There are many advantages to keeping software up to date, and this applies to your BeMS too. Here are 10 reasons to upgrade from 963 Supervisor to IQVision.
Whilst 963 is limited to products from Trend and Trend Partner Channel customers, IQVision is based on the powerful Niagara platform which has industry-wide recognition as a key integration platform, and is technology agnostic.
IoT wireless devices are increasingly being used in building management systems. IQVisionfully supports IoT connectivity.
IQVision has comprehensive system security with in-built authentication and is synchronised with LDAP server security. It contains options for secure PW policy and supports encrypted site connections.
IQVision offers full and granular control over user account access rights to specific areas of the software.
Whilst 963 is only supported to Windows 10, IQVisions will support future Windows operating systems.
See our blog – “10 reasons to upgrade from Windows 7”.
963 required users to install a Java plug-in. IQVision uses HTML5-based web pages to eliminate this requirement.
In today’s multi-device world, graphics need to adjust to many sizes of screens. IQVision uses vector graphics (e.g. .SVG) for maximum visibility at all sizes.
Whereas 963 was a proprietary system that was difficult to integrate, IQVision is an open platform and supports BACnet, KNX, Modbus, and LON protocols for easier integration.
Support, including updates, for 963 was withdrawn in December 2019. IQVision customers have the option of enjoying new features with every update or renewed annually. (Note: upgrades are not mandatory).
Functionality other than HVAC can be integrated and managed through IQVision. An enhanced graphics and feature set means that whilst engineering is initially more complex, the benefits to the user are significant in the longer term.