ASPECT® Building Energy Management
Seamlessly Integrating Buildings and Business
More than a building management system ASPECT provides all the tools you need to gain intelligence into your buildings’ performance and arm you with the ability to rapidly react to any situation that may adversely affect energy costs, business performance, and ultimately, your bottom line.
ASPECT is an award-winning scalable building energy management and control solution designed to allow users seamless access to their building data through standard building protocols (BACnet®, Modbus, Ethernet, etc.) and common IT technologies available on a wide array of computers and smart devices, both iOS and Android.
New built-in features of ASPECT make it easier to create and maintain customized views. Use ASPECT with new Cylon’s eXplore touchscreen display. By bringing strategies into one simple device you can drastically reduce the installed cost of a building energy management system.
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FEATURES OF ASPECT
- Interface via eXplore touchscreen
- Single Sign-on
- Bold, intuitive interface using modern
- UX framework and design language (HTML5)
- Improved Trend Charting with up to 9000 samples per project
- Limit and Default Improvement
- ASPECT Alarm Console
- Up to 45 exceptions entries per schedule
- Easier to find more important properties through smarter filtering
- Up to 9000 Trend Samples per project
- Updated guidelines for efficiency in development
ASPECT combines real-time integrated control, supervision, data logging, alarming, scheduling and network management functions with Internet connectivity and web serving capabilities.
Guidelines help create projects that run more efficiently and faster to develop.
ASPECT offers improved usability, a value-added and simplified licensing module, flexible configurations, software integrations integration system and application data that allows the creation of building operations easier to monitor, manage and optimize. Globally serving all building sizes, comprehensive ASPECT building solution simplifies integration by using a secure platform that easily scales to meet application requirements for today and tomorrow.
ASPECT AWARD WINNING FEATURES
- Schedule Without Compromise
Schedule your buildings through programs such as Microsoft Outlook (2007 and later), Google Calendar, Apple iCal, and any of over 40 other programs that utilize the iCalendar protocol. With ASPECT software you can schedule a room in your building for a meeting, a workday, or weekend occupancy, without the need to access a proprietary scheduling tool.
Internet down? Don't worry, should your building lose internet connectivity, ASPECT will still maintain the last received schedule until connectivity is restored and new changes are made.
With ASPECT you can schedule a resource for a meeting in your corporate calendar and the building will automatically adjust for the occupancy of that zone. No need to worry about turning things on or off. Just plan your meeting and Aspect will do the rest.
- Dependable Data Management
Store and retrieve all building data through MySQL® or other databases. This allows for data to be mined easily and effectively through familiar programs like SAP® Crystal Reports and Microsoft Excel®. With advanced audit trail functionality, reports can be generated to not only show energy trends, but reasons for anomalies in the data as well as what user was responsible for any changes.
- Information Anytime, Anywhere
ASPECT allows you to access your building information on the go through RSS feeds, Twitter and email. Through your phone, tablet, or laptop you can access pertinent information wherever you are.
With RSS feed technology you can receive a plethora of information including energy data directly to your email or smart device. Receive notifications on alarms or statuses of your building system on your smartphone. Have reports emailed to you at the end of the day in the comfort of your home. These are just a few of the convenient ways that ASPECT brings information straight to you.
ASPECT can get important information to any level of user quickly through the programs and apps you use every day. By simply sending an SMS to 40404 and "Follow" a specific building or zone, a user can leverage Twitter to receive a building's Tweets and get up-to-date information.
- Automation That Thinks for You
Manage energy consumption with XPath®. Data from XML tables can be integrated to create more dedicated and automated control. For example, weather services from sites like Yahoo!® Weather, and Weather.com can be utilized to manage building routines based on predicted weather patterns. Services like Google Latitude can be used to let your building know when you have entered or left the proximity of a building and automatically adjust setpoints or manage lighting.
Weather data can be integrated into ASPECT and used to predict energy loads and building automation requirements. Unseasonal weather patterns can result in the building changing its routines accordingly to ensure optimal comfort and energy usage.
- Improved Trend Charting
Provides you with powerful analyzing and reporting tools to use no matter where you have decided to record historical data. Charting options now allow you to select trends from a tree rather than a table, saving development time.
INTERFACE via eXplore TOUCHSCREEN
ASPECT with new eXplore touchscreen display; by bringing strategies into one simple device you can drastically reduce the installed cost of an automation system.
With ASPECT you no longer need to learn how to operate a separate, proprietary building automation system (BAS) to get real-time information, analyze data, make operational decisions, or even to change settings. You can do it all, more naturally, through the business programs and apps you are already using on your computer, tablet and smart phone.
Other ASPECT Benefits Include
- Enhanced Graphics for a top user experience: ASPECT provides enhanced design and operational efficiencies when used with the CB Series of BACnet® controllers.
