Metasys® 9.0 building automation system from Johnson Controls offers new IP controllers and enhanced user interface

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New release helps customers future-proof their investments and be more productive

MILWAUKEE – (Sept. 13, 2017) – The new Metasys® 9.0 building automation system from Johnson Controls offers substantial enhancements to the Metasys product line, including two new IP/Ethernet-based controllers and user interface (UI) features that make finding critical information and resolving issues easier than ever.

Because the two new BACnet® IP field equipment controllers communicate on Ethernet IP networks, they support increased network performance and bandwidth and enable easy integrations. They also help reduce customers’ total cost of ownership of their Metasys system, by sharing IT networking assets and infrastructure and by future-proofing the BAS network wiring with Ethernet cabling. Both are BTL-listed as BACnet Advanced Application Controllers (B-AAC), include a real-time clock for internal scheduling, alarming and trending, and support star and daisy chain network wiring topologies.

“Metasys 9.0 is the product of talking with, listening to and observing building operators who used earlier Metasys releases,” said Don Albinger, vice president and general manager, Global Controls, Johnson Controls. “With this release, we’ve responded to requests for a personalized system that matches operational styles and needs, and a system that is even easier to operate, readily accessible and quick to provide information. The result is an enhanced Metasys system, which delivers increased productivity, operational savings and reduced installation costs.”

The enhanced UI includes a Building Network feature, which provides access to all objects defined under the Metasys component hierarchy for a familiar navigation and status experience. The Building Network view requires no configuration, resulting in a faster delivery of the Metasys UI. Another enhancement—Advanced Search and Reporting—allows Metasys operators to quickly search for data, create reports and issue bulk commands, making it easier than ever to get critical data out of the Metasys system and to restore order.
“Metasys 9.0 is the product of talking with, listening to and observing building operators who used earlier Metasys releases.” -- Don Albinger, vice president and general manager, Global Controls, Johnson Controls.

Custom Dashboards enable personalization of the Metasys UI—by widget and device type—to match varied operational styles for enhanced operator productivity. In addition, Custom Behaviors provides Metasys UI designers the flexibility to use custom symbols and images to match individual building or enterprise needs or local standards. These new features enhance the already powerful capabilities of the Metasys UI, such as its groundbreaking ease of navigation, mobile-friendly HTML5 design and modern, photo-realistic graphics.

To learn more about Metasys 9.0, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com/buildings/specialty-pages/metasys-release. For additional information about Johnson Controls, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions
Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_Buildings on Twitter.

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