by Brianna Crandall — April 10, 2017 — Reliable Controls Corporation recently announced the release of RC-Archive version 3.6. RC-Archive continuously downloads building data logs into an industry-standard SQL database, delivering a robust long-term trend record of mechanical and electrical system performance from any Internet-connected, BACnet facility.
According to the company, RC-Archive is a dependable, SQL-based data acquisition application used to create long-term trend logs archived from multiple buildings. RC-Archive maintains an SQL database of trend log data, which is accessed by Reliable Controls workstation software, RC-Studio 3, as well as Reliable Controls building performance reporting software, RC-Reporter, to provide seamless integration with real-time online data.
Archived data can be easily viewed, graphed, printed, or exported into third-party applications such as Microsoft Excel, notes Reliable Controls.
The latest version of RC-Archive includes the following new features:
- Updated subscription licensing
- New online help
- BACnet Virtual Private Network (B/VPN) connection support
- Discovery for individual devices in a system
- View vital database status indicators
- Export data to Microsoft Excel
- Manage database size by purging data
- Delete databases and related scheduled tasks
- Conserve disk space by shrinking log files
- Audit manual changes made to RC-Archive databases
- Bulk edit data timestamps for multiple records
In addition to the new features, RC-Archive 3.6 also features a number of improvements, including:
- Faster loading of system lists for large networks
- Compatibility with 64-bit computers
- New ASCII support
- New tool to restore a database
- Upgraded crash reporting and system stability
- Upgraded trend log and database functionality
- Upgraded notification email options
- Improved user interface
- Improved log file zipping tool
- Improved data collection stability and performance
- Improved license management
- More robust collection service connectivity
Learn more about RC-Archive 3.6 on the Reliable Controls Web site.