Trend announces latest development of its IQVISION Software


Improvements help to monitor, manage and control smart buildings and estates

Packed with features to get the very best from a BEMS, IQVISION integrates Trend controllers, third-party devices, and internet protocols into a centralised software platform that allows modern connected buildings to be managed efficiently.

IQVISION is configured using the state-of-the-art Tridium Niagara 4 interface.

As well as being bold, intuitive, and easy to use; it features interactive dashboards, dynamic schematics, real-time reports, alarm handling, and occupancy time scheduling.

Trend will shortly be launching the latest version – IQVISION 2.2 – which delivers a range of cutting-edge improvements unique to Trend, including extended controller support, faster device discovery and reliability, as well as simplifying the engineering and operation of a BEMS by widening the technical scope of the tasks that it can perform.

Alan Johnstone, partner channel sales leader, added: “With IQVISION 2.2 we had two clear goals; make it easier to engineer, and simpler to use.

“In fact, we have delivered three, with the addition of an all-new Trend Driver that provides unrivalled performance and data security.”

Approved partners will also benefit from faster configuration.

The Niagara 4 platform means they are able to re-use existing data and thereby reduce the time spent generating new assets.

Furthermore, IQVISION 2.2 reduces the number of engineering steps necessary for displaying live data points on a dashboard page.

IQVISION 2.2 is aimed at rapidly-changing and extensive public estates like hospitals

IQVISION 2.2 is aimed at rapidly-changing and extensive public estates like hospitals

And integration of third-party products is now simpler, more cost effective, and is certified by an independent body; and the identification of faults and ways to make energy savings are easier to identify.

With no limit on the number of concurrent users, every authorised person is allowed access to their area’s environmental controls and they can have their own tailored graphics. This is ideal for installations of IQVISION in rapidly-changing and extensive public estates like hospitals.

Meanwhile, in order to enhance performance, the system is scalable and highly secure as it comes with inbuilt authentication that requires users to choose strong Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) passwords that are then encrypted.

To further enhance security, a comprehensive audit trail of database changes, database storage and back-up, global time functions, calendars, central scheduling, and control and energy management routines can be configured.

IQVISION is the successor to Trend’s 963 Supervisor, which is now in maintenance mode and will be completely phased out by mid-2019.

In order to streamline the transfer process, Trend has developed a System Migration Tool that enables users to import system data from an existing 963 Supervisor, which converts up to 50 pages in less than five minutes. In addition, a Schematics Migration Tool automatically converts schematics and library symbols to the new IQVISION, which can then be edited.

“IQVISION has been incredibly well received by those looking to monitor, manage and control their smart buildings and estates,” said Johnstone.

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“This latest version 2.2 takes its capabilities up to a level of control and fine detail that was previously considered out of reach.”