AggreGate Building Automation

AggreGate Building Automation is a powerful and flexible Building Management System (BMS). Its vendor-agnostic technology and open-source interfaces based on IT standards are extremely well suited for controlling all intelligent building systems.

Working as a central component of facility control center, AggreGate acquires, interprets, routes, processes, and visualizes data from thousands of devices and sources. AggreGate building automation components help to meet the requirements for different kinds of buildings, including residential buildings, offices, hotels, hospitals, schools, stores, etc.

AggreGate Building Automation is designed to control and monitor different equipment and systems:

  • HVAC
  • Lighting
  • Pumps, Boilers, and Motors
  • Energy Management
  • IP Network Infrastructure
  • Physical Access Control
  • Video Surveillance
  • Fire Safety

Integrated Building Control Center

AggreGate is designed to join different systems for building an intelligent building control center. The system provides centralized monitoring and management for HVAC, lighting, access controlnetwork infrastructure. The central server aggregates all events and provides simultaneous real-time remote access to several operators.

Factories and industrial buildings benefit from integration of Building Management System with Process Control and SCADA.

 

During the building design phase the focus is on the integration and automation of different functionality. Expedient integration that starts at the design stage lays the foundation for user-friendly building operation and satisfies the requirements of investors and building operators.

 

Umbrella Management and Monitoring

Umbrella Management and Monitoring

Solutions included into AggreGate product suite cover all aspects of intelligent building control including automation, physical security, energy management, IT infrastructure management, maintenance and situation management, inventory management, and more.

Physical Security Management

Physical Security Management

AggreGate Access Control can act as a physical access control system and vertical transport control system. In other cases, AggreGate can perfectly integrate with third-party access control solutions for collecting security incidents, monitoring room occupancy, and refining source data used for power usage optimization.

HVAC Management

HVAC Management

AggreGate SCADA/HMI module set provides effective vendor-agnostic automation and scheduling support for heating, ventilation and air conditioning controllers. All typical protocols are supported including Modbus, BACnet, OPC, OPC UA, and more.

Lighting Management

Lighting Management

SCADA capabilities of AggreGate BMS enable it to manage internal and external lighting by modeling and scheduling custom illumination scenarios. The near-real-time orchestration can be conducted by the central server via IP network, decentralized controller-based field-level logic is not required nowadays.

Power Management

Power Management

While AggreGate's capabilities span up to managing a smart grid, it perfectly covers energy usage optimization, the crux of every building automation project. Same approach of vendor-agnostic control and monitoring via standard communication protocols is being used.

IT Infrastructure Management

IT Infrastructure Management

AggreGate Network Manager can operate within a BMS, providing unparalleled flexibility for managing and monitoring active network devices, servers and applications, VoIP, IP cameras, security devices and other components of IT infrastructure. No other BMS/SCADA systems in the world can offer anything similar.

Web Client

Web Client

In addition to a desktop multi-server Unified Operations Console application, AggreGate Building Automation includes two versions of the web UI: Java-based browser application capable of running even the HMI Builder, and pure-HTML5 web client that can run all HMIs and dashboards on devices that don't have Java support, such as Android and iOS smartphones.

Maintenance Integration

Maintenance Integration

In addition to internal storage and processing logic, AggreGate Building Automation can forward all collected and locally generated events and incidents to AggreGate Service Desk or any third-party helpdesk/maintenance software that implements flexible handling and debriefing workflows.

Smart Metering

Smart Metering

Having serious references in Automatic Meter Reading and Advanced AMR fields, AggreGate Building Automation solves tasks of technological and commercial accounting for water, gas, electricity and other consumables. The BSM features direct support for widespread smart meter protocols, such as Meter-Bus and DLSM/COSEM.

Water/Wastewater Management

Water/Wastewater Management

AggreGate BMS can manage water supply even in complicated cases including multi-level pump stations in high-rise buildings. See Water/Wastewater Management section for more information.

Based on M2M Platform

Based on M2M Platform

AggreGate BMS is built atop of mature and powerful AggreGate Device Management Platform. It inherits all technological benefits of the underlying framework, including open-source APIs, failover clustering support, distributed architecture, and more.

