Efficient building operation - Metasys - LIT-12011549 - Supervisory Device - LCS85 Controller - 12.0

LCS85 Product Bulletin

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LCS85 Controller
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Product Bulletin
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The LCS85 supports virtual environments, including VMWare® and Microsoft® Hyper-V™. Refer to the Network and IT Guidance Technical Bulletin (LIT-12011279) for more information.

The LCS85 installs with the latest version of the Metasys system software, which provides the following features:

  • Metasys User Interface is an HTML5-compliant web interface that provides access to Metasys through smartphones, tablets, or computers. The client device does not require any additional software installation, for example, Java™, Microsoft Silverlight®, Adobe® Flash®, or other software from an online app store. The Metasys UI is an intuitive interface that reduces learning time, maximizes productivity of operators, and provides a seamless user experience no matter what type of client device is used to access the system.

  • Site Management Portal User Interface provides data and graphic screens to supported web browsers. Authorized users log in to the LCS85 using the Launcher application to access the SMP. At Release 12.0, SMP is a licensed feature that you purchase separately and it is only available when you upgrade existing sites to Release 12.0. It is not available for new sites.

  • System Security enables an LCS85 to recognize legitimate users with valid user IDs and passwords at the UI. User access data is encrypted in the transmission and in the LCS85 database. The system administrator manages user profiles, authorization levels, user ID, password, and specific LCS85 data access privileges in each user account.

  • Monitoring and Control collects data from the field devices and then coordinates and sends the required commands to the controlled equipment at the required priority.

  • Advanced Search allows you to search the Metasys system and manage lists of objects, which can be used by other features for commanding, trending, reporting, and object selection.

  • Bulk Command allows you to send a single command to multiple objects, and view a log of the command results.

  • Transaction Recording audits and logs all user actions performed through the LCS85.

  • Alarm and Event Processing enables the LCS85 to send alarm and event messages to web browsers, pagers, email servers, Network Management Systems, and serial printers, as well as store and view alarm and event logs on the LCS85.

  • Historical Trend Data can be collected by the LCS85 for any monitored value at user-defined intervals, or trending can be based on COV. You can use trend logs to analyze building system performance and locate system problems.

  • Totalization Data allows you to monitor energy (and other consumables) use and generate cost reports to support utility cost reductions, and also provides data for service, maintenance, and early identification of building system problems.

  • Trend Studies allows you to view multiple trend extensions based on the selection of items.

  • Scheduling allows you to define occupancy periods and start and stop times for mechanical or electrical equipment. Operating parameters can be set according to time of day, days of the week, holiday, or for calendar dates.

  • Network-Wide System Interlocking enables the LCS85 to collect field controller data, make logical comparisons, and issue relevant commands to other field controllers anywhere on the network. Interlocking also enables data sharing between controllers.

  • Optimal Start automatically determines the best time to start heating and cooling systems to ensure that the facility is ready for occupants. It adjusts to seasonal variations and reduces energy use.

  • DLLR monitors energy meters for electricity, gas, steam, or water, and helps control energy consumption. Demand Limit helps manage utility demand charges. Load Rolling controls equipment operating levels to reduce total energy consumption. Comfort overrides prioritize equipment shedding.