Network Automation Engines (NAEs) provide comprehensive equipment monitoring and control, through key features such as scheduling, alarm and event management, energy management, data exchange, data trending, and data storage. These tools help reduce operation and energy costs for any type of building.
This line of NAEs features and leverages IP connectivity and web-based access to Metasys® Building Management Systems, including the BACnet® protocol, the LONWORKS® network, and the N2 Bus protocol, to monitor and supervise a wide variety of HVAC, lighting, security, and fire safety equipment.
With the embedded Site Management Portal user interface, NAEs can support multiple concurrent web browser sessions with password and permission access control. To further enhance IT compatibility, NAEs employ standard IT security best practices.
NAEs have an embedded UI and the capability to connect to and communicate with cloud-based applications. NAEs support concurrently connected web browsers.
Specific features of NAE models include the following:
•NAE55 models support a comprehensive set of supervisory features and functions for large and technically advanced buildings and controllers.
•NAE35/NAE45 models enable cost-effective NAE connectivity and control in smaller facilities and can increase distribution of control in larger facilities.
•The NAE85 is a high-capacity NAE that is designed to provide supervisory level control of Metasys networks that include a large number of BACnet IP devices.
Refer to the Network Automation Engine (NAE) Product Bulletin (LIT-1201160) for important product application information.
•Communication Using Commonly Accepted IT Standards, Including Web Services, at the Automation and Enterprise Level
•Web-Based User Interface
•Site Director Function
•Site Management Portal System Configuration Software Embedded in NAE
•User Interface and Online System Configuration Software Embedded in NAE
•Supervision of Field Controller Networks Including BACnet MS/TP, N2 Bus LONWORKS Network, and BACnet IP Devices
•Multiple Connection Options for Data Access
Figure 1: NAE55 Network Automation Engine
Contact the nearest Johnson Controls representative to order an NAE. Specify the desired product code from Table 1 for the NAE35, Table 2 for the NAE45, Table 3 for the NAE55, Table 4 for the NAE85, and Table 5 for accessories.