California-based building automation developer J2 Innovations has launched the FIN microBMS, a building management system for the management and support of small to mid-sized buildings across multiple sites.
The entry-level FIN-based system is a plug-and-play solution for efficient building management, the firm said. FIN is a next-generation software framework for building automation and IoT applications. FIN provides features such as monitoring, control, alarming, scheduling, visualization, reporting, integration, and analytics, according to the company.
“The driving force behind the development of our first microBMS had been the obvious lack of options in the market for managing smaller scale building environments,” said Jeremy Wolfe, VP of sales for the Americas at J2 Innovations. “This isn’t a pared-down version that has compromised on functionality, the power of FIN Framework delivers a fully-featured versatile solution that is simple enough for installers to configure and use yet offers high levels of automation and integration.”
Users can monitor, control and visualize all the operational and energy assets such as HVAC, lighting and security systems inside a building or buildings across numerous sites to optimize the comfort levels, safety and energy efficiency. A dashboard flags the status or health as well as maintenance requirements of all the connected devices while trend monitoring and utility metering are reported by the system.
Chris Irwin, VP Sales EMEA at J2 Innovations said: “The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has boosted the energy performance of buildings across the EU and recent amendments have now made BACS mandatory for certain-sized buildings i.e. in the small-medium and simple category. The microBMS meets the requirement of providing more sophisticated automation to help save energy and money.”
“In the future all commercial buildings will be connected with intelligent controls. This shift towards smarter controls makes the microBMS ideal for multi-site operators or electrical and mechanical contractors working on restaurants, local authorities, small offices, leisure sites and small retail premises,” Irwin added.
J2 Innovations is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, operating as an independent legal entity.