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Johnson Controls Updates Building Solutions Programming Interface

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MILWAUKEE -- Johnson Controls, a provider of intelligent building solutions, has released Metasys 10.0, programming interface, which will offer facility personnel with smarter building automation, faster responses to critical alarms and new integrations with fire detection, security and lighting systems – all with visibility from a single common interface.

Metasys 10.0 introduces a new and improved set of integrations that include the C·CURE 9000 Access Control and victor Video Management Systems, and simpler integrations with SIMPLEX Fire Systems and with lighting systems from leading lighting providers.

The new Metasys Application Programming Interface (API) enables data to be securely extracted from Metasys 10.0 and integrated with Johnson Controls or third-party data visualization tools for robust data analysis and reporting.

“Metasys has always delivered a strong integrations platform, but we’re really excited about how easy we’re making it for customers to integrate both HVAC and non-HVAC systems into Metasys 10.0,” said Chris Eichmann, vice president and general manager, Global Controls Products, Johnson Controls.  “Providing our customers with access to critical system data from a single, intuitively-designed interface makes it faster and easier for them to do their jobs. We’re seeing some great early successes at sites like Georgia-Pacific in Atlanta.”

Several new hardware devices were also added to Metasys 10.0, including:
•           Two new equipment controllers with removable screw terminal blocks for easy installation, high capacity memory and fast processing;
•           A new 4-in-1 network sensor series with the ability to sense temperature, humidity, CO2 and occupancy – all with one sensor;
•           A new TEC3000 thermostat controller with color touchscreen.

Another innovative feature is Ethernet ring topology support for Metasys IP equipment controllers. Delivered as part of Johnson Controls’ collaboration with Cisco, it allows controllers to be configured in a ring network, improving system reliability and resiliency.

As part of the new Metasys release, the Metasys User Interface (UI) introduces several new features that reduce operators’ time on task. A key feature is the ability for users to schedule reports to be delivered via email and save and execute report templates on demand, reducing time spent configuring and providing reports.

For more than a quarter century, Metasys building automation has delivered consistent results to meet even the most complex building management needs.

This new major release keeps today’s buildings on top of change, with all the Metasys benefits you expect, including:
•     Operational savings through extended building management capabilities and enhanced productivity
•     Energy savings through coordinated control, precise data and peak equipment performance
•     IT and platform security through best-practice processes
•     Faster troubleshooting and response through advanced diagnostics
•     Greater occupant comfort, security and satisfaction

For more information on Metasys 10.0, visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/buildings/specialty-pages/metasys-release.