Tridium BMS Integration Options

March 23, 2022 By Mid-Atlantic Controls 3 minute read

Tridium Niagara 4Tridium Building Management Systems (BMS) offers a better way to manage your building, achieve energy efficiency goals, and provide your tenants with superior comfort. There are many benefits to running a Tridium BMS:

  • World-class cybersecurity
  • An open platform
  • A single-tool infrastructure and the ability to create more efficient and intelligent systems
  • Real-time reporting and analytics

The Niagara Framework allows facility managers and building owners to control and manage various systems regardless of their protocol or manufacturer. With over one million installations worldwide, Niagara is one of the most popular frameworks due to its open platform, flexibility, and wide range of integration options.

Read on to learn more about Tridium building management system integration options.

Niagara Framework

The Niagara Framework is a comprehensive software platform that allows the deployment and development of device-to-enterprise applications and connected products. It offers a wide range of features such as:

  • Data management
  • System-wide control
  • Critical device connectivity
  • Can control locally or over the web
  • Ability to uncover real-time insights

Niagara is an open platform—meaning that it can connect to and translate data from almost any system or device. This is one of the main reasons why a Tridium building management system upgrade is so popular, as it enables building-wide usage of manufacturer-agnostic equipment.

The massive Niagara Community of development partners and customers help to expand the scope and improve the platform. This translates into a continually improving product that will add immense value for many decades to come.

Benefits of Upgrading Your Legacy BMS

When your legacy BMS system starts showing signs of its age, and it’s no longer able to meet the needs of your building and your tenants, you have two options—upgrade or replace it entirely.

While there are some situations where replacing your BMS system is the only option, more often than not, you can save a tremendous amount of money and time by upgrading to an open system, such as Tridium and the Niagara Framework.

Instead of replacing the entire system, an upgrade allows you to replace the failing parts on an as-needed basis. Upgrading to an open BMS system provides many benefits, such as:

  • Improved security
  • Increased tenant comfort
  • Ability to improve energy efficiency
  • Access to powerful real-time analytics and reporting
  • Ability to add new hardware from any manufacturer

Niagara Framework Integration Options

A “driver” is a piece of software that lets a component, such as an alarm system or HVAC equipment, communicate with the Niagara operating system. Thanks to the hard work of Niagara developers and the overall community at large, many available drivers will allow your equipment to “talk” to the Niagara Framework.

Some of the more popular drivers include:

  • Honeywell
  • Johnson
  • Danfoss
  • Emerson
  • Modbus
  • oBIX
  • Siemens
  • Trane

Click here to be taken to the Tridium website and view the complete list of over 200+ system integration drivers available for free or purchase. If you can’t find the driver or application you need on that list, the openness of the Niagara environment means that you can develop the solution you need with relative ease.

Tridium BMS Integration from MACC

Upgrading your legacy BMS system to a more modern and open version, such as Tridium and the Niagara Framework, will provide improved energy efficiency, increased tenant comfort, and enable you to meet the overall goals of your building.

At MACC, we’re an independent contractor who specializes in providing highly customized solutions that solve a wide range of challenges. Click below to learn more about the importance of maintaining a BMS system.

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