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 4.6 offers power and potential not seen since the introduction of Niagara 4 in August 2015. Most exciting about Niagara 4.6 is how it modernizes the framework and provides ways for users to save time, effort and money during system installations. Niagara 4.6 provides fertile ground for developing applications that drive building automation systems forward and that help businesses take full advantage of the IoT. Click to read Tridium's July 2018 announcement.
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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