Johnson Controls launches next generation building automation system for light commercial facilities and buildings in Asia
Building Control Manager (BCM) 2.0 features innovative software upgrades and intuitive interface to enhance user experience
SINGAPORE – (October 8, 2015) – Johnson Controls introduces BCM 2.0, an upgraded version of its Building Control Manager (BCM) system, featuring new productivity tools and an improved user interface. The BCM 2.0 builds on the success of Metasys®, the world’s leading building automation system, to optimize the energy and operational efficiency of light commercial facilities and buildings. It is available in China, India and most countries in Southeast Asia.
Improved productivity at the workplace
BCM 2.0 comes with the Engineering Tool, a powerful software tool that utilizes a standardized approach and naming convention to generate database backups for the BCM core engine and user interface. This facilitates workflow and provides engineers with the option of working offline.
“The BCM Engineering Tool is one of the key new features of BCM 2.0 that will greatly improve the productivity of engineers. The time required to create the engineering database and configure the BCM user interface has been reduced significantly, by up to 50 percent,” said Wenxiang Feng, senior manager for control system, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency.
Enhanced user experience with intuitive user interface
BCM 2.0 improves the user experience by directing attention to important tasks and presenting critical information in an intuitive manner. For example, the entire plant with chillers, cooling towers and pumps are now in one schematic with graphics and summary generated intelligently. Features like pop-up windows, sound alerts and short message service are integrated to trigger alarms so that facility managers can react promptly. The overall improved engineering design aids, graphics generation features and visualizations will enable facility managers to carry out simple programming without assistance from engineers.
A pioneer in building automation systems, Johnson Controls invented the first electric room thermostat and automatic zone temperature control system for buildings more than a century ago. In the 1970s, Johnson Controls invented the industry’s first mini-computer to control building systems. Today, Metasys by Johnson Controls is the world’s leading building automation system and a proven platform with an installed base of over 100,000 systems globally, including many landmark buildings such as the Shanghai World Financial Center in China and Abeno Harukas in Japan.
Built on the core assets of Metasys, BCM is a customized solution developed to help less complex buildings - including business hotels, residential buildings and light industrial facilities - improve their operations in a cost-effective way without compromising the comfort of building occupants.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2015, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter
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