Region: The Americas
Johnson Controls unveils Metasys 10.0
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, 25 June 2019: Johnson Controls on June 14 announced the release of Metasys 10.0, which the company described through a Press communiqué as designed to deliver more unified building management. The latest Metasys provides 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, the communiqué said.
According to the communiqué, Metasys 10.0 introduces a new and improved set of integrations. These include new integrations with 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 communiqué said.
A 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, the communiqué said.
“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.”
According to the communiqué, Metasys 10.0 features several new hardware devices, 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, the communiqué said. Delivered as part of Johnson Controls’ collaboration with Cisco, it allows controllers to be configured in a ring network, improving system reliability and resiliency, the communiqué said.
As part of the new Metasys release, the Metasys User Interface (UI) introduces several new features that reduce operators’ time on task, the communiqué said. A key feature, the communiqué added, 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, the communiqué said. The new major release, the communiqué said, 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