More About Networking

As the world turns to smart devices for their heating and cooling needs, it is essential to have the right routers, switches, gateways, and controllers for your network.

To help you with selecting the right networking tools for your next project, we review the devices you can use when you work with Blackhawk Supply.


We offer four different routers for your HVAC system. These devices work with either the BACnet IP or BACnet MSTP communication systems. Contemporary Controls manufactures all four routers.

The four routers are:

  • BACnet Router
  • BASRT-B,


Blackhawk Supply offers 71 different switches to help you with your networking needs. Contemporary Controls also manufacture all our switches.

The switches have a multitude of options based on the number of models we have in our inventory. Here are some the different versions you can choose.

Fiber Ports

  • 1 (Multimode)
  • 1 (Single-mode)
  • 2 (Multimode)
  • 2 (Single-mode)

Power over Ethernet (POE) Ports

  • 4
  • 8

Number of Ports

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 16
  • 24

Ethernet Speeds

  • 10/100
  • 10/100/1000
  • 100

Switch type

  • Basic
  • Compact
  • Configurable
  • Fire and Smoke
  • Managed
  • Other
  • Outdoor
  • Outdoor Managed
  • Router


The three Gateways we carry come from Contemporary Controls and KMC. They communicate over various communication protocols like the BACnet IP, Modbus, Modbus TCP, and Sedona.

The three gateways are:

  • BAC-5051E
  • BASR-8M


Blackhawk Supply provides over 48 controllers for your network. They operate on the BACnet IP, Modbus TCP, and Sedona communication protocols. The Manufacturers for these controllers are Contemporary Controls and KMC

Of the 48 models, six are universal controllers.

Final Thought

Do you have any further questions about any of the networking solutions we offer for your next heating or cooling project? If so, feel free to connect our office at 847-773-0645, so we can answer your networking questions.

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