- Greater Freedom and Flexibility: ASPECT HTML5 integration eliminates the need for dedicated operator workstation or costly add-on software. Facilities managers and end users can modify trends, setpoints, schedules and more on the fly from web-enabled PCs and mobile devices.
- Immediate Notification: By leveraging push notification services such as Twitter® and PushOver®, ASPECT sends reliable instant notices to Android®, iOS or desktop devices in greater detail than traditional SMS.
- Report Generation: Reports can be generated and sent via email automatically at regularly scheduled intervals or immediately, when triggered by equipment failures and alarms.
- Internet Integration: With the integration of Internet weather resources, ASPECT can predict energy loads and other building automation requirements. With some simple custom programming, BAS routines can automatically shift during unseasonal weather patterns to ensure optimal comfort and energy use.
- Distributed/Enterprise Functionality
Trends in ASPECTControl Engines and Cylon’s field controllers can now be embedded in the ASPECT’s map and accessed in the same way as local Trends within ASPECT. Remote Schedules in ASPECT Control Engines, BACnet devices and field controllers can now be accessed in the same way as local Schedules within ASPECT. Settings from a master Schedule can be copied to many remote Schedules in a single Bulk Change action.
- Security Enhancements
The ASPECT HTML5 User Interface can be configured to use SSL encryption, giving a secure HTTPS browser connection, and avoiding the security warning messages that are now common in major browsers. ASPECT authenticates users with Microsoft Active Directory or LDAP.
- Traceability Tools
The ASPECT Audit trail has a “disposition” property associated with every event, so that a user-generated log message can be stored to explain why an event occurred, change of Value (CoV) custom trending allows points to be logged more frequently when required, and to record alarm occurrences. Both enhancements can assist clients in building a system that complies with FDA 21 CFR Part 11
- Engineering Center integration
An engineered Unitron Site can be exported from Engineering Center in a single operation, and imported into ASPECT, requiring minimal configuration.
- Modbus devices can be configured from inside the ASPECT Map for simpler configuration and better integration with the BEMS.
ASPECT allows users to view and modify information including trends, setpoints, schedules and more from their Building Automation System on the fly with their iOS and Android web-enabled smart devices, as well as from any browser. Site dashboards are easily user-customizable, allowing equipment, schedules, trends and more to be added as favorites for quick access.
Once deployed these projects can be modified and expanded via browser for fast and convenient system changes without needing a dedicated software application. ASPECT also incorporates enhancements including embedded scheduling tools, pre-configured application templates, a new push notification system, professional embedded graphics library, and much more.
User Friendly Dashboards
ASPECT utilizes HTML5, allowing you to view and modify information including trends, setpoints, schedules and more from your Building Energy Management System on the fly. End users need very little training as the HTML5 interface follows familiar standard web practices. Once installed, the project can be modified and expanded via a browser for fast and convenient system changes without needing a dedicated software application.
Scheduling & Alarms
With ASPECT you can schedule a resource for a meeting in your corporate calendar and the building will automatically adjust for the occupancy of that zone. No need to worry about turning things on or off. Just plan your meeting and ASPECT will do the rest.
ASPECT collects data every 5 seconds and uses an integrated push notification service to immediately send important alarm and system events to your Android, iPhone, iPad, and desktop, enabling an efficient and effective response to alerts making ASPECT ideal for hospitals, data centres and other critical applications that require fast response times for operational continuity.
Receive instant notifications of critical faults direct to your mobile smart device.
ASPECT supports many common open drivers, such as Modbus® and BACnet®. This allows for simplified integration with many third-party, non-HVAC systems, including lighting and energy management
ASPECT integrates easily with any legacy systems that are already in place. For example:
Unitron Driver | Upgrade and Integration:
Unitron customers can upgrade and integrate with ASPECT via the Unitron driver, this driver offers superior integration that reads and writes points, collects trends, collates alarms, distributes schedules, and provides Unitron users with all the benefits of the ASPECT UI and functionality.
ASPECT-Studio, our innovative and simplified system design tool, makes it easy to build and configure your BEMS to match the way you work. This graphical programming tool is used to create and define the system, including logical sequences, historical entities, schedule functions and user interface environments. It allows you to view and change BEMS settings from web-enabled devices with no additional plug-ins or engineering. Download the ASPECT-Studio Datasheet.
A Solution that Fits
Putting it all Together
ASPECT-Studio, our innovative and simplified system design tool, makes it easy to build and configure your BEMS to match the way you work. This graphical programming tool is used to create and define the system, including logical sequences, historical entities, schedule functions and user interface environments. It allows you to view and change BEMS settings from web-enabled devices with no additional plug-ins or engineering.
Download the ASPECT-Studio Datasheet.