Who makes the best VAV Controllers on the planet? According to the global ControlTrends Community that would be Honeywell and Distech. Congratulations to these two fine companies for being selected as co-winners of the 2016 ControlTrends Awards VAV controller of the year.
As we begin posting our ControlTrends coverage of the 2017 AHR show, we begin with Ken stopping by the Honeywell booth. Ken gets updates from Larry Weber on Honeywell’s new Light Commercial Buildings Controls Connect, Honeywell’s new Cloud-Based Light Commercial Control offering — giving contractors the opportunity to improve their service to their customers and grow their businesses with remote HVAC system monitoring and diagnostics. Roger Rebennack follows, bringing the ControlTrends Community up-to-speed on Honeywell’s WEB Security, with a deep-dive look at true integration in its most seamless form.
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Honeywell is Building Automation Systems: With both Honeywell WEBs-N4 and WEBs-AX, Honeywell has the Niagara Framework-based building management solution (BMS) that takes all aspects of your building and occupant needs into consideration to maximize energy efficiency and make management of your facility simpler and more user-friendly. Add the power of Spyder® or Stryker controllers, and you’ll have the versatility to choose from a collection of best-in-class control products ready to evolve and meet all of your HVAC, lighting and security needs. Honeywell’s scalable solutions are designed to meet current and future demand.
50% Discount on Niagara 4 Certification Training!
Honeywell is offering a 50% discount to Authorized System Distributors towards Niagara 4 (WEBs-N4) Certification training (unlike the WEBs-N4 Crossover training) when an order of $60K or greater of WEBs integration products that are purchased between now and November 21, 2016.
In addition, Authorized WEBs Contractors earn double CPRO points on any order amount of WEBs integration products purchased between November 11, 2016 through December 2, 2016.
Contact your Honeywell Authorized System Distributor today!
Honeywell is pleased to announce the release of the WEBs-N184.108.40.206 Software packaged that includes Spyder, Stryker, Venom and BACnet FF Tstat programming tools. This release includes user interface enhancements, bundled Web Start application, as well as the Niagara Analytics 2.0 modules.
* Packaged tools to program your Unitary Controller within Niagara Software
* Spyder Library migrated from AX to N4 framework
* Introducing BACnet FF Tstat tool packaged with WEBs-N4.2 Software
* Built in Niagara Analytics 2.0 Software module
* Introducing Standalone Alarm Portal
* Bundled Java Web Start application
* Supports CCN driver on WEB-8000 Controllers
* Supports Windows 10 and Linux (RHEL-7) Operating System
* One install that loads all the core software and the tools required to program the Unitary Controllers.
* Customers can now migrate the Spyder libraries that they had developed in WEBs-AX framework to WEBs-N4 framework.
* Java Web Start eliminates that java plug-in issues on the client side of the computer.
* By supporting Microsoft’s Windows 10 Operating system, the software will be compatible to all newer computers.
* The Alarm Portal provides an economical way to monitor WEBs-N4 alarms on a remote computer.
With the release of WEBs-N220.127.116.11 Software, we will be making WEBs-AX 3.6 Software obsolete. There will not be any software update to WEBs-AX 3.6 Software or the tools associated with this version. However WEBs Squad will continue to provide customer support on this software and tools associated with WEBs-AX 3.6 Software.
Downloading the Software Builds:
The WEBs-N18.104.22.168 packaged software build can be downloaded from the Buildings Forum website at the following location. You can also find the Software Release Bulletin and the Installation document in the same location.
Unlike previous releases, the docs. folder in the software image does not include the Core Niagara documentation. Due to the overall size of the software builds, only the documentation for the tools is included. These docs can be downloaded separately from the same location on the Buildings Forum website. The zip file is named Niagara_4_Documentation-22.214.171.124.zip.
Niagara Analytics 2.0:
Niagara Analytics 2.0 is part of WEBs-N4.2 Software. The analytics is available both on the WEB-8000 Controller and WEBs-N4 Supervisor as long as it is supported by WEBs-N4.2 Software. Users will have the ability to apply a variety of analytic algorithms and diagnostics to both the historical and real-time data that is available in the Niagara database.
