NiagaraAX – owned by Tridium, a global software and services corporation, is a software framework and development platform for building device-to-enterprise applications and internet-enable products. The unified development platform makes it easy for engineers to build internet-enabled products and software applications for controlling and managing diverse “smart” devices across an enterprise in real time. NiagaraAX makes application development smarter and faster and dramatically speeds time to market and significantly reduces R&D investment.
NiagaraAX’s open, Java-based Framework creates a common environment that connects to almost any embedded device imaginable, regardless of manufacturer or communication protocol. The system them models the data and behavior of the devices into normalized software components, providing a seamless, uniform view to the enterprise via a wide variety of XML-based enterprise connectivity options and open APIs.
NiagaraAX includes a comprehensive, graphical toolset that enables non-programmers to build rich applications in a drag-and-drop environment. By wiring Niagara components together, developers build control strategies, alarming, and scheudling applications as well as browser-based displays and reports. And for programmers, Niagara provides extensive open APIs, allowing developers to extend the behavior of the platform and create their own unique products, applications, plug-ins, data views and business application logic.
NiagaraAX reduces development time by merging automation, IT and Internet technologies in a single solution. The Framework builds in the resources you need to implement advanced Web-services applications – TCP/IP, HTTP, XML, SOAP, oBIX – so your applications can read data, send comments, respond to alarms, etc., in real time…anytime, anywhere, from a standard web browser.