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Siemens Industry, Inc. has enhanced its line of APOGEE® and TALON® Building Automation Systems to include BACnet web-based remote system monitoring, commanding, alarm management, scheduling and trending functions. The new BACnet enhancements also improve operator efficiency and convenience with browser-based internet system access and control functionality.
New features include controller-based BACnet web pages for viewing, commanding and monitoring system information. Local and remote access to configure and edit the Web-based controller database has also been added, as well as cost saving BACnet MS/TP programmable controllers, remote I/O and a local controller user interface. The Web browser feature also mitigates the necessity for a dedicated PC based workstation through its simple-to-use interface. Any PC or laptop connected to the Internet can access the controller database and maintain system control remotely.
“The APOGEE and TALON product lines specifically address the growing need for sophisticated, standard protocol based controls,” says Nancy Stein, director, Product Management, Siemens Industry, Inc. “The improvements provide the flexibility to meet existing and emerging control requirements for smaller buildings and systems, as well as enable it to grow and be part of the largest campuses and systems.”