL database.
  • x64 system architecture.
  • 16 GB RAM.
  • Hardware RAID in a redundant performance configuration with 10K RMP SAS drives or better.
  • 50 GB or more free hard disk space free, appropriate for archiving needs.
  • Internet connection required for software download and installation.
  • Server-quality gigabit network interface card.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard–Windows Server 2019.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (x64)–Microsoft SQL Server 2019.
  • 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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