Tridium Building Automation

Tridium is a leading developer of innovative software platforms for BAS systems. Their automation framework specializes in connecting people and devices over wireless networks. 

Tridium systems are open, non-proprietary, and allow for complete building management regardless of equipment manufacturer. As a result, a facility manager can easily finetune a building’s modern controls or legacy system.

Hospitals, schools, and offices worldwide trust Tridium for their building management needs. This state-of-the-art software offers building managers a robust system with complete integration, intelligent monitoring, and enhanced performance capabilities.

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Tridium’s Niagara Framework

The Niagara Framework is an open building automation system—it connects equipment that uses various communication protocols into a single software platform. The framework makes a unified front end from all the ad-hoc equipment software out there. 

Switching to a centralized web-based platform is a huge relief for a busy facility manager.

Use Niagara software to integrate building systems, including:

  • HVAC
  • Lighting
  • Elevator controls
  • Parking area controls
  • Fire and smoke detectors
  • Gas detectors
  • Access controls
  • Digital signage systems

The Tridium Advantage

Tridium BAS systems provide facility managers with total control over their systems. Advanced analytics, energy efficiency support, and a reliable return on investment are just some of the many benefits of adopting this comprehensive building automation solution.

Web-Based Portals Permit Access from Anywhere, Anytime

Web-based portals provide access to the Building Automation System (BAS) from anywhere with an internet connection. This feature marks a significant shift from the traditional requirement of being on-site to adjust system settings. Now, users can manage the system from home or any remote location. This flexibility allows for immediate response to any needed changes, enhancing the company’s operational efficiency.

The ability for multiple users to access the BAS system simultaneously is convenient and time-saving. This streamlined approach reduces employees’ time managing the system and significantly saves costs. Employees can focus on other critical tasks, contributing positively to the company’s bottom line.

Remote troubleshooting is a key advantage of web-based portal access. It enables quick identification of issues within the BAS. This approach allows dispatching a service person with the correct parts, often resolving the issue on the first visit. Sometimes, they can rectify the problem without performing a service call.  

Easy-to-Use Interface Provides Intuitive Controls

The intuitive user interface reduces training requirements for personnel who monitor and control building systems. New staff can quickly learn to leverage the software’s full capabilities for centralized equipment oversight. This user-friendly design lets facilities teams efficiently manage HVAC, lighting, security, and more without extensive technical expertise or ongoing software education.

Easily Incorporate Existing Systems

The ability to incorporate and upgrade existing systems is a significant efficiency booster for companies. This feature allows clients to repurpose parts of their current systems while avoiding the need for a total overhaul.  

For example, a company approached Conexus after they received a $100,000 complete system replacement quote. We reused existing components and reduced the overall cost to just $30,000. While this is an extreme case, it clearly illustrates the potential for savings.

By reusing existing components, companies avoid the high expenses of purchasing entirely new systems. This approach saves money, reduces waste, and maximizes the value of their current investments. The reduced expenditure on system upgrades leaves more resources available for other critical business areas.

Advanced Analytics Deliver Value and a Superior ROI

Advanced system analytics significantly enhance company efficiency. The software replaces the need for human decision-making in system monitoring. Instead of personnel manually checking for issues, the analytics software does it automatically. 

It is far more advanced than human analysis and can detect even the subtlest inefficiencies. For example, the software can identify when a unit is simultaneously heating and cooling—a situation that a human being can easily overlook. The system ensures optimal operation by immediately flagging system conflicts.

The software’s ability to identify and correct inefficiencies reduces unnecessary energy usage, cuts costs, and enhances the overall system performance. As a result, companies see a superior return on investment (ROI) from their system.

Real-Time Reporting Enables Practical Management

Real-time reporting is a powerful tool that enhances a company’s efficiency by providing immediate insight into operational issues. For instance, you might get an alarm that says the building automation system found that a damper or valve has failed open and is costing you $75 daily.

This allows for prioritization of critical issues based on their financial impact. It can sort a hundred different system problems by daily cost, allowing you to address the most expensive ones first. Addressing major issues quickly helps cut losses, boost the bottom line, and turn potential setbacks into manageable tasks.

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Work with Tridium Experts 

At Conexus, our expert technicians install, service, and maintain Tridium systems. We’ve partnered with Tridium to provide our clients with an open platform that integrates with their current equipment. Our innovative solutions feature analytics and insights that empower building managers to make data-driven decisions about their buildings. 

Contact us today to discover how we can deliver the building management you deserve.

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