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Release Notes for Cisco Network Building Mediator Software Release 3.1.3
Release Month: January, 2012Part Number: OL-25361-01
This document contains release information for Cisco Network Building Mediator (Mediator) software Release 3.1.3 and includes the following sections:
Note Before you install, operate, or service the system, read the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Network Building Mediator document for important safety information.
The Cisco Network Building Mediator (Mediator) extends the network as a platform to transform the way buildings are built, operated, and experienced.The Mediator collects data from the building, IT, energy supply, and energy demand systems, which use different protocols. The Mediator then normalizes the data into a common data representation. This enables the Mediator to perform a protocol translation and to provide information to the end user in a uniform presentation.
Table 1 lists the applicable ordering information for the Mediator software.
Table 2 includes information about the Mediator hardware and the related downloadable software, file names, and file contents from CCO.
Table 3 describes the software release and the recommended Mediator Operating Environment (MOE) version.
Table 3 Compatibility Matrix for Software Release 3.1.3
Software Release Hardware Mediator Operating Environment (MOE) Version (Recommended)
5000 and 2500
4800 and 2400
Upgrading the Cisco Network Building Mediator Software
For upgrading the Mediator software, see the Upgrading the Cisco Network Building Mediator Software section, which is available from the following website:
Cisco Network Building Mediator Features
Cisco Network Building Mediator Release 3.1.3 provides support for the following new features:
•Enernoc Exporter Ehancements: The Cisco Network Building Mediator now includes support for the Enernoc V2 formatter, a proprietary CSV format that includes additional configurable attributes.
•ETC/USAP Protocol—The ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) Unison Serial Access Protocol (USAP) controls the Unison lighting control system. The standard is applied for the point-to-point command exchange between Mediator devices and the Unison system.
•Delphi Web Services Protocol—The Delphi Web Server provides the Banquet Event Order (BEO) service and the Meeting Space Request service. The Delphi web servers are typically installed in a Hotel or in Conference Centers. The Delphi web service that runs on the Cisco Network Building Mediator supports only the meeting space request service.The Delphi Event Management System (EMS) interface enables a property, which can be used to read the detailed meeting, function, and booking information entered into the Delphi database. The interface application produces a file of event information that can be used to provide up-to-date information on digital sign boards or other systems.
•Omni Systems Metering Protocol—This protocol is an RS-485 based communication protocol used to communicate with electricity meters, gas meters, water meters and heating meters.This protocol makes use of master-slave protocol in which the Mediator acts as a master and polls the Omnimeter's connected to the interface to read data.
•Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR)—Involves the dynamic management of energy usage through cooperation between power consumers, their electric utility, and the electric system operator (or the independent system operator - ISO). The OpenADR standard enables ISOs and electric utilities to continuously send signals to power consumers, which can be automatically translated into load sheds or shifts.
A Demand Response Automation Server (DRAS) facilitates communication between these different entities. The Cisco Network Building Mediator acts as a simple DRAS client that interfaces between the DRAS on the utility/ISO side and other systems on the consumer side.
•Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 Support—TLS 1.0 is now enabled in SRNA communications that occur between Mediators as well as between a Mediator and a Mediator Manager.
•TCS Basys Protocol—The Cisco Network Building Mediator now includes support for the TCS Basys protocol, which is a proprietary master/slave communication protocol.
•NTP (Network Transport Protocol)—The NTP ensures that the time in all of the Mediators is synchronized and this allows scheduling (for example, equipment start and stop times) and logging operations to take place when the user expects.
•IP Tables and Cron Package Tools—These tools are available from the Mediator and can be used as required.
Usage Guideline and Restriction
To use the 3.1.1 software release, follow this usage guideline and restriction:
•When launching the Mediator Web Client using Internet Explorer version 9.0, the Enterprise Navigation and System pages do not appear appropriately.
Workaround: The Mediator Web Client is supported on Internet Explorer version 7.0 and 8.0. (CSCtw99582)
Table 4 lists the open caveats in software Release 3.1.3.
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
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The following documentation is available for the Cisco Network Building Mediator:
•Cisco Network Building Mediator User Guide
•Cisco Network Building Mediator Quick Start Guide
•Cisco Network Building Mediator Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco Network Building Mediator API Guide
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Network Building Mediator
This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the Related Documentation section.
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