Metasys®: Building Automation Systems
Improving Your Energy Efficiency Through Better Building Management.
To achieve energy savings within your building, you must ensure that every building subsystem, from heating to security, works together as a cohesive unit. By bringing independent systems together, building automation leads directly to better performance and more intelligent energy use.
The Metasys® building automation system from Johnson Controls ensures all of your building systems – comfort controls, lighting, fire safety, security and equipment – operate together in harmony. With its innovative IT-based infrastructure, software and wireless capabilities, Metasys® is the one integrated network that coordinates and organizes all the information logically, then delivers it where and when you need it.
Already the winner of the 2009 Frost & Sullivan North American BAS Market Leadership Award, Metasys® now offers even more; more mobility, flexibility, reliability, visibility and more opportunities to create comfortable, safe and sustainable environments.
Read on to learn why organizations choose Metasys® to take control of their buildings.
How Metasys® Can Help You
Our building automation systems have a direct impact upon your ability to maximize the performance of your facility.
Here are just some of the ways that Metasys® can help you to manage your energy use more efficiently:
We’ve designed Metasys® with the user in mind. It’s easy to configure and deploy and no special training is required to use it. Its enhanced Ready Access Portal (RAP) graphics capability and tenant user setup capabilities deliver targeted views of data to building occupants for improved energy management.
For example, a single, customized view for a nurse or school administrator can be delivered to any PC at the site running only a web browser. Even better, the building automation system interface is now compatible with Apple iPhone® or iPod® Touch platforms.
Facility managers are desperate to understand – and improve – their building's energy use and energy savings. Metasys® empowers them to do both.
The Energy Essentials panel leverages the Metasys® Advanced Reporting System. Our building automation system takes existing data and presents it in the most organized and informative way. With customizable reports, you can use an at-a-glance view to decide on your energy strategy.
In addition, our Chiller Plant Optimization (CPO) will help facility managers operate their chiller plants more effectively. CPO algorithms are used to operate and sequence plant equipment in an efficient and reliable manner, ensuring that runtime, starts and stops are equalized across the individual plant components.
An Open Building Management System for Unrivaled Compatibility
Compatible with past, present and future technologies, Metasys® systems offer seamless connection and interaction with your building’s systems, allowing precise energy control.
Metasys® makes use of BACnet® interoperability and enhanced wireless performance to solve the communication frustrations that multi-site enterprises and campuses face. Recent improvements make it easier than ever to seamlessly connect every one of your building subsystems with the Metasys® platform.
We’ve enhanced Metasys® by:
- Redesigning our Field Equipment Controllers
- Making updates and improvements to our Terminal Equipment Controller
- Adding more Wireless and Network Sensors
- Enhancing software and firmware
Wireless technology can be incorporated at one level or all levels of the Metasys® system. Since Metasys® incorporates the latest wireless technologies into more devices, you can implement a system that stretches into every hard-to-reach corner of your building. In addition, wireless technology streamlines retrofits and results in faster download times.
Johnson Controls’ Wireless Building Technologies increase application flexibility and cost effectiveness at the system’s user interface, network automation, field controller and room sensing levels.
Commercial Security & Fire Systems
Metasys® now incorporates one of Johnson Controls’ other great building automation systems, the P2000 security management system.
The P2000 includes software and network controllers that ensure the safety of employees and maintain the security of company assets.
The P2000 is an open integration platform designed to operate with a variety of security subsystems including access control, video surveillance systems, fire and burglar alarms, visitor management and a variety of other commercial security and safety systems.
Now, with the P2000 integrated into Metasys®, you can access and analyze security data right alongside your other building subsystems.
Find Out More About Metasys®
Contact Johnson Controls to learn more about achieving your energy goals with our building automation systems.