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Application and Data Server (ADS) and Extended Application and Data Server (ADX) Product Bulletin

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ADX Server
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With the ADS/ADX , Johnson Controls combines the latest industry-standard software with more than 130 years of control experience to create a powerful information management tool. The ADS/ADX is the point of access into a building automation system (BAS) and archives historical and configuration data.

The Metasys UI is designed to encourage system use and reduce training needs with intuitive operating procedures. You can quickly learn to use the system effectively and take full advantage of the ADS/ADX capabilities, which include user graphics, alarm and event management, trend data presentation, system summaries, and reports.

You can use the ADS/ADX within the existing networking infrastructure of buildings and enterprises through the integration of IT and Internet communication and security technologies. You can access the ADS/ADX through multiple client computers, from any location on the network, can access the ADS/ADX and enterprise systems read the data in the ADS/ADX database for business planning and energy management purposes.

The Metasys system bridges the gap between the building control systems and enterprise networks to provide a more integrated approach to facility management. The ADS/ADX and Metasys system are wise investments that yield returns to the building owner and operator well into the future.

The ADS and ADX connect to the Ethernet IP network running at the automation and enterprise level of your system and perform the role of the Site Director that coordinates access to the system for all users.

The ADS and ADX communicate with supported network engines over the IP network. You can use a VPN over a WAN for communication to devices in other buildings or on remote sites. You can also access remote sites through the Internet and an ISP, or by a leased line using Remote Access Service (RAS) or the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP).

Use this document to discover the capabilities of the ADS/ADX and its supported network engines.