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Johnson Control releases Metasys 12.0 with enhanced security

Metasys 12.0 integrates HVAC and non-HVAC systems into a single platform and is designed for fast troubleshooting in the field.

Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), a technology company, announces an update to Metasys, its building automation system (BAS) that is meant to provide the foundation for fully optimized building management.

Metasys 12.0 integrates HVAC and non-HVAC systems into a single platform. It is designed for fast field troubleshooting to maintain the latest computer and networking security standards and reduce installation time and costs. It also offers Metasys users of older software a significant opportunity to upgrade their systems.

“Metasys 12.0 builds on the proven automation and ease of use that our customers have come to expect from Metasys,” said Bill Schwebel, vice president and general manager, Global Building Automation Systems and Controls. “Rigorously tested to ensure successful deployments and upgrades, we’ve enhanced Metasys to streamline workflows and maximize user efficiency. We also introduced BACnet/SC Compliance, which is an updated industry interoperability standard that we helped design, allowing customers to stay current with the latest IT security requirements.

Metasys version 12.0 improves system security by following the new BACnet Secure Connect (BACnet/SC) interoperability standard for current computer security protocols, which helps to further secure communications between Metasys IP components, says the society. It also supports MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT), a standard messaging protocol for the Internet of Things (IoT), providing support for next-generation network engines to easily exchange Metrasys data with platforms and popular IoT applications across the system.

Other enhancements include an expanded line of next-generation equipment controllers with integrated displays and keypads, including a new remote-mountable display assembly so customers and technicians can quickly troubleshoot and restore control near equipment. mechanical equipment.

Additionally, with the Metasys Site Management Portal (SMP) reaching its end of life, version 12.0 allows existing SMP users to future-proof their investment by migrating to the Metasys User Interface (UI). To support this, Metasys UI now includes familiar SMP views and features, according to the company.

The Metasys user interface helps maximize efficiency and protect building investments with spatial navigation and a Cyber ​​Health dashboard. New users can learn to use basic system functions in five minutes and it offers 96% less learning time than traditional BAS. The Metasys user interface requires 86% fewer clicks than traditional BAS, providing quick access to critical data.

For more information, visit johnsoncontrols.com.