To get started with Analytics, we have included 20 example algorithms. Some of them include low/high chilled water temp, low/high supply temperature, low/high supply static pressure, etc. Please refer to the documentation that has details of these algorithms, flow charts and wire sheet views. The default WEBs-N4.2 license will include 25 analytics points to do basic analysis and chart them to a dashboard. When more points are needed, it can be purchased as per the part numbers mentioned below. You would need to upgrade the license to reflect the increased number of points.
System Integrator will find the analytics framework very valuable during the design and programming time. This will help them to do efficient programming while optimizing the control system towards proactive monitoring, while including corrective actions on a deteriorating stat, a pump or a controller. This data can easily be charted, reported on a creative dashboard.
Downloading the Software Builds:
The Niagara Analytics 2.0 Software is part of the WEBs-N126.96.36.199 packaged software build. The WEBs-N188.8.131.52 packaged software can be downloaded from the Buildings Forum at the following location. Please download the following documents, which includes videos on “getting started” and “Niagara Analytics Demo overview” from the following location.
Getting Started_ Video_Stream.pdf
Niagara_Analytics_Demo_Overview – video stream.pdf
Marketing Materials & Technical Literature
Literature Number — Description
31-000106 — WEBs-N4 Supervisor
01-00047 — Niagara Analytics 2.0 Data Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What is Java Web Start?
A. Java Web Start is an Oracle technology that comes as part of the Java Runtime Environment. More information on this can be obtained from the user guide which is in the docs folder. This file is named as docWebStart.pdf.
A. How do I know what tool version is compatible with WEBs-N4.2 Software?
A. Please refer to WEBs Compatibility Check tool, which is available on the Buildings Forum
Q. Is WEBS-N4.2 the default software for WEB-8000 Controller?
A. Yes, this is the default software for WEB-8000 Controller.
Q. Is there a cost to upgrade to WEBs-N4.2 Software from WEBs-N4.x Software?
A. No. There is no cost to upgrade for the users of WEBs-N4.0 and/or WEBs-N4.1 as both of these versions were released within the last 18 months and the initial SMA when purchased initially covers for 18 months.
Q. Is there a cost to upgrade to WEBs-N4.2 Software from WEBs-AX 3.x Software?
A. Yes. You have to purchase SMA to upgrade to WEBs-N4.2 software. Please refer to the price book or contact your nearest Honeywell Sales representative for pricing.
Q. Why is WEBs-AX 3.6 Software obsolete?
A. The WEBs-AX.3.6 Software was introduced to the market in April, 2012. Since then we have released WEBs-AX 3.7 and 3.8 versions with Niagara AX and WEBs-N4.x frameworks. Our policy is to support the current version of software and two previous versions of software (AX-3.7 and AX-3.8).
Q. What controllers are supported by WEBs-N4.2 Software?
A. WEB-300E, WEB-600E, WEB-700 and WEB-8000 Controllers are supported by WEBs-N4.2 Software.
Q. Will WEBs-N4.2 run on WEB-201 Controller?
A. No, WEB-201 Controller does not support any version of WEBs-N4.x Software.
Q. Do I need to get trained and certified to use Niagara Analytics?
A. Yes, you would need to get trained to understand the framework and take advantage of all the algorithms and creating your own rules towards analyzing the points and creating a dashboard for better visualization.
Q. Do I need to purchase SMA on Niagara Analytics part number?
A. No, you do not need to purchase SMA, when you buy Niagara Analytics part number as the Niagara Analytics is part of WEBs-N4.2 Software. However you are required to purchase SMA for any version of WEBs-N4 Software or WEB-8000 Controller.
Honeywell BMS Specs (WEBs-N4 & WEBs-AX): http://www.arcat.com/sd/clients/honeyw.html
Building Control Systems: Buildingcontrols.Honeywell.com
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Order Literature: literature.honeywell.com
Honeywell is pleased to announce the release of the WEBs-N184.108.40.206 (N4.1.1) software packaged with Spyder, Stryker and Venom programming tools. Main Features:
* Packaged release with Honeywell tools within Niagara N220.127.116.11 software build
* Supports both the newer WEB-8000 and legacy WEB-300E/600E/700 controllers
* Supports Windows 10 operating system on Supervisors & Workbench
* Robust linking between N4.1 Supervisor and AX WEB controller
* Fixed software issues on WEBs-N18.104.22.168 including thorough testing of the drivers
* There is no cost to upgrade for existing N4.x users. However for other users of AX (3.8 and below) software, please use SMA part number to upgrade to N4.x software
* Obtaining the Package WEBs Builds
You can download the WEBs-N22.214.171.124 software build from the Buildings Forum at the following location. The Issues Fixed document of this release, the Software Release Bulletin (N126.96.36.199), and the WEBs-N4 Installation document can also be downloaded from the same Buildings Forum location.
