|Niagara Summit 2018
New Orleans Hyatt Regency
|Dear valued member of the Niagara Community,
Mark your calendar and plan to join us in historic New Orleans for Niagara Summit 2018!
Every two years the Niagara Community comes together at the Niagara Summit to learn about Niagara Framework® advancements, get the latest technology news and trends, and network and learn from peers.
Attendee registration is expected to open later in November, along with event sponsorships requiring tradeshow booth selections. More information will be coming soon.
We hope you’ll plan to join us this April in New Orleans, a city steeped in history and charm, for a Niagara Community event like no other.
You are a skilled systems integrator, and if you are like most, it seems like things are starting to slow down a bit or have just gotten more competitive, either way, there is a space that you can take you skills to that is less crowded. This IIot update, just in from the team at Niagara is worth checking out.
Niagara in the Industrial IoT (IIoT)
DC Technology Spotlight: Industrial IoT Platforms Pave the Way for the Smart Factory
Introducing IDC’s new white paper, Industrial IoT Platforms Pave the Way for the Smart Factory. This new paper analyzes how technologies powering the Internet of Things such as the Niagara Framework® can be applied in industrial environments to digitally transform operations.
Download the new white paper to understand how these IIoT platforms are allowing manufacturers to gather data from a mixed environment of devices, equipment and machines. By converging information technology and operations technology, manufacturers are moving beyond being efficiency-driven to becoming fulfillment-driven. You are a skilled systems integrator, and if you are like most, it seems like things are starting to slow down a bit or have just gotten more competitive, either way, there is a space that you can take you skills to that is less crowded. This IIot update, just in from the team at Niagara is worth checking out.
Tridium’s latest advancement means you can protect the enterprise from losing valuable Niagara station and configuration data, and manage your Niagara licenses from one online location. Introducing Niagara Cloud, a growing suite of services that can help you leverage the Internet of Things in new and powerful ways.
Backup as a Service
Our first Niagara Cloud offering is available now throughout most of the world, later to be introduced in China. With BaaS, easily configure your Niagara stations to do automated secure backups to the cloud. BaaS is available to Niagara 4.3 users with a current Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) at no additional cost.
You can access device backups and track your Niagara software maintenance expirations using our exciting new asset manager tool, live on the Niagara Community website. Click to view this short video from Tridium University demonstrating how easy it is to get started with BaaS.
Have a fail-safe environment for your data
BaaS provides seamless, secure and scalable backups of Niagara stations to the cloud – 24/7/365 – giving you a fail-safe environment for your data. With BaaS, you can easily configure your Niagara stations to do automated secure backups to the cloud in an IT-friendly way, with a simple approach that reduces the amount of effort for backup management and storage.
Be sure to visit our BaaS page for more information.
You can find release notes, technical documentation and more on the Niagara Community website in the “Niagara Cloud Backup as a Service” group, here. Niagara Community log in is required.
Manage device backups and enterprise licenses using one convenient web-accessible tool
Beyond accessing device backups via BaaS, the asset manager tool helps you simplify license management and recoup valuable time. Other key advantages include:
* Automatic push notifications of maintenance expirations and renewals
* Centralized, brand-agnostic view of all Niagara license information
* Easy access to specific device details through filters
* Single login using your Niagara Community credentials
As we build out our Niagara Cloud suite of services, SMAs will begin to feature base options of some of our future offerings, also at no additional cost. Meanwhile, all of the original benefits of having an SMA still apply:
* Updates, builds, patches and upgrades at no additional cost
* Access to all of the latest security updates and patches at no additional cost
* And more
To begin or renew your SMA to receive the current and exciting future benefits of the program, please contact your Niagara partner or the Tridium support team in your region.
We’re excited for you to get started with Backup as a Service and benefit from these exciting Niagara 4.3 innovations!
New IO solution adds power and offers straightforward migration path.
JACE® 8000 IO R is now available. Supported by Niagara 4.3, the new IO R enhances the JACE 8000 by providing a direct connection to simple sensor and device inputs and outputs remotely located up to 4,000 feet (1,200 metres) away. This new capability will allow you to monitor, control, schedule and analyze your building assets like never before.
Among the many exciting features of the new IO R is an updated NDIO to NRIO conversion tool for easy migration of your existing system, and programmable default states for analog and digital outputs. Improve your system by connecting the IO R with your sensors, devices and assets, and create intelligence.
The new IO R makes the JACE 8000 more powerful and your migration path straightforward. More information can be found in the materials available for download.
This new webinar focused on organizational best practices to mitigate risk.
There’s only one day left to register for our new TridiumTalk webinar focused on cybersecurity. Join us September 19 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern U.S. to learn how to develop a strategy to defend against cyber threats.
Tridium chief architect Kevin T. Smith, author of our new white paper Cybersecurity and the IoT—Threats, Best Practices and Lessons Learned, will be leading the TridiumTalk. Recognized industry expert James Johnson will be moderating and taking questions.
With the game-changing IoT, cybersecurity should be a concern for everyone.
Adding network connectivity to any “thing” adds tremendous value, but also brings potential risks to an organization.
Click here to download our new white paper. Kevin and James will cover this material and provide additional insight during the TridiumTalk.
We look forward to you joining us on September 19.
