Now that Tridium’s next-generation JACE 9000/Lynxspring’s JENEsys PC 9000 hardware platform has been launched, questions about the JACE 8000/JENEsys PC8000 end of product life have arisen. To help our partners with planning, here are some important events and dates concerning the JACE 8000/JENEsys PC 8000 end-of-life (EOL) schedule:
Over the last five years, we have seen a continued rise in Internet Protocol (IP) and edge computing. This shift shouldn’t be as surprising as IT and OT have come closer together in the built environment. This shift has also increased the use of IP Edge native controllers and the deployment of horizontal building architectures and topologies.
Regarding devices and equipment that can reside on the edge, several, such as RTUs, chillers, plant level controllers, meters, sub-meters, sensors, security cameras, field devices, and lighting, are all good examples.
IP Edge controllers deliver speed, latency reduction, scalability, security, bandwidth conservation, reduced operational costs, and more data that has the potential to provide enhanced insights and data governance. They also enable owners and operators to be reactive in real time to what is happening within their facilities.
Let’s look at some of the benefits and value delivered by IP Edge controllers.
Smart buildings are amid the most transformative and compelling period we have seen over the last twenty-five years. New demands from the business and economic side of managing buildings have rewritten the rules. Suffice it to say that managing and operating buildings is also harder today than it has been in the past. And the hardest task of all is to incorporate an approach that includes specific identified outcomes combined with deciding what needs to be done now and what can wait.
The built environment is living up to the adage that the only constant is change. It continues to be a year of resilience and change—driven by new demands from the business and economic side of operating and managing buildings. While not all building type segments are going to be equal, some will continue to grow, while some will contract a bit.