About George Hingle

George has been a part of the Computrols family since 2001. He graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and also has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Networking. Furthermore, George also has experience in networking, PC, and server maintenance along with computer and networking component purchasing. He has also worked as a Field Technician here at Computrols and has assisted in the testing of new products and features. As part of the in-house Technical Support team, George answers technical support questions over phone and e-mail. He often guides our customers step-by-step to help them fix/correct any technical issues when needed.

George’s CBAS Tips, January 2022

Priority Summary and Automation

Automation is the purpose of Computrols Building Automation System (CBAS). It’s there to make sure that on a daily basis you don’t have to be deciding what pieces of equipment should be running and when. This includes the VAV’S, AHU’s Chillers, Boilers, and Pumps that are often automated within a Building Automation System. Automation uses Schedules, Logic and PIDS to achieve this goal by looking at conditions and commanding Outputs to keep the equipment running when it needs to. The “priority” column shows how the point has been commanded. 

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George’s CBAS Tips, November 2021

The Hardware Report

In the last year, I wrote extensively about Reports but didn’t discuss the Hardware Report in detail. The Hardware Report in CBAS can be a useful tool in building automation, from troubleshooting to estimating. In many cases, technicians and engineers will print these reports for each controller and place them inside the panel containing the controller.

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George’s CBAS Tips, September 2021

How to Erase a Controller’s Database

Occasionally you may find a need to erase the database on a controller.  Perhaps you made significant changes to the controller’s database and would like to force an immediate download, or you are wanting to reset the controller to factory default. Did you know there are actually 4 different ways to accomplish this?

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George’s CBAS Tips, August 2021

How to Set Up Secure Passwords for Users in CBAS 20

Cybersecurity in today’s modern world is serious business. As the technologies used in Smart Buildings become more advanced it is important to ensure that the components that make up these systems are secure in an effort to mitigate the risk of cyberattacks. 

Computrols consistently develops and improves the security of our products in an effort to ensure the security of the systems that our products control within the buildings that we live, work, learn, and play.

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George’s CBAS Tips, July 2021

How to Set Up Email Alarms in CBAS 20

Setting up Email Alarms couldn’t be any easier in CBAS20. All you have to do is set up the Alarm on a point, check the Acknowledge box, and select Contacts. There is no acquiring an email account or setting up a program to send the email. Let me explain how this all important feature has evolved over the years.

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George’s CBAS Tips, May 2021

Using Templates in CBAS 20

Let’s say you are programming a new Computrols system and the AHUs or VAVs are the same or similar to the ones in another building you had already programmed and installed. Perhaps you are doing a remodel in the same building of a floor and the VAV boxes are the same configuration as another floor. Whether the controllers are our protocol, BASNet, or a third-party protocol like OPTO, BACnet, or Modbus, CBAS has a solution to make this easy for you.

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