Niagara Framework

Software frameworks provide a platform that enables companies to create their end product offerings more easily. The patented Niagara framework aims to solve the challenges of managing different smart devices, unifying their data and connecting them to enterprise applications. Examples of smart devices include: Monitoring and control systems, sensors, measurement systems and embedded controllers in packaged equipment systems.
Framework, n. something consisting of interconnected and unified parts; a structural framework; a basic structure (of ideas); in object-oriented programming, a reusable basic design structure consisting of abstract and concrete classes that helps in building applications.

Niagara Framework, n.a. a universal software infrastructure that enables organizations to create custom, web-enabled applications to access, automate and control smart devices in real time over the Internet.

Niagara 4 is a UX framework that provides an infrastructure that enables system integrators and developers to create device-to-enterprise solutions and Internet-enabled control and monitoring products. The framework integrates different systems and devices (regardless of manufacturer and communication protocol) into a unified platform that can be easily managed in real-time over the Internet (or intranet) using a latest version HTML5-enabled web browser. The framework supports the use of tags that can be queried and thus forms the basis for many of the new features (search, tagging, relations, templates, hierarchies). The framework also includes a state-of-the-art toolset that allows non-programmers to create extensive applications in a drag-and-drop environment.

Niagara is fully scalable, which means it can operate on platforms ranging from small embedded devices to enterprise-class servers. Niagara is successfully deployed worldwide in energy services, building automation, industrial automation and M2M.

Niagara Framework connects intelligent systems in a simple way

Niagara Framework® is a comprehensive software infrastructure that addresses the challenges of building device-to-enterprise applications. It serves as a central console for connecting real-time operational data to the people and systems that manage workflows in smart buildings, data centers, industrial processes, smart cities and other aspects of enterprises.

With nearly one million instances worldwide, Niagara is quickly becoming the operating system for the Internet of Things. Its open API, open distribution business model and open protocol support give you the freedom to choose how you work, what you build and who you collaborate with. Niagara allows you to connect and control devices while normalizing, visualizing and analyzing data from almost anywhere and everything.

For nearly 20 years, Tridium's Niagara framework has fundamentally changed the way devices and systems and the way people can control and optimize these machines.

From buildings and data centers to manufacturing systems and smart cities, the Niagara framework improves strategic decision making and enables optimized performance and cost reductions that can help companies be more competitive and profitable. And with the release of Niagara 4 and the JACE® 8000 Controller, the opportunity to achieve operational excellence is even greater than before.

Integration platform for smart buildings

Niagara is the underlying unification platform that enables communication between a wide range of intelligent, embedded devices, regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol. It models device data and behavior into normalized software components and provides a seamless, unified view of device data for the enterprise across a variety of IP-based protocols, including BACnet, OPC UA, XML/SOAP, Modbus TCP, SNMP and NTP. Sharing data with enterprise applications is facilitated by the large collection of connectivity options and open APIs available through Tridium as well as from the many independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers in the Niagara community who offer connectors through the Niagara Marketplace.

Niagara Framework areas of application

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