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World-class Solutions for Connected Enterprises
Today enterprises of every type and size and in every region of the world are undergoing a transformation to meet the information needs of this data-driven era. Equipment and systems that were formerly stand-alone and siloed are delivering new insights and value through Internet connectivity. Connected enterprises are able to remotely check in on individual assets, monitoring performance and controlling outcomes from anywhere at any time. With VYKON’s world-class data architecture and suite of products, you can take connectivity as far as your imagination can take you.
VYKON is guided by three core principles: Open Connectivity. Open Ingenuity. Open Choice. VYKON unleashes the full potential of Tridium’s Niagara Framework® – the world’s leading open integration platform. Our products are designed to be agnostic to the underlying systems, which makes the Vykon brand ideal for expert integrators. Vykon is for you if you are :
- an independent contractor integrating systems across multiple brands
- an end-user managing a Niagara network that spans many system types and JACE brands and that involves services from many different independent contractors.
- an enterprise or institutional client needing high-level integration and data management services.
The power of VYKON’s end-to-end solutions is that they normalize and securely transport critical systems data across the enterprise. From commercial buildings to smart cities, VYKON is changing the way machines communicate with each other – and with you.
VYKON is Tridium’s enterprise and integration brand of Building Automation, Energy, and Security products based on Niagara Framework® technology delivered by premiere Systems Distributors serving VYKON System Integrators. These products and channel partners are supported directly by a specialized Tridium sales and support team.
The VYKON System Distributor (VSD) channel consists of a group of elite automation and systems integration distributors across North America that provide products for, support, and train the largest channel of system integrators in the world. VSDs provide regional sales and engineering support, immediate inventory, training, and programming services. In addition to the complete line of VYKON Building Automation, Energy, and Security products, VSDs offer complementary control products and services to support the systems integration industry. These include: controllers of various brands and protocols, drives, sensors, and actuators. VSDs provide advanced product and software support and employ highly trained specialist in all facets of systems integration.
VYKON Systems Integrators (VSIs) engineer, program, install, and service VYKON building, energy, and security products and software. More than 500 VYKON Systems Integrators are trained and certified to support the complete VYKON product line. VSIs provide complete end-to-end integrated systems utilizing multiple protocols and multiple brands of equipment, controls, and peripheral devices. VSIs have direct access to Tridium’s VYKON Support Team.
The Tridium VYKON Support Team provides sales and after-sale support for VYKON products. This team of experts can help provide design and application assistance including specification assistance to consultants, specifiers, and end users prior to purchase. The VYKON support team works closely with VSDs and VSIs for technical support during design, install, and service phases of a project.
The VYKON distribution channel utilizes an Open Distribution Model. VYKON does not assign exclusive territories for VYKON System Integrators. This means that end users are free to buy VYKON products from multiple VSIs in an area.
Open product availability.
All VYKON partners have complete access to the entire VYKON product line. The VYKON brand does not limit product by distributor or integrator. Any partner that completes the training and certification requirements can sell and service the complete VYKON building automation, energy, and security product line.
VYKON products are open.
VYKON hardware and software products are completely open. All Niagara based products have a Niagara Conformance (NIC) profile. This profile defines which brand or brands of tools, JACES, and Supervisory software can connect to a specific product. The VYKON brand NIC states that ANY branded tool, JACE, or Supervisor can connect to a VYKON product. This means that when you buy a VYKON branded system you can have any VYKON partner expand and support the system. You can also have a service provider of another brand of Niagara-based products support the system as well. No special licenses must be added or changed when deploying a VYKON product.
All across the world, every single day, businesses are using Niagara to connect in new and profound ways. From retail chains to global automotive manufacturing to entire cities themselves, Niagara enables businesses in every sector to engage within the Internet of Things and take innovation, intelligence and connectivity to the network edge and back.
Building possibility with the Niagara Framework®
The pace of innovation has never been more rapid, and now, more than ever, agility is key. By building solutions on Niagara, VYKON enables businesses to create smarter and more efficient enterprises for today that are adaptable for tomorrow.
Our open software platform is fueling growth in Smart Building and Smart City projects. It enables the integration of complex and disparate monitoring, control and automation solutions, making facilities easier to manage and control, driving operational efficiencies, saving energy and reducing costs. With Niagara, your building systems talk to each other across the enterprise. But more importantly, they talk to you.
Where building-wide connectivity meets operational efficiency
Data centers are at the core of every business, enabling development and delivery of new services and new innovations. As technology expands, gathering and managing big data presents huge challenges and opportunities.
More and more data center energy managers and operators are turning to VYKON's data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions to help them drive results in reliability, redundancy and energy efficiency.
Manufacturing success with Niagara and VYKON
Energy management, continuous commissioning and preventive maintenance are key to productive plant operations. VYKON's industrial solutions can help manufacturers overcome challenges such as:
- Protecting investment in legacy systems while enabling best-of-breed technology
- Establishing one command and control center by integrating multiple systems with diverse protocols
- Getting access to obscure data from multiple sources to provide real-time decision support
The Niagara Framework® connects disparate industrial systems and buildings, such as:
- Automotive plant: Collecting data in real time from multiple meters and various equipment systems involved in manufacturing and production
- Graphics printing: Using a supervisor to monitor presses and provide key performance indicators for the amount of paper processed
- Global manufacturing plants: Integrating plant operating systems to create energy dashboards to help determine cost/output from production
The framework for tomorrow’s cities
As municipalities grapple with legacy infrastructure, mass urbanization, financial pressures and a growing urban middle class, many are looking to integrate their technology and build strategic approaches to sustainability, economic development and the long-term well-being of their citizens.
By enabling an ecosystem of interconnected commercial/industrial buildings, smart grid, water utility management, transportation applications and government services administration, VYKON can help municipalities operate with greater efficiency, awareness and intelligence.
Niagara enables every system to communicate and interoperate:
- Energy (smart grid, alternative energy, demand management)
- Water utility (wastewater treatment, system monitoring)
- Transportation (fleet, fuel, traffic management, street lighting)
- Buildings management (municipal, commercial, industrial)
- Government services (public safety, CCTV, digital signage)