Johnson Controls Authorized Building Control Specialist (ABCS) partners were originally one of the organizations whose needs we targeted when we developed the original S4 Open Appliances. While the Facility Explorer product meets many of the integration requirements for the ABCS, there remain some significant needs that are not being met, especially as projects get larger and more complicated. With the introduction of cloud-based applications like analytics, continuous commissioning, energy monitoring and management, there is a new desire to provide an on-site agent to access the data in Metasys® systems - without disturbing the day to day operation of the Metasys® system.
Our S4 Open: BACnet-N2 Router works with any generation Metasys® supervisory controller and supports all variations of the N2 protocol. We would like to re-introduce the ABCS community to our products and invite you to review the top 10 reasons why BAS integrators are using our products, even with Niagara-based installations like the Facility Explorer.
The S4 Open Appliances are the only integration product with this degree of flexibility!
A complete, and extensible, catalog of S4 developed Device Type Templates is available for all known N2 devices.
Device Type Templates can be customized, or developed by, the integrator.
A support utility converts Metasys® configuration files to custom Device Type Templates
The S4 Open Appliances are the only integration product that does this!
Utilizing Niagara applications and user interface capabilities in conjunction with the S4 Open: BACnet-N2 Router provides a superior integration. We can provide a “Power of Two” PowerPoint presentation that discusses this value proposition. Contact Steve if you would like a copy.
To explore how we can work together and open up additional business opportunities for you, contact Steve to discuss your needs or schedule a live demo of the system for your integration team. If you are really excited and ready to get started now contact Stephanie to schedule an Integration Boot Camp for your team.
There are other ways that we may be able to work together. Frequently, our integration partners are in need of ongoing support for the legacy Metasys® systems they are integrating to. We maintain a list of Metasys® experts who we refer to these integrators and would be happy to add your organization to this list.
We are frequently asked where our integrator partners can purchase M-Tools and Metasys® parts and supplies. We would be happy to add your organization to this referral list.
In closing, S4 believes that the time is right to re-introduce ourselves, and our products, to the ABCS community. There are lots of technical and business reasons for partnership. Let’s help each other be more successful.