Honeywell BMS Specs (WEBs-N4 & WEBs-AX):
Building Control Systems:
Honeywell is pleased to announce the release of the WEBs-AX 3.8.111 (3.8.u1) software package with Spyder Tool (version: 6.4.5), Stryker Tool (version: 4.0.18, supporting Stryker BACnet VAV, Venom and BACnet FF programming tools. This release supports the new WEB-8000 based controllers, Java Web Start Applications, Windows 10 operating system, and Auto-download of Java security policy files.
Supports the new WEB-8000 based controllers
Supports Java Web Start Applications
Supports Windows 10 operating system
Auto-download of Java security policy files
What is Java Web Start?
Java Web Start is an Oracle technology which is part of the Java Runtime Environment. The Release AX-3.8.u1 offers an alternative to running the Workbench applet in a web browser by providing an application which can be launched by Java Web Start. The main advantage of Web Start is that, it removes the need for the use of the Java plug-in. This Web Start is browser-independent and is an efficient way to deploy web application solutions. During the installation, the software provides an applet-like workbench environment that runs completely outside the Java application.
When a legacy controller (AX based 300E/600E/700) is replaced by WEB-8xxx controller, AX-3.8.u1 software supports this controller and works seamlessly with the rest of WEBs-AX software network.
Continue to use AX based software until you have all your 3rd party modules migrated to N4 software framework.
A no cost upgrade to existing users of WEBs-AX 3.8 software.
Java Web Start eliminates the java plug-in issues on the client side of the computer.
Automatically downloads the required java security files when the system is on-line.
By supporting Microsoft’s Windows 10 Operating system, the software will be compatible to all newer computers.
Obtaining the Packaged WEBs Builds
You can download the WEBs-AX 3.8.111 (3.8.u1) builds, which includes Webstation, WebsPro, WEBs Alarm Console and WEBs SoftJACE from the Buildings Forum at the following location. The Software Release Bulletin (AX-3.8.111) and the WEBs-AX installation document can also be downloaded from the same Buildings Forum location.
Availability of MAXPRO driver for WEBs-AX Software. Honeywell is pleased to announce the release of the MAXPRO driver for WEBs-AX Controllers and WEBs-AX Supervisors which is based on the Niagara AX framework.
The MAXPRO driver has been tested and qualified on WEBs-AX 3.6.407.2, WEBs-AX 188.8.131.52, WEBs-AX 184.108.40.206, WEBs-AX 3.8.111 and on the latest MAXPRO NVR software version (v.3.5.0 build 81).
* The driver is based on Tridum’s standard video framework.
* Receives and displays live video in Niagara framework from the MAXPRO NVR. Can easily switch between live and playback video
* Ability to auto discover the Cameras, including all digital and IP cameras
* Receives and processes events and alarms from NVR for loss of video, tampering and motion
* Configure and setup through security appliance or through workbench like other video drivers
* Supports both RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) and Progressive streaming protocols
* Integrates with many IP based cameras listed for MAXPRO, including all ONVIF standard cameras
* Alarms from the NVR are presented as standard alarms on the WEBs-AX software
* The driver pricing is based on the number cameras that are licensed
* There are no limits on the number of cameras that can be licensed on the Supervisor
Obtaining the MAXPRO driver and the NVR software patch: You can download the maxpro.zip file from the Buildings Forum at the following location. To install the files, please see the MAXPRO driver installation document, which can also be found on the Buildings Forum website, as well as the MAXPRO Software Release Bulletin.
Compatibility of the driver with Controllers: Compatible with SEC-H-602 and SEC-H-616 security controllers as well as any WEB-300E, WEB-600/WEB-600E and WEB-700 Controllers. The driver is also compatible with WEBs Enterprise Security appliance v220.127.116.11 and v18.104.22.168 and WEB-Supervisor and SoftJace for AX-3.6.407.2, WEBs-AX 22.214.171.124, and WEBs-AX 126.96.36.199.
This driver is not yet compatible with WEBs-N4 software nor can it be used on WEB-8000 Controllers.
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Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST
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