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Manifold web visualization with NETx BMS Clients

 

The embedded web server makes the NETx BMS Server a flexible platform for web based visualizations. All software components that you need to create your visualization are already included in the NETx BMS Server. The web engine only uses HTML and JavaScript for the visualization. So each device with standard web browser can serve as a so called BMS Client. The web based visualization is not limited to PC systems but can also be used on smartphones, tablets, touch panels or other embedded devices.

Versatile | Although BMS Clients are web based, they are able to provide extended and sophisticated visualizations. Besides standard elements like buttons, sliders and pictures, you can use extended control elements: showing past data point values (e.g. consumption values of smart meters) within the Historical Data Chart - definition of timers and events in the server-based calendar - Drag & Drop

Free app | For displaying a web based visualization, a standard web browser is sufficient. For the platforms iOS and Android we provide a special app (NETx Touch) for free. NETx Touch allows the visualization and control of a building via mobile devices with touchscreens. The app offers the following advantages:  location-independent control - simple configuration - automatic client search - configuration pages are secured with password - main/backup support
Reliable | NETx Touch offers the opportunity to integrate a web based visualization into a main/backup solution. The connection settings (address of main and backup server, name of NETx BMS Client definition, user name and password) can be configured and secured against modification by the end user permanently. An automatic client search function facilitates the configuration.
Web based visualization for touch screen e.g. smartphones, tablets, panes and other embedded devices.

Functions

Control elements
For providing a web based visualization, you can use many different graphical control elements. In addition to labels, buttons, sliders and images, extended elements like Link Area, Multi-Picture, Multi-Internet and RGB Controls can be used.
Usability

By drag & drop, data points can easily be linked with control elements. Within short time, you can generate and modify professional visualizations. Using self-created components and master pages, customer-specific layouts can be defined in order to define a customized look & feel. User-defined control elements can be grouped and saved as components in libraries. Using this concept, you can use these components again in other projects. Furthermore, the language of the editor can be changed.

Auto scaling
As every device with standard web browser is usable as a BMS Client, the screen resolution may vary. Therefore, the web based visualization supports auto scaling. You do not have to worry about the required resolution before creating your visualization. The web server dynamically adjusts your visualization to the resolution of the utilized hardware.
Trending

Past data point values can be saved by the NETx BMS Server. By using the "Historical Data Chart", historical values can graphically be shown in your web based visualization. The look of these graphs (e.g. type, colour, interpolation mode) can be changed individually. Of course the time interval (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or user-defined) of the view can be adjusted by the end user.

Smart metering
By using the Metering Charts, consumption values of smart meters of the Metering Module of the NETx BMS Server can be collected and visualized in the BMS Clients. Again, the user can freely define the time period of the chart.
Scheduler - Server calendar

Using the embedded calendar module, time based events can be added and modified. According to the given access rights, calendar events can be managed by different users during runtime. Like in other modules, data points of any system are applicable in the calendar. Calendar events are directly saved and organized within the NETx BMS Server. Therefore, your calendar events are processed independent of the clients (on-/offline) as the NETx BMS Server runs as a service in the background.

User administration
Most of the time, different users work with a visualization. Therefore, the users` access rights can be restricted. In addition to the administrator, users with limited rights can be defined. Certain areas of the visualization can individually be shown or hidden for different users.
Main/Backup
In combination with the NETx Touch app, web based visualizations can be integrated into a main/backup solution (see NETx BMS Server).

 

 

Architecture

All components you need for creating web based visualizations as well as NETx BMS Clients are included in the NETx BMS Server by default. The NETx BMS Server Studio is responsible for central management of visualization projects and clients. Within the Studio you can define numerous visualization projects. The creation of the projects is done within the included NETx BMS Client Editor. For using the visualization projects a NETx BMS Client definition has to be added for all used devices. Every NETx BMS Client definition is assigned to a visualization project. This assignment can be done and changed during runtime dynamically. Thanks to this architecture even large projects with hundreds of web based visualizations can be done and controlled in an easy and comfortable way.

 

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