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New Product Flash: NiagaraAX Platform Drivers From Tridium

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in New Product Flash, Technology

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Published on October 25, 2011 with No Comments

Tridium now offers two more drivers for its NiagaraAX platform—the NiagaraAX Carrier Equipment Driver and the NiagaraAX McQuay Equipment Driver. These additions add to the company’s library of drivers and portfolio of hardware, software, and tools designed to create better buildings—ones that are smarter, use less energy, are more efficient, have lower operating costs, are safer and contribute to a sustainable environment.

The Niagara Framework® is a software platform that integrates diverse systems and devices regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol into a unified platform that can be managed and controlled in real time over the Internet using a standard web browser.

The Niagara AX Carrier Equipment Driver works within the NiagaraAX Framework Architecture to provide integration of Carrier HVAC Equipment with JACE® platforms including the JACE-NXT and embedded JACEs such as the JACE-6 and JACE-7 series controllers. It allows for the discovery of CCN controllers and bridge devices mounted on Carrier equipment. Once discovered these devices and the information that they contain may be added to NiagaraAX JACEs and become part of a comprehensive building management system.

The NiagaraAX Driver for McQuay Equipment supports communication with the McQuay Open Protocol Master (OPM), which is a gateway device to a network of McQuay MicroTech controllers. This driver is compatible with NiagaraAX release 3.4 or later, communicates via RS-232 to one OPM, and works like other Niagara drivers with remote data represented as proxy points in the JACE station.

“Niagara’s open architecture continues to enable more devices to operate with the framework. The addition of these two drivers to our driver library opens up more possibilities for Niagara based building automation solutions”, said Marc Petock, vice president global marketing and communications at Tridium.” NiagaraAX software and hardware solutions are available from building control manufacturers and system integrators worldwide.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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