Last month we shared that The S4 Group has been accepted as a Preferred Supplier for the Controls Group North America (CGNA) organization. CGNA hosts a monthly webinar as part of their ongoing training support of CGNA Member Companies. This month, The S4 Group was the presenter with Enabling Niagara ® for Legacy Metasys® Installations / Cost effective retrofits with the S4 Open: BACnet-N2 Router. “The Power of Two,” the value proposition of using the S4 Open: BACnet-N2 Router as the integration platform into legacy JCI Metasys® N2 BAS installations in conjunction with Niagara to provide the user experience and application platform was the basis for this presentation. Knowing that many of the CGNA Member Companies are invested in the Niagara ecosystem, this was a perfect introduction presentation for sales and marketing professionals and anyone who needs to understand the product and its value proposition. There was a great representation of CGNA Member Companies and their contractor partners in attendance. During the presentation we emphasized that the same value proposition exists for integrations with any BACnet/IP operator workstation or global controller.
We fielded questions throughout the presentation and finished the session by performing an actual integration from our test lab. A number of these questions focused on quantifying the value of integrating with the N2 Router vs. a 3rd party driver in a JACE. The Power of Two presentation, along with our “Top 10” list and our S4 Open Appliances technical presentation, will be published in the member section of the CGNA web site. In a continuing effort to assist CGNA Member Companies in developing the expertise to sell and support S4 products, we anticipate scheduling our 2-day boot camp here at S4 for a number of those interesting in taking a deep dive into product design, installation, integration details, and support. We will be participating in the CGNA Spring ”Synergy” Conference April 22nd through 25th in Savannah and will be offering a conference special discount on the S4 Boot Camp program to attendees.
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