Softdel’s BOSS Simulator is a sophisticated BACnet monitoring, debugging and simulation program that runs on any Windows® computer. It has a simple interface that is easy to use for BACnet professionals as well as novices.
BOSS Simulator extends the functionality of Softdel’s BOSS Explorer by adding complex simulation and troubleshooting features, including support for A-side and B-side services, device discovery across routers and auto command generation across the entire network.
Technicians can configure the BACnet network, issue service commands and manage physical and virtual BACnet devices. Traffic can be automatically generated to test network behavior. Real time monitoring and logging of the network is supported. BOSS Simulator can backup the object properties of the simulated created devices and restore the properties and configuration at a later time.
BOSS Simulator is used as a standalone program to create and simulate a virtual network. An entire BACnet network consisting of virtual devices can be created, complete with simulated traffic. The simulated network can be loaded with the backup of a physical network, allowing a technician to troubleshoot the network without having to be on-site.
|Features||BOSS Simulator||BOSS Explorer|
|Protocol revision support|
|Protocol revision support||PR-19||PR-19|
|BACnet/Ip device virtually|
|Simulate BACnet/Ip device virtually||✔||X|
|Discover and browse BACnet devices|
|Discover and browse BACnet devices||✔||✔|
|Configurable BACnet devices|
|Configurable BACnet devices||✔||X|
|Automatic network traffic generator|
|Automatic network traffic generator||✔||X|
|Monitor Object property values|
|Monitor Object property values||✔||✔|
|Set property value of discovered objects|
|Set property value of discovered objects||✔||✔|
|Support for both A-side and B-side services|
|Support for both A-side and B-side services||✔||X|
|User configurable simulation of PVs(Present Values)|
|User configurable simulation of PVs(Present Values)||✔||X|
|Supports IBM MS DBCS ,ANSI X3.4 character sets|
|Supports IBM MS DBCS ,ANSI X3.4 character sets||✔||✔|
|Real time logging, monitoring & analysis of BACnet commands and response|
|Real time logging, monitoring & analysis of BACnet commands and response||✔||X|
|Backup and restore support|
|Backup and restore support||✔||X|
Softdel’s BOSS Explorer allows a technician to explore an installed BACnet network. It can detect devices on the network and explore their objects and properties. It can also monitor object property values for network troubleshooting and change values on-the-fly.