Innovative Technology

Innovative Technology

The patented technology of AggreGate Platform introduces many innovations in industrial automation domain. System core has integrated support for home-grown device data normalization method, two-way device synchronization which substitutes simple polling, device data caching and other advanced operations.

Linux BMS

Linux BMS

AggreGate is a cross-platform BMS system which can be installed on Linux servers and even under Mac OS X. The system preserves 100% of its functionality when working under non-Windows operating systems. It can also communicate with Windows-based OPC servers via network using DCOM technology.

Wide Protocol Support

Wide Protocol Support

AggreGate BMS supports most widespread industrial control protocols out-of-the-box, including Modbus, OPC, BACnet, SNMP, and many more. Drivers for PLCs which use other protocols can be easily designed using the open-source Driver Development Kit (DDK).

Alarming and Event Processing

Alarming and Event Processing

Advanced expression-based alerting with hysteresis (deadband) support. Event correlation and value flapping detection. Alert acknowledgment and escalation rules. E-mail, SMS, popup, sound, and other notifications. Automatic and interactive corrective actions. Flexible event processing chains and long-term storage.

Visual HMI Builder

Visual HMI Builder

The integrated HMI Builder supports combining grid and absolute layouts inside different containers within one widget, allowing to build very complex equipment control screens. More than 100 component types are supported, including container components, such as Tabbed Pane or Split Pane.

Charting and Trending

Charting and Trending

Dynamic chart library supports more than 25 chart types, exposing thousands of configurable parameters for setting up axes, series renderers, legends, titles, gridlines, crosshairs, etc. Trend of different types can be added, including linear, exponential, moving average or percentile.

Statistical Process Control

Statistical Process Control

AggreGate BMS can store long-term time series data in a round-robin database (RRD), providing extremely compact storage and fast access to historical values. Never seen in other BMS systems, this feature can help with deep data analysis, such as triggering an alert when daily channel average significantly exceeds its yearly average.

Live Project Editing

Live Project Editing

Unlike traditional BMS, AggreGate has no difference between development and runtime environments, and no "projects". All development and administrative operations are performed remotely on the production server via secure network connections. Simulation devices, change history tracking, database backups and optional failover servers keep operations safe.

Scripting and Querying

Scripting and Querying

Despite the system is tailored for visual operations, it has strong support for both server-side and HMI-side scripting. The scripts are written in pure Java language exposing all system libraries to the developer. Plus, AggreGate BMS has two domain-specific languages: query language for data mining and expression language for building alert triggers, event filters, etc.

Task Scheduler

Task Scheduler

All system actions supporting unattended mode may be executed according to simple or advanced schedule. Simple schedule ensures that the job is executed every N seconds, while advanced schedule allows fine-grained planning, such as "Every 3-rd Friday of May, at 23:30, during years 2011-2015".

Reporting

Reporting

Any type of license allows creating unlimited number of reports. Report source data may be extracted by expression or by query, but Design Builder tool can create report template from any tabular data in just two clicks. Moreover, the templates can be fine-tuned or created from scratch in the embedded Report Editor.

SQL Support

SQL Support

AggreGate BMS stores both configuration and trend values in the SQL database to ensure uniform access to the data. Most enterprise-grade databases are supported, including MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and others. Trend data storage is fully configurable in terms of sampling periods and storage duration.

SCADA Symbol Library

SCADA Symbol Library

The installation bundle includes large library of dynamic automation symbols in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format. The library is divided into multiple categories, like tanks, valves or pipes. All symbols support on-the-fly manipulations, such as changing colors/strokes, zoom and rotation, starting/stopping animations, and manipulating individual elements (e.g. tank levels).

Open-source SDK

Open-source SDK

AggreGate Server provides open-source APIs for Java and .NET. These APIs allow full remote control of the server and access to all server/device data from any third-party application. It's also possible to create new device drivers and data processing/presentation plugins. In addition, AggreGate Server can be controlled via Web Services.

Flexible Security Model

Flexible Security Model

AggreGate Platform establishes serious security infrastructure for AggreGate BMS by providing flexible role-based access control. In addition, all communications between server, operator workstations, HMIs and third-party systems are performed via SSL-secured connections.