OPAL-RT simulators can operate as a BACnet client via a gateway device to connect and communicate with external BACnet devices.
BACnet is a communication protocol for Building Automation and Control (BAC) networks that leverage the ASHRAE, ANSI, and ISO 16484-5 standard protocol. BACnet was designed to allow communication of building automation and control systems for applications such as heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning control (HVAC), lighting control, access control, and fire detection systems and their associated equipment. The BACnet protocol provides mechanisms for computerized building automation devices to exchange information, regardless of the particular building service they perform.
Visit the communication protocols product reference guide to learn more about the communication protocols, including product lists, and to access user documentation.