Network Automation Engine
At the heart of the Metasys system is the Network Automation Engine. The NAE, available in four sizes, enables internet connectivity and Web-based access to the Energy Management System. It handles all of the site level functions such as alarming, schedules, password, trending and data storage. Models are available to communicate via JCI N2, Lon and BACnet/MSTP or BACnet/IP. The user interface stays the same regardleess of the model and the onboard tools let you build the database and generate graphics.
There are a number of information technology components on board the NAE. The operating system is the embedded version of Microsoft XP and the user interface uses the JAVA virtual machine. The NAE will deliver Web services to other applications. In fact, you'll find more IT-type vocabulary than you've ever seen before in the NAE Product Bulletin.
Field Equipement Controllers (FEC's), Input/Output Modules (IOM's) and VAV Modular Assemblies (VMA's) for terminal boxes make up the controller product offering. Checkout the FEC Product Bulletin for more information. The robust and powerful programming includes question and answer style for typical sequences as well as customization available to meet all programming needs.