Johnson Controls boosts productivity, improves energy efficiency and helps protect against cyber threats with latest release of Metasys®
MILWAUKEE – (August 10, 2016) – Johnson Controls introduces Metasys® 8.0, the latest in building automation system (BAS) enhancements for ease of use, faster troubleshooting, less time on task, reduced risk and easier integrations.
Metasys leads the way with advanced BAS technology, providing essential instrumentation and control to save energy, lower operational costs, and enable efficient and secure operations.
Among the system’s key enhancements are graphics available across multiple mobile devices, alarm management that enables alarm prioritization for improved productivity, and improved scheduling and custom trending that save time and ease troubleshooting. Additionally, new reporting features make it easier to access trends, alarms, audits and scheduling data. Tenant-based users will also appreciate spaces authorization, which allows them to access the system and see only the data they need.
Metasys 8.0 builds upon features introduced in December 2014 with Metasys 7.0, which included a new mobile-optimized, easy-to-use interface that displayed information by building spaces.
“As a result of these improvements, building operators are not only able to do more from anywhere or any device, they can drill down to critical information much more quickly, enabling them to resolve issues faster and reduce time on task. We had one customer tell us, ‘I haven't seen anyone have something so intuitive and easy to use,’” said Nazanin Hoglund, vice president of Systems Product Management. “Meanwhile, system improvements help preserve customers’ investments by ensuring their long-term viability.”
The system follows industry and government best practices, including added Information Technology (IT) security with secure password management as well as dormant user account reporting. The reporting helps prevent unauthorized access with the ability to identify unused accounts that need to be shut down. Metasys also provides support for BACnet Protocol Revision 12 on engines for interoperability between Metasys and BACnet Testing Laboratories™ (BTL)-listed third-party BACnet devices, making Metasys more open and easy to integrate than ever.
Metasys 8.0 is available to ship now. To learn more, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/buildings/specialty-pages/metasys-release or to take a tour of Metasys 8.0, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/metasystour.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 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 2016, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #17 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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Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Efficiency’s breadth of offerings help building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe® and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_BEnews.
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