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Entry-level Smart Building Management

by Benchmark

J2 Innovations, a Siemens Company, has unveiled the entry-level FIN microBMS, a compact building management software package that enables partners to deliver easy-to-install solutions for small to mid-sized buildings across multiple sites

J2 Innovations, the developer of the easy-to-configure and use software platform for building automation and IoT applications, FIN Framework (FIN), has launched the FIN microBMS software package which is a powerful, simple-to-use, plug-and-play solution for efficient building management which removes the complexity and cost found in many BMSs from building control specialists.

The driving force behind the development of FIN microBMS was the lack of options in the market for managing smaller scale building environments. The power of FIN Framework delivers a fully-featured versatile solution that is simple enough for installers and integrators to configure and use, yet offers high levels of automation and integration.

Users can monitor, control and visualise all the operational and energy assets such as HVAC, lighting and security systems inside a building or buildings across numerous sites to optimise the comfort levels, safety and energy efficiency.  A dashboard flags the status or health as well as maintenance requirements of all the connected devices, while trend monitoring and utility metering are reported by the system. Plug-and-play simplifies the installation of any preconfigured hardware solutions.

Natively built for tags and support for the Project Haystack 4 open standard, FIN provides an intuitive user-experience with intelligent data-management, analytics and simplified workflows. J2’s latest Edge2Cloud capability provides operators with a secure remote connection to the Micro BMS for accessing building data, servicing and upgrading of the system.

Chris Irwin, VP Sales EMEA, stated, ‘The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has boosted the energy performance of buildings across the EU and recent amendments have now made BACS mandatory for certain-sized buildings; i.e. in the small-medium and simple category. The FIN microBMS meets the requirement of providing more sophisticated automation to help save energy and money. In the future, all commercial buildings will be connected with intelligent controls. This shift towards smarter controls makes the FIN microBMS ideal for multi-site operators or electrical and mechanical contractors working on small retail premises, restaurants, local authorities, small offices and leisure sites.’

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