The new Metasys® 9.0 building automation system from Johnson Controls offers enhancements to the Metasys product line, including two new IP/Ethernet-based controllers and user interface (UI) features that make finding critical information and resolving issues easier, according to the manufacturer.

Because the two new BACnet® IP field equipment controllers communicate on Ethernet IP networks, they support increased network performance and bandwidth and enable easy integrations. Officials said they also help reduce customers’ total cost of ownership of their Metasys system by sharing IT networking assets and infrastructure and by future-proofing the BAS network wiring with Ethernet cabling. Both are BTL-listed as BACnet Advanced Application Controllers (B-AAC), include a real-time clock for internal scheduling, alarming and trending, and support star and daisy chain network wiring topologies.

The enhanced UI includes a Building Network feature, which provides access to all objects defined under the Metasys component hierarchy for a familiar navigation and status experience. The Building Network view requires no configuration, resulting in a faster delivery of the Metasys UI. Another enhancement — Advanced Search and Reporting — allows Metasys operators to quickly search for data, create reports, and issue bulk commands, making it easier to get critical data out of the Metasys system and to restore order.

Custom Dashboards enable personalization of the Metasys UI — by widget and device type — to match varied operational styles for enhanced operator productivity. In addition, Custom Behaviors provides Metasys UI designers the flexibility to use custom symbols and images to match individual building or enterprise needs or local standards.

-- Johnson Controls