Central building management and visualisation of decentralised installations
SAUTER Vision Center (SVC) is a web-based building management solution in the HTML5 standard for running and visualising the building operation. SVC is suitable for both larger single buildings and entire real estate parks or distributed premises. Typical areas of use are office complexes, business parks, college and industrial campuses, airports, railway stations, hospitals or internationally distributed branch networks. The modular concept allows the software to be extended precisely to meet the customer requirements of every installation. Therefore, SVC gathers all of the data for the entire building and energy management and makes it available to the user from anywhere at all times.
Thanks to SVC’s simple and intuitive operation, starting, planning and changing predefined building automation procedures is easy with the scenario manager. This allows users with PC skills to set rooms, for example, to Comfort or ECO mode at precise times and control them via calendar views.
The energy monitoring module integrates energy meters and other data from the buildings to create a comprehensive energy consumption display. Thus, daily, weekly, monthly and annual consumption can be automatically calculated and represented in diagrams. The maintenance module for SVC is also used for optimum planning and efficient performance of servicing and facility management tasks. Here support is also provided by plant device data capture, the definition of maintenance intervals and the automatic triggering of maintenance cycles based on building management information. This enables complete concentration on the monitoring and evaluation of the installations, as well as their continuous and optimum operation, and therefore contributes to efficient, sustainable building and energy management.
For the integration of different equipment systems, SVC supports the manufacturer-independent BACnet standard, as well as connection to OPC servers, for integrating different protocols in the building automation. Thus, SVC is the first building and energy management system (BEMS) certified with a cross-platform profile B-XAWS 1.18. SVC supports device profiles B-AWS, B-ALWS, B-ACCWS and thus profile B-XAWS.
In addition to the OPC UA client, operation as an OPC UA server is also implemented. An IoT client is also integrated that supports the connection of room controllers and automation stations via MQTT. TLS encryption ensures secure communication from decentralised automation stations, e.g. to connect SAUTER ecos or modulo 6 stations via the internet with an SVC located in the cloud.
In order to fully support the integration options, it is also possible to directly connect SAUTER moduWeb Vision via web services and SAUTER novaNet installations. This makes it possible to connect existing systems when converting to the new generation of building management software without having to replace the existing automation level.
SVC sends alarms directly via e-mail or SMS to mobile phones according to the responsibilities assigned. With its many user-defined settings and customisable dashboards, SVC guarantees maximum user convenience.
SVC can be deployed in virtual IT environments and uses Microsoft SQL databases. These modern architectures and infrastructures enable topics such as high availability, redundancy via cluster systems and corresponding load assignments (provisioning) to be implemented and used. For optimum integration of the user structures of a company, it is possible to connect SVC to an existing LDAP server that additionally supports the latest communication types (LDAP signing & channel binding).