Encoded name is a universal format used to reference any object on the BACnet network. It can be used to reference third-party, non-PXC.A devices, or object references external to the ALN. The BACnet encoded name consists of a device object instance, an object type, and the object ID. For example, BAC_15_AI_10. In this example:

  • BAC identifies this as a BACnet device.
  • 15 is the device object instance, unique throughout the network.
  • AI is the BACnet object type specifier. It identifies the object as a physical Analog Input point.
  • 10 is the BACnet object instance for this Analog Input object. The number is unique for this object type within the BAC_15 device.

Unique BACnet Object Name

You can use the Unique BACnet Object Name to reference objects PXC.A networks only. These PXC.A devices must all be on the same ALN. This format cannot be used to reference objects in non-PXC.A devices.
NOTE: Legacy APOGEE devices are treated as 3rd party references.

Use the BACnet Object Name alone to reference an object when:

  • The object is local to the PXC.A. For example, local automation station I/O and virtual objects.
  • The object exists on a PXC.A on the same ALN.