Reliable Controls app helps you see long-term building data trends in real time

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.

Screen shot of RC-Archive trend log graph

Screen shot of RC-Archive trend log graph.

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:

Configuration utility

  • Updated subscription licensing
  • New online help
  • BACnet Virtual Private Network (B/VPN) connection support
  • Discovery for individual devices in a system

Database utility

  • 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.