Contemporary Controls is your ideal partner for applying robust network technology to your automation project. With over 30 years of experience in electronics design, development and manufacturing, Contemporary Controls has the expertise in guiding customers through the network maze. The company designs, develops, and manufactures networking products used to automate processes or collect data in diverse industries. These products facilitate communication between controllers, computers, sensors and actuators in environments unsuitable to office-grade equipment. With manufacturing locations in the United States and China, sales locations in the United States and Europe, and a reputation for customer service, the company is an integral component in your supply chain.
Our products can be found in many industries that demand reliability and performance in their communications and control equipment.
- BAS Automation — Contemporary Controls has been in the background supporting building automation OEMs' ARCNET® and Ethernet products for years by addressing the unique needs of this industry. The industry is embracing Ethernet connectivity to Direct Digital Controllers (DDC) along with open protocols. Contemporary Controls' BAS Remote supports the BACnet®/IP protocol while providing universal input/output connections to temperature sensors, damper actuators, as well as other common HVAC devices. Besides standard ARCNET hubs and Ethernet switches, the company provides protocol-aware routers unique to the building automation industry. The BAS Router connects BACnet® MS/TP segments to BACnet/IP networks.
- CTRLink® Industrial Ethernet — Ethernet has rapidly become the network of choice when automating processes due to its high-speed, familiarity among users, and its ability to easily connect to the Internet. However, the environment for automation equipment can be demanding. The equipment must be robust, reliable, and easy to install, maintain and use. Office-grade equipment will not do. The performance of equipment can range greatly. For simple systems, Plug-and-Play (PnP) equipment will suffice. These products will operate "right out of the box" and can be put into service without adjustments. The more demanding applications require managed switches that support the SNMP protocol—providing data and reporting on the health of the network. The most advanced networking functions such as redundancy, IGMP snooping, virtual LANs and priority tagging can be found in Contemporary Controls' managed switches.
- ARC Control — ARCNET's longevity testifies that it is regarded as one of the most robust industrial networking technologies available. The real-time performance of its token-passing protocol along with its simplicity of use makes it ideal for embedded applications. Contemporary Controls is the industry leader in ARCNET connectivity providing wiring hubs, network adapters, network analyzers and gateways to Ethernet. We wrote the book on Industrial ARCNET and founded the ARCNET Trade Association.
- Controller Area Network (CAN) — Widely used in automotive and industrial automation applications, Controller Area Network (CAN) is the basis for communicating with the CANopen and DeviceNet protocols. Contemporary Controls makes the network adapters and bus extenders for this rugged technology. EXTEND-A-BUS® allows CAN-based networks to expand beyond their theoretical limit without loss in performance.
Activelogix is a stocking distributor of Contemporary Controls line of switches, converters and accessories. Our team has extensive experience in the application and support of Contemporary Controls components, and integration into new or retrofit projects and building control systems.
Additional information on Contemporary Controls products can be found at http://www.ccontrols.com