New Tridium white paper from Tridium chief architect Kevin T. Smith now available. Much has been written about the game-changing IoT. Network-connected devices and their capabilities have become a disruptive force in the business world.
Adding network connectivity to any “thing” adds tremendous value, but also brings potential risks to an organization. Cybersecurity should be a concern for everyone.
Learn about developing a strategy to defend against cyber threats in the new white paper, Cybersecurity and the IoT—Threats, Best Practices and Lessons Learned by Tridium chief architect Kevin T. Smith.
The market for the Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing to grow at a phenomenal pace. According to research from the International Data Corporation released early in 2017, the IoT market will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020.
1 IHS Markit forecasts that the IoT market will grow from what was an installed base of 15.4 billion devices in 2015 to 75.4 billion devices in 2025.
2 Other market research firms are releasing similar staggering statistics, and while estimates vary, all parties agree: network-connected devices and their capabilities are and will continue to be a disruptive force in the way that everyone does business.
But 15 years ago—long before anyone had ever heard of the IoT—Tridium developed the Niagara Framework, a general-purpose, open and extensible software framework built for the purpose of connecting, managing and controlling any device over computer networks.
A general-purpose IoT framework that allows integrators to connect and control devices, regardless of protocol and manufacturer, Niagara has changed the way that organizations do business, putting the “smarts” in smart buildings and data centers, providing significant cost savings and capabilities. Over the years, this experience has given us much insight into the areas of device connectivity and control, automation, analytics and cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity should be a concern for any user or owner of connected devices. In our fastpaced world of ever-changing technology, the cyberthreat landscape continues to evolve at an alarming rate. With recent cybersecurity incidents showing unprecedented growth in the frequency, scale and sophistication of advanced cyberattacks, combined with the number of high-profile data breaches and hacks hitting the front pages of newspapers on an almost weekly basis, it should not be a surprise that most organizations are taking a newfound interest in protecting the systems on their networks.
Regarding the IoT, adding network connectivity to any “thing” can certainly provide great value, but it also brings along with this connectivity potential risks related to network security. In the past few years, we have seen web cameras, baby monitors, smart refrigerators and even cars electronically hacked. We have seen an alarming rise in data breaches costing organizations billions of dollars. We have seen the rise of security and privacy concerns related to smart devices. We have seen an alarming rise in malware threats infecting computers and smart devices. We have seen the increase of hacker-friendly tools and websites that allow
Adding network connectivity to any “thing” can certainly provide great value, but it also brings along with this connectivity potential risks related to network security
2 bad actors to search for, discover and exploit Internet-connected devices. Specific to the IoT market, we saw the largest distributed denialof-service attack of its kind in October 2016, when an estimated hundreds of thousands of IoT devices were attacked, infected with a virus and used in a coordinated effort to attack domain name system (DNS) servers, effectively bringing down a significant portion of the Internet.
A successful cybersecurity program encompasses far more than simply an approach that is asset-focused or revolves around only technology. A more holistic, defense-in-depth security approach is needed — one that involves people, processes and technology.
Click here, to Dowload rest of White Paper.
As our good friend John Sublett moves on from Tridium, we wanted to say good bye and thank him for all the contributions he has made to our Industry.
I had a chance to interview John, a while back, for ControlTrends People and thought publishing his Episode was the best way to capture some of his accomplisments and get a flavor for how this brillant gentleman has shaped building automation and smart buildings controls.
Among other things, in this episode of ControlTrends People, John shares the history of and his experiences as CTO of Tridium. He tells stories about the early days, challenges and characters that made Tridium survive and thrive.
John, thank you ! You will be missed!
Introducing a new white paper by International Data Corporation (IDC), renowned provider of market intelligence. This look at Finding Value in Your IoT Data offers insight into Internet of Things analytics solutions—including Niagara Analytics 2.0.
Determining which data is valuable and which is irrelevant is becoming a critical success factor for IoT projects. Be sure to download IDC’s new white paper, and use it to guide your business strategy and investment in an analytics solution.
How is Tridium adapting and particapating in the IOT and Smart Building Controls Renaissance? Watch this conversation and see what the future holds for Tridium.
Updated Niagara AX 3.8 platform will support VYKON Enterprise Security 2.3u1
Dear valued VYKON Partner, We have released a VYKON Enterprise Security 2.3 update, along with an updated Niagara AX 3.8 platform (3.8u2) that supports this release.
VYKON Enterprise Security 2.3u1 is a best-in-class access control and security system that goes beyond access control for total integration. Customers can use VYKON Enterprise Security 2.3u1 to centralize operations and unify the building ecosystem, while protecting everything inside.
Key advantages include:
* JACE® 8000 licensing options, offering a single hardware platform for all building systems
* LDAP/Active Directory database integration
* Database integration API for centralized management of logical and physical access
* Easy Lobby® visitor management
* And more (click for features overview)
Our comprehensive set of literature, including a newly updated JACE 8000 data sheet with ordering information for VYKON Enterprise Security on the JACE 8000, provides additional product detail.
Niagara AX 3.8u2 has been released with VYKON Enterprise Security 2.3u1. This update resolves issues both with Windows 10 service pack updates changing Host IDs and server modifications made by the National Weather Service, and addresses defects with the Java Applet.
We look forward to you benefiting from these exciting new releases!