ADS-Lite-A Overview - Metasys - LIT-12011694 - MS-ADSLA5U-0 - MS-ADSLA5U-6 - Server - ADS-Lite Server - 13.0

Application and Data Server (ADS) Lite-A System Product Bulletin

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ADS-Lite Server
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Product Bulletin
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The ADS Lite-A manages the collection and presentation of large amounts of trend data, event messages, operator transactions, and system configuration data. As Site Director, the ADS-Lite-A provides secure communication to a maximum of four network of engines from the following models: the NAE45-Lite, SNE110L, and NIE29/NIE39/NIE49.

Note: In this document, the term engine refers to NAE45-Lite, SNE110L, and NIEs, unless otherwise noted.

At Release 13.0, the NAE45-Lite and NIEs are discontinued, but are still supported for the ADS-Lite.

The ADS-Lite-A supports robust features and capabilities that continue to position the Metasys system as the leading building automation system in the industry, including:
  • Fault detection identifies and lists building system-related faults in order of severity to help you quickly fix issues and avoid equipment issues, energy waste, and comfort complaints.
  • Fault triage is an add-on to fault detection that helps less experienced operators with guided assistance to independently resolve issues. It provides operators with fault duration, occurrence information to improve fault prioritization, and corrective action recommendations by likeliness to resolve issues quickly.
  • Building Network tree allows for faster delivery of the Metasys User Interface (UI) by enabling its deployment prior to the spaces and equipment configuration process. It also provides a familiar navigation experience for Metasys operators who have previous experience using the All Items tree of the Site Management Portal.
  • Use Advanced Search and Reporting in the Metasys UI to find and report on operational data and make bulk commands to restore order more quickly. The Advanced Search and Reporting feature provides the ability to quickly search Metasys objects by Building Network, equipment, equipment type, or space.
  • Use Custom Dashboards to create dashboards that provide the most relevant and critical information to Metasys operators for enhanced productivity and create an experience that mimics users operational styles for ease of use.
  • Graphics Custom Behaviors provide the flexibility to use custom symbols that are required for their individual building or campus needs or their local standards.
  • Use trend widget updates to identify patterns including outliers, using an intuitive candlestick chart that displays min, max, and averages.
  • Cyber Health Dashboard provides a centralized view of potential security-related issues or system issues which are detectable by an ADS-Lite , but which may not surface as part of general system alarms.
  • User Management facilitates the creation and management of users and their roles, category-based permissions, and privileges.
  • Historical data management, including an ODBC-compliant database package for storage of trend data, event messages, operator transactions, and system configuration data.
  • RESTful APIs: use the Metasys API to pull raw data from the server into your processing and analytic mechanisms, such as PowerBI┬« and Tableau┬«, and supports both historical data fetching and gathering information about the site and all of its child elements. Additionally, use the new Metasys Monitoring and Commanding API to read, write, and command one or more Metasys objects and properties to provide a secure and cost-effective way to bi-directionally integrate with third party applications.
Figure 1. Metasys UI