Nine participants, including Computrols’ customers and distribution partners, took part in a three-day training program outlining the basics of Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS). The training sessions were guided by Director of Research & Development and the original creator of CBAS, Mike Donlon.
The training began Tuesday, March 14 with a high-level overview of the software. Some of the topics covered in the morning session were views (text, hardware, and graphics), point command and program screen, schedules, and control loops. In the afternoon, the group jumped into some hands-on exercises in which they did basic programming such as adding controllers and points. Technical Support Manager, George Hingle, joined the class to assist with this portion of the training.
Classes picked up the next day with a slightly more complex lecture and lab covering backing up and restoring a database, programming user/passwords, and configuring workstations. The latter half of the day was focused on wiring, addressing, and programming Computrols’ UNI-B and VAV-B Controllers.
In the final day, participants were given a behind the scenes tour of Computrols headquarters and manufacturing facility. They also had the opportunity to speak with senior engineers and programmers who answered their specific questions. The culmination of the training classes came in the form of a CBAS Shootout in which attendees were organized into teams and challenged with a unique programming task. Each of the members of the winning team received Handhelds.
If you would like to join us for our next training course, please contact us at 504-529-1413 for more information.