Ideal for managing multiple facilities. NEXUS can be used to communicate with serial networks populated with field bus devices communicating on protocols such as BACnet® MS/TP, AAM PUP, and even Modbus®. Support for Modbus TCP, and legacy SageMAX SDP Protocol are also available with ASPECT®.
NEXUS is based on the same hardware as ASPECT-Facility™ but features an additional 2 x RS485 ports.
NEXUS provides all the same powerful features as any ASPECT enabled product; alarming, trending, extensive custom programming and many of the features that have made the framework a recognised award-winning platform. In addition, it integrates with popular Internet programs to allow end-users more freedom. With ASPECT, your PC and smart devices can integrate with your building easily and efficiently.
Note: ABB Cylon® NEXUS Series | PSU and RS485 protection now included
The ABB Cylon NEXUS Series Aspect Control Engines are now shipped with a suitable Power Supply Unit, and protective devices that must be attached to the RS485 ports. It is recommended that this is the only PSU that is used. Please note that this is the preferred method for powering NEXUS Series devices, and these items can be bought separately if required.
Ideal for smaller facilities, the MATRIX Series Aspect Control Engine is an embedded building automation network controller designed to provide flexible area control applications to a building energy management system. Interacts seamlessly with protocols such as BACnet MS/TP, Unitron, AAM PUP and Modbus.
MATRIX has the ability to provide traditional control features such as alarming, trending, scheduling, and extensive custom programming. In addition, it integrates with popular Internet programs to allow end-users more freedom. With Aspect, your PC and smart devices can integrate with your building easily and efficiently.
Also included are features such as the ability to push and pull data with popular networked databases, and to serve graphical user interface pages - thus eliminating the need for a dedicated operator workstation or expensive add-on software to view a system.
ASPECT-Studio provides a graphical programming tool experience like no other. Acting as an integrated development environment for ASPECT® products, ASPECT-Studio contains a complete library of logical and graphical widgets that are used to engineer a complete area control and graphical user interface solution.
Using this highly intuitive software environment, users create and define all necessary elements for a project including network device and point programming, global control sequencing, historical trending, alarming, scheduling, as well as rich graphical user interface pages. Rapid engineering capabilities can be leveraged to minimise labour intensive steps. This includes mass editing options, CSV import and export of networked devices and points, and the ability to create custom Device and Point templates.
As a project is created, you have the ability to evaluate your work through each step of the engineering phase using simulated data, as well as the ability to communicate with defined networks, devices and their associated points.
Complete testing prior to the deployment of a project can also be performed using a local simulation of the Aspect environment. At commissioning time, ASPECT-Studio reduces labour for technicians by automatically generating an HTML5 UI for all defined network devices, allowing smart phone and tablet users to gain access to the energy management system.
ASPECT-Enterprise is a server-based variant that provides all of the powerful features of ASPECT®, but is installed on specified server hardware. As this solution is hosted by the end-user, it requires no proprietary hardware, but requires the purchase of ASPECT-Enterprise software. This allows the ease of on-site installations and fewer restrictions on requirements. In addition, it integrates with popular Internet programs to allow end- users more freedom. With ASPECT, your PC, tablet, or smart device can integrate with your building easily and efficiently. ASPECT Enterprise is now Dongle- free to increase your profitability and protect your intellectual property.
Whether the platform is a server running VMware®, a standard server box or complex rack-mountable network appliance, ASPECT-Enterprise provides the capability, security, and the specification to meet the requirements of almost any project at an affordable price.