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Pre-Testing Tools
  • Visual Test Shell (VTS) - an open source test product for BACnet.
  • Oscilloscope – PicoScope 2204 - Used to verify MS/TP timing during BTL Testing.
  • MS/TP serial port analyzer: Visual Breakout 5.0 DOS – must be used on a Windows 98 machine in DOS mode.
  • SCADA Engine’s BACnet Server Simulator
  • Frontline Serialtest - Serial Analyzer which can be used for MS/TP testing.
  • WireShark - Protocol Analyzer which can be used for IP, Ethernet or MS/TP captures.
  • UBS to RS485 Adapter ($29.95) - is a bi-directional USB-powered RS485 to USB converter with built-in 120 ohm termination option, which makes a half-duplex RS485 available to a PC via the USB port.
  • The BACnet Test Framework (BTF) - is intended to provide script-based testing for BACnet-components. BTF comes with a powerful API covering more than 370 BACnet functions. It includes the free Python programming language as well as a .Net based user-interface and support for Microsoft SQL-Server database. Please note that some editions are complimentary or discounted for BACnet International corporate members.
  • U+4 USB to BACnet MS/TP Interface - Can be used with WireShark or BAS-o-matic to watch BACnet traffic on the MS/TP network.

  • BAS-o-maticProtocol Analyzer which can be used for IP, Ethernet or MS/TP captures.

  • BACnet Test Client -  Test your BACnet Device to reveal conformance and interoperability issues.

  • Yet Another Bacnet Explorer (Yabe) - Graphical explorer program for BACnet devices - C# code

Romerstrasse 15
D-47809 Krefeld (for technical questions)



Reference Routers


Any BTL Tested router may be used as a reference router.



Reference Master


Any BTL Tested MS/TP Master device may be used as a reference master.



Other Third Party Tools

EPICS Wizard:
EPICS-WIZARD ver. 2.2.4
programmed by TWE-Elektronik

The program creates EPICS-files of BACnet devices which are needed to perform conformity tests. The input of the data is done on basis of input dialogs. This program is a tool to reduce the efforts needed to create EPICS-files. The correctness of the input values is not checked.

Installation of the program by unzipping the file ’’ in a new folder. The subfolders will be generated automatically.

Start the program by opening the file „wizard.exe".

The main routines of the program are „create a new EPICS file" and „open EPICS file". These can be started by activating the buttons in the main window of the program.

File extension To work with the EPICS-Wizard the following file extensions are defined:
„.tpi" : EPICS-file
„.dev": Data of the objects of the device which are displayed in the section "list of objects of the test device" will be stored in these files. Extensive data can be stored intermediate to avoid the loss of data when system or program crashes. Data of similar devices can be copied into the new device to reduce the time needed for EPICS generation.

Download for EPICS Wizard

* There are some known issues with the EPICS file created from the EPICS Wizard. You will need to edit the EPICS file created in order to change the output to match the 135.1 specification and to allow it to load into the latest version of VTS.

MBS BACnet OPC-Server
The MBS BACnet OPC-Server allows monitoring of BACnet networks. Each device is displayed in an explorer-like tree and all properties are shown in a separate window. The BACnet OPC-Server supports automatic polling as well as writing to properties, COV and event handling. Creation of EDE-files (Engineering Data Exchange) is supported, too.


User Interfaces for Generic Object Browsing*

BACnet Explorer XML Cimetrics


* If you have a product you would like listed here please contact the BTL Manager.


Note: Products listed here are not endorsed by the BTL. These tools represent the third party company and have not been tested as qualified tools for BTL Testing.

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