Johnson Controls Facility Explorer Supervisory Controller Gets Turbo Charged

Wow Johnson Controls just announced some really cool enhancements to the Johnson Facility Explorer Supervisory Controllers including:
FX Supervisory Controller Software Release 4.0
FX20, FX60, and FX70 Supervisory Controllers including factory-installed BACnet® Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MS/TP) protocol driver license

Also check out the additional optional drivers that are now available

FX Energy Suite

FX20 and FX60 basic demo supervisory controllers

New Product Code Numbers for FX20 and FX60

New LONWORKS® option card and driver product code numbers

Standard panels with selected BACnet MS/TP enabled FX Supervisory Controllers
FX Supervisory Controller Software Release 4.0
FX Supervisory Controller Software Release 4.0 uses NiagaraAX 3.6, which contains several new features and enhancements. Some of the new features include:

A new option card (LP-FXSRAM-0) with battery-less backup, which eliminates the need for battery packs. The option card fits in an FX Supervisory controller option card slot and provides data preservation when power is lost. The LP-FXSRAM-0 preserves any transient history and alarm database changes as well as configuration changes. You do not need to replace batteries (which eliminates battery disposal) or provide maintenance costs.

Wi-Fi FX70 mini-PCI card (LP-FX70WIFI-0) provides 802.11 connectivity to a Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi) Local Area Network (LAN). The FX70WIFI supports Wireless Enabled Programmable (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access/Pre-Shared Key (WPA/PSK) Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP), WPA2/PSK CCMP, WPA, and WPA2 network security authentication/encryption. This card eliminates LAN wiring and therefore reduces installation cost and increases installation flexibility.

Improved FX Supervisory Controller performance by an upgraded version of the QNX® operating system (6.4.1), which includes IPv6 support in the FX60 and FX70 and HotSpot Java Virtual Machine (JVM) used in the FX60 and FX70.
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Tool usability improvements include wire sheet enhancements and a new Baja Query Language (BQL) expression component that provides custom math or custom logic component definition.
Wire sheet improvements include:

Data type conversions within links. Eliminate the need to add conversion blocks.

Link highlighting. Easily see links for a selected block.

Navigating between links. Easily navigate between links by double-clicking the links.

Link selection. Easily select different links when they overlap each other.

Link deletion. Delete an off-page link via the right-click menu.

Maximum size. Set the maximum size of a wire sheet.

Sedona Component auto-sizing. Use the auto-sizing feature to calculate component width on the Sedona wire sheet.

RSA SecurID Integration allows users to validate credentials using RSA SecurID server. The user is given a unique token code to log on (code periodically changes). This feature includes custom logon screens in FX Workbench and a Web browser. This is a standard feature, requiring no additional license fee.

Platforms supported at FX Supervisory Controller Software Release 4.0 include:

Microsoft® Windows® 7

Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008

Microsoft Virtual Server 2008

VMWare® Server 2

User interface support for more handheld devices including Android™ and Blackberry®. A configuration assistant helps the user set screen display size in the user profile for the optimal display size for a particular device.

Graphical point history on the handheld user interface. We also provide live graphing to view point values as they change.

Nice job Johnson Controls !! A very easy to use automation controls system just got some major upgrades.

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