The ControlTrends Community has recognized the value of DG Logik’s amazingly useable and affordable data visualization technology, in particular, the DGBox. DGBox is a cost effective solution that enables creation and utilization of appliance applications consisting of Data Acquisition, Data Storage and Visualization. Utilizing DGBox, customers are able to take advantage of data point and visualization templates specific to the devices being monitored and/or controlled. The Appliance Platform drives repeatability and enables plug and play deployments for reduced engineering time and enhanced cost savings.
Brian Turner, President of ControlCo, paid us a visit on a recent episode of ControlTalk Now. Brian discussed how people are using big data to make their buildings more efficient, and what makes Data Eye Pro a unique package for gathering and analyzing data. Data Eye Pro is nominated for a 2013 ControlTrends Award.
NOVO FIN Online Training! A detailed training session of the basic features of Fin Builder. We’ll start with the setup process of Fin Builder and work our way through the best practices to help you manage your project in Fin. From there we’ll get started in the functions of Fin and how to begin building your project. To close we will put together a project while going through the steps in making and implementing it. Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 8:00 AM – 02:30 PM PST
J2 Innovation reviews nHaystack Tagging Basics: nHaystack is a software module that enables external applications to get data out of Niagara stations quickly and efficiently. Once a system is tagged many new and exciting things become possible. By setting up a Site, Equipment, and tags on your points, you can combine data from multiple networks, and view them in one organized list within the haystack service. Now queries can easily be run against any tags on a nHaystack station to dynamically simplify the implementation of visualization, analytics, reporting and mobile apps. Download the nHaystack Service module and get started!
FIN Mobile Basics: Commanding Points. FIN Mobile now makes commanding points even more convenient. All you have to do is set up a nav containing your FIN project files. Launching FIN Mobile brings up a points list containing all of the points that where used in selected FINp. The points list allows you to view and command any point without having to load up the graphic, enabling a quick and effective user experience.
Our final training for the year is in beautiful Sunny California, and will be held December 10th – 12th. It is a 2 1/2 day training that will get you up to speed on how to use FIN Builder. You will learn how to create a complete a job with AHUs, VAVs, 3D Central Plant, Dashboards and Floorplans. Also learn how to make it work for tablets, and smart phones too! Don’t forget to reply to this email right now if you are interested – seats are filling up fast!
The Controls Trends Awards finalists have been announced! This year we are honored to receive three nominations: Best Building Automation Graphic Tool of the Year – FIN Builder, and the Best Building Automation Application of the Year – nHaystack, and for Best Technical Support of the Year – J2 Innovations Team, HVAC Controls Executive of the Year – Jason Briggs. Be sure to register to vote so you are ready to cast your ballot when the fun begins!
A Haystack webinar is scheduled for 11AM ET, on Tuesday Nov 12, 2013. J2 Innovations will be presenting nHaystack and the basics of tagging up a Niagara station. Click here for more details and sign up!
nHaystack is a software module that enables external applications to get data out of Niagara stations quickly and efficiently. Once a system is tagged many new and exciting things become possible. Imagine graphic pages that auto generate based on the meaning of the data by reading the tags, or summary screens that “just work” as a result of the queries. Now analytics and rules engines can easily be run against a nHaystack station to dynamically find operational inefficiencies and help perform continuous commissioning.
Our friends at DGLogik ( aka “the men in black”) are at it again.
In striving to reduce engineering time while creating the best graphics and user experiences, they are constantly working on improving workflows. One example of these improved workflows is how zone overlays are created on floor plans within DGLux. The video below will demonstrate how you can very quickly create zones that are pre-linked to relevant points. All of this, done using the standard SCADA system functionality. (The video example is based on Niagara while using BQL, but the same workflow is achieved using other SCADA systems native query language). Keep up the great work guys!
Eagle Technology, Inc. has launched its Proteus MMX Asset Manager for Intelligent Facilities solution to help reduce costs of operation through improved asset scheduling and tracking. The Proteus MMX Asset Manager application will be included at no cost on Johnson Controls Panoptix application marketplace.
The Eagle Technology software provides actionable data for facility assets. Through integration with Panoptix, this software allows users to schedule preventive maintenance, create work orders, track costs, print reports and view Key Performance Indicators for all facility assets. Meter data is also collected for reporting and analysis.
The Panoptix solution (2012 ControlTrends Awards Winner for Building Energy Management Application of the Year) is a building efficiency platform that simplifies complex, disparate building data generated by building management systems, utility meters and more, so users can take actions to improve their building’s efficiency. It collects data from a single facility or across a global enterprise and transmits it to the cloud where it can be used with a range of applications to deliver better insight and control over energy use, equipment operation and occupant comfort. Because the solution is based on an open platform, third parties can use Panoptix data to enable their own applications and make them available in the Panoptix marketplace.