In case you missed it, CCI is here to give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this year’s recent Niagara Summit. Built around the powerful forces driving the controls community, you’d be hard-pressed to find such an incredible mix of master systems integrators, building engineers, application developers, building owners, and facility managers anywhere else.
So what exactly did we encounter at the Niagara Summit 2022?
Our very own Michael Youngs, President and General Manager of CCI, led a panel on IAQ
Tenants and employees are returning to their commercial and industrial settings, and the next big question on everyone’s mind is how we approach indoor air quality (IAQ). Customers want to know if it’s safe to be back in buildings and what actions have been taken by the employer and/or building owner to ensure their safety.
Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a condition affecting workers and inhabitants of buildings alike. And it’s the last thing your customers want to deal with! At the end of the day, if you have poor IAQ, you’re going to have a sick building. IAQ index scores and dashboards are important to maintain your building(s) and ensure it and its occupants stay healthy. There are many products targeted for healthy buildings such as IAQ monitors, UV disinfection systems, and negative pressure solutions.
What’s next? Building Management Systems are moving to the CLOUD
We all see it happening. Over the last decade, systems and parts have started the move to a secure, digital framework as technology advances. There are convenience and connectivity benefits that come with the Cloud. Being able to complete and access is one of those benefits. Another benefit of the Cloud is real-time data. This is a positive effect on maintaining healthy efficient buildings. With BACnet products and powerful dashboards like Niagara Reflow controls and BAS professionals everywhere are enhancing their workflow and maintenance.
Here comes NEW Products: Jace 9000 and Niagara Edge 10.
The Niagara journey continues to evolve with each iteration of the Niagara Framework. As we progress to more digital-based services and products, the top priority becomes SECURITY. We are excited to learn about the latest JACE model – JACE 9000 which has built-in secure, remote access, as well as the Niagara Edge 10 Field Controller.
The JACE 9000 controller leverages all the features of Niagara 4 and up. It adds to the enhanced user experience, maximizing Niagara’s advantages in delivering HTML5 views, charting, and other aspects of data visualization, as well as its robust security and improved device management capabilities.
The Niagara Edge 10 is an IP-based field equipment controller powered by the Niagara Framework®. The Edge 10 drives applications such as zone temperature control, fan coil unit operation, single-stage air handling units, water-source heat pumps, and more.
The controller runs the full Niagara stack, with 10 points of onboard IO and remote expansion capability.