Honeywell has announced the launch of IQ Vision, a building energy management system (BEMS) from Trend Control Systems.
Part of Honeywell’s Connecting Building offering, IQ Vision is designed to help building owners and managers optimise energy use in their properties, the company said in a statement.
According to the company, the IQ Vision software integrates Trend controllers, smart devices, and internet protocols into a platform that enables operators to manage and save energy in real-time, while optimising operations using an intuitive graphical interface.
The platform reportedly also provides graphical energy usage information to standard internet browsers, and can integrate third-party devices using open standard protocols such as BACnet, Modbus, MBUS, and KNX.
The system also includes built-in functions like centralised data logging, archiving, alarming, trending, master scheduling, system wide database management, and integration with enterprise software applications – all of which can be used for highlighting and investigating energy use within buildings, Honeywell added.
According to the company, IQ Vision is configured using the Niagara 4 interface, which utilises HTML5 to provide features that are in tune with the evolution of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
Moreover, it comes with in-built authentication that requires users to choose strong Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) passwords that are then encrypted.