Niagara 4: open 4 innovation
Niagara 4 builds on the legacy of the Niagara Framework® in new and exciting ways. It’s less reliant on browser plug-ins, faster and easier to use. A truly open framework, Niagara 4 delivers a variety of notable improvements to help businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things, including advanced visualization and new search, security and navigation tools.
Niagara 4.3 is the most recent version of Tridium's flagship IoT software platform. Building upon improvements offered by Niagara 4.2u1, Niagara 4.3 offers enhancements that make it easier to manage and deploy templates, and a new Abstract Manager Framework for creating custom manager views, among other features.
The second VYKON Integrated Analytics 2.0 update has been released with Niagara 4.3. VYKON Integrated Analytics 2.0u2 offers even more potential for systems integrators to differentiate themselves and build a trusted partnership with their customers by engaging in analytics as a continual process.
Most notable about this release are the significant innovations built on Niagara 4.3, including Backup as a Service (BaaS), our first Niagara Cloud offering. Be sure to read the announcement, Release of Niagara 4.3 ushers in significant innovations.
AN ALL-NEW USER INTERFACE
Niagara 4 features a bold and intuitive new interface. Modern and easy to use, the platform utilizes HTML5 to provide an array of rich features.
MORE DATA AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
With a simple point-and-click or drag-and-drop, users can instantly find and display critical information from their desktop, tablet or mobile device.
Niagara 4 takes a "defense-in-depth" approach to IoT security. Building on the security of previous Niagara versions, Niagara 4 is secure by default. Authentication requires users to choose strong credentials, and both data in motion and sensitive data at rest are encrypted. Niagara 4 also uses Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), making user permissions easy to configure and less error-prone. Niagara 4 also can be integrated with existing enterprise identity and access management systems, such as LDAP and Kerberos. All user actions and security-related events are recorded in Niagara's audit log for traceability.
FASTER, MORE POWERFUL DEVELOPMENT
Developers will find improved documentation, a rich open API library, BajaScript 2.0, semantic data modeling via tags and other ready-made tools to greatly speed and support development. Anyone familiar with open Web development can now create a custom UI in Niagara.
Niagara 4’s new templating feature enables tags to be applied to devices quickly, and allows applications to be prebuilt against a set of standardized templates which then can be quickly created and reused. In other words, once a template is made, it can be redeployed as often as needed in other instances.
CLEAR TRANSITION FROM NIAGARA AX TO NIAGARA 4
Niagara 4 and the new JACE 8000 controller have been engineered to make them easy to add to, or upgrade from, your current Niagara-based systems.
Niagara 4—key features
- Modern UX framework and design language (HTML5)
- End users are able to easily customize dashboards
- Advanced charting and visualization
- Data tagging
- Tag-based navigation
- Device templating
- Data cleansing capabilities
- Niagara station search
- Workbench workflow improvements
- Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
- Pluggable authentication schemes
- Improved UI developer experience (BajaScript 2.0)
- Station templating
- Niagara AX to Niagara 4 station migration tool
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