Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Building automation

Open standards platform for integrating building automation systems launched

ICONICS, has announced a new solution FacilityWorX.

FacilityWorX Key Features

* Intuitive Web-enabled interface
* Native BACnet Support
* Rich HVAC Symbol Library
* Graphical interface for device and tree navigational view
* Calendar based scheduling for planning
* Campus-wide alarm management
* Receive alerts via mobile devices or Web Browsers
* Charting, analysis and reporting tools
* Robust data logging and archiving
* Redundancy support for critical applications
* Certified on latest hardware and software
FacilityWorX enables facility managers to intelligently reduce cost, increase security, improve alarm response time and achieve better energy efficiency. It provides an open standards software integration platform for existing building automation systems to achieve a complete operational view of an entire building or campus. Integrate lighting, elevator, boiler, chiller, fire, generator, access control, and HVAC control systems into one easy-to-configure operational console. FacilityWorX communicates via BACnet, Modbus, JCI N1, SNMP, LonWorks and OPC with all major control systems.

"ICONICS runs in over 40,000 building control applications worldwide, making facilities a key market for us," said Mark Hepburn, Vice President of Worldwide Sales for ICONICS. "FacilityWorX connects the various building control systems found in our buildings and campuses into unified management systems. It is designed with the BAS integrator in mind for easy development to drive profitability and efficiency. FacilityWorX will be marketed exclusively in the Americas through organizations who specialize in building automation system solutions and services."

It provides users with the greatest application performance, reliability and flexibility. Certification for Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Vista operating systems assures applications will run for years to come, thereby "future proofing your investment."

Due to the skyrocketing costs of energy, the need for a solution such as FacilityWorX has never been greater. FacilityWorX helps companies become "green" and reduce their overall carbon footprint through optimizations made to energy consumption. It can also assist companies in meeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards for the operation of green buildings.

"Facility Managers today require the capability to integrate their existing building automation systems into a single common operational view that provides the intelligence necessary to make critical control decisions that have major impact on both managing energy costs as well as monitoring and controlling security," according to Craig Resnick, Research Director at ARC Advisory Group. "For Facility Managers to be most effective, they must have a solution capable of analyzing the multiple sources of data required to run an entire facility, as well as a system capable of providing collaboration between visualization, alarm management, scheduling, reporting and analysis functions. ICONICS' FacilityWorX software solution meets this collaboration capability objective."

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