Engineered Systems Magazine

Graphics library (limited offer)

October 27, 2010

QA Graphics has developed an Image Module which allows NiagaraAX users to utilize high-end graphics within their existing BAS software. The Module provides the licensed use of QA Graphics’ BAS Symbol Library v3.0, which offers more appealing and realistic graphics than provided by default with the Niagara AX platform. For a limited time, NiagaraAX users can try the Image Module for free to determine if the graphics library fits their needs.

The Image Module offers an affordable solution that provides both high-end graphics as well as the assurance that the final graphics are secure. The library provides access to over 280 static and 85 animated pre-built images of equipment and components needed to assemble most major mechanical systems including boilers, chillers, dampers, filters, piping, fans, cooling towers, generators, valves, ductwork, coils and more.

The BAS Image Module greatly simplifies the process of developing control system graphics:

1.   Load the module onto a workstation.
2.   Open it through the palette side bar similar to Niagara AX’s existing graphics.
3.   Drag the static/animated symbols from the palette to the canvas and build the graphics.

This free trial offer is available through November 30, and allows users to try out the graphics at their workstation for 30 days.  If users wish to access the graphics after the free trial, licenses can be purchased to use the graphics on Tridium’s JACE and AX Supervisor devices which utilize the Niagara AX platform. Free trials can be acquired at: www.qagraphics.com/graphic-services/bas-image-module.

License Options Include:

ENGINEERING WORKSTATION: (FREE TRIAL) $100 per workstation/per yearCreate graphics at a local workstation and transfer to a JACE or Supervisor device. *Standard licensing fees apply when moving graphics to JACE or Supervisor.

JACE: $245 per device

SUPERVISOR: $595 per Supervisor

For users with numerous projects scheduled throughout the year, bulk package rates are available, as well as custom image modules and branding options. To view graphics included in the library, visit www.qagraphics.com/bas-image-module. The BAS Symbol Library is also compatible with most building automation system (BAS) software, including Alerton, Andover, Reliable Controls, TAC, and Trane. To learn more, contact QA Graphics at 515.965.3403.