PolarSoft®: We Know the Territory
Polarsoft® is a creative team of design and development professionals
who apply advanced technology to solve complex communications problems.
Our unique team brings together decades of deep experience in
human-interface design, distributed object-oriented databases, direct
digital control (DDC), networking and real-time systems. Using these
skills, we've helped many clients put the most modern technology to
work solving their automation and communications problems, and
integrating their products with diverse systems.
We are BACnet
PolarSoft has been involved with BACnet from the very beginning.
Since its inception in 1987, PolarSoft's founders have been very
active in the ongoing design and development of the BACnet standard,
as a voting member of the standing committee SSPC 135 until
July 2000, and our involvement continues as active committee
members today. We have participated in every aspect of BACnet's
development including the authoring of a large portion of the actual
text of the standard. This experience gives us a deep and detailed
understanding of BACnet.
We are the largest independent supplier of BACnet software products worldwide.
In 1993, the NIST BACnet Interoperability Testing Consortium. NIST
enlisted PolarSoft's help in designing and implementing prototypes
of testing and diagnostic software for verifying the performance
of BACnet implementations by the consortium and to prove the
robustness of the standard itself.
In 1995, ASHRAE contracted PolarSoft to develop the multimedia
BACnetCD which is a CD-ROM version of the BACnet standard
including searching and hyperlinking and various other
enhancements that greatly improve the usability of the
standard for developers and serious specifiers. This highly
successful electronic publication is now in its third edition,
also developed for ASHRAE by PolarSoft.
Also in 1995, we developed the ASHRAE short course
"Introduction to BACnet" and have given this class many
times for hundreds of interested professionals. This course
was so successful, that ASHRAE asked us to develop a second,
more detailed, Professional Development Seminar (PDS)
dedicated to specifiers called "Understanding and Specifying
BACnet Systems." This PDS has been taught for several years
with great success.
For several years, David Fisher taught an intensive
four day seminar on BACnet with Steve Bushby of NIST,
for the University of Wisconsin's
Department of Engineering Professional Development.
Today, PolarSoft offers a wide range of tools and software,
as well as consultation services for BACnet developers and
vendors. It is safe to say that you can't find any better
BACnet expertise anywhere in the world. We continue to
lead the way in BACnet training, tools and innovative products.
Founded in 1993, by David Fisher and Jack Neyer, PolarSoft® Inc.
is located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, in the center of
Pittsburgh's High Technology renaissance. With a growing,
worldwide client base, PolarSoft® has an extensive portfolio
of products and projects that showcase the company's unique skills.
All of PolarSoft's products are designed and implemented in the
United States of America.