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 a facility control center, AggreGate acquires, interprets, routes, processes, and visualizes the data from thousands of devices and sources.
AggreGate Building Automation is designed to control and monitor different equipment and systems:
|Pumps, Boilers, and Motors||Energy Management|
|IP Network Infrastructure||Physical Access Control|
|Video Surveillance||Fire Safety|
Analytical capabilities of the underlying AggreGate IIoT Platform allow BMS to improve the power efficiency of buildings and cut the operational costs as a result.
Integrated Building Control Center
AggreGate is designed to join different systems for building an intelligent building control center. It provides the centralized monitoring and management for HVAC, lighting, access control, and network infrastructure. The central server aggregates all events and provides simultaneous real-time remote access to several operators.
Factories and industrial buildings benefit from the integration of Building Management System with Process Control and SCADA.
During the building design phase, the focus is on integration and automation of different functionality. An expedient integration that starts at the design stage lays the foundation for a user-friendly building operation and satisfies the requirements of investors and building operators.
Tibbo Building Automation Controllers
Tibbo Technology is a leading manufacturer of programmable industrial controllers. Though AggreGate Building Automation can connect to virtually any third-party PLC and industrial PC, Tibbo controllers are also natively compatible with the system and can solve most typical building automation tasks.
Building Automation Platform
AggreGate Building Automation is an off-the-shelf product supporting most industry standards for communications, data storage and visualization, control algorithm development, and IT security. It complies the technical requirements found in the majority of BMS-type projects our partners faced over the last decade.
Umbrella Management and Monitoring
Solutions included into the AggreGate product suite cover all aspects of the intelligent building control, including automation, physical security, energy management, IT infrastructure management, maintenance and situation management, inventory management, and more.
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 the third-party access control solutions for collecting security incidents, monitoring room occupancy, and refining source data used for the power usage optimization.
The AggreGate SCADA/HMI module set provides an 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.
SCADA capabilities of the AggreGate BMS enable it to manage internal and external lighting by modeling and scheduling the custom illumination scenarios. Near-real-time orchestration can be conducted by a central server via the IP network. Decentralized controller-based field-level logic is not required nowadays.
While the AggreGate capabilities span up to managing a smart grid, it perfectly covers the energy usage optimization, a crux of every building automation project. The same approach of vendor-agnostic control and monitoring via standard communication protocols is used.
IT Infrastructure Management
AggreGate Network Manager can operate within the BMS, providing unparalleled flexibility for managing and monitoring the active network devices, servers and applications, VoIP, IP cameras, security devices, and other IT infrastructure components. No other BMS/SCADA system in the world can offer anything similar.
In addition to a desktop multi-server Unified Operations Console application, AggreGate Building Automation system includes two versions of the web UI: a Java-based browser application capable of running even the HMI Builder, and a 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.
In addition to the internal storage and processing logic, AggreGate Building Automation software can forward all collected and locally generated events and incidents to any third-party helpdesk/maintenance software that implements flexible handling and debriefing workflows.
Having serious references in the Automatic Meter Reading and Advanced AMR fields, AggreGate Building Automation system solves the tasks of technological and commercial accounting for water, gas, electricity, and other consumables. The BMS features a direct support for widespread smart meter protocols, such as Meter-Bus and DLMS/COSEM.
AggreGate BMS can manage the water supply even in complicated cases, including multi-level pump stations in high-rise buildings. See the Water/Wastewater Management section for more information.
Based on M2M Platform
AggreGate BMS is built atop of a 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.
The AggreGate Internet of Things Platform's patented technology introduces many innovations to the industrial automation domain. The system core has an integrated support for the home-grown device data normalization method, two-way device synchronization which substitutes simple polling, device data caching and other advanced operations.
AggreGate is a cross-platform BMS which can be installed on the 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 the Windows-based OPC servers via a network using DCOM technology.
Wide Protocol Support
AggreGate BMS supports most widespread industrial control protocols out-of-the-box, including Modbus, OPC, BACnet, SNMP, and many more. The drivers for PLCs which use other protocols can be easily designed using the open-source Driver Development Kit (DDK).
Alarming and Event Processing
Advanced expression-based alerting with a 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
The integrated HMI Builder supports combining the 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
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. The trends of different types can be added, including linear, exponential, moving average or percentile.
Statistical Process Control
AggreGate BMS can store the long-term time series data in a round-robin database (RRD), providing the 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 a daily channel average significantly exceeds its yearly average.
Live Project Editing
Unlike traditional BMS, AggreGate has no difference between the 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 the operations safe.
Scripting and Querying
Despite the system is tailored for visual operations, it has a strong support for both server-side and HMI-side scripting. The scripts are written in a pure Java language exposing all system libraries to a developer. Plus, AggreGate BMS has two domain-specific languages: a query language for data mining and an expression language for building the alert triggers, event filters, etc.
All system actions supporting an unattended mode can be executed according to a simple or advanced schedule. The simple schedule ensures that the job is executed every N seconds, while the advanced schedule allows fine-grained planning, such as "Every 3rd Friday of May, at 11.30 pm, during the years 2018-2025".
Any type of license allows creating an unlimited number of reports. The report source data can be extracted by an expression or query, but the report template generator can create a 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.
AggreGate BMS stores both configuration and trend values in a SQL database to ensure the uniform data access. Most enterprise-grade databases are supported, including MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and others. The trend data storage is fully configurable in terms of sampling the periods and storage duration.
SCADA Symbol Library
The installation bundle includes a large library of dynamic automation symbols in the 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).
AggreGate Server provides the open-source APIs for Java and .NET. These APIs allow a full remote control of the server and access to all the server/device data from any third-party application. It's also possible to create new device drivers and data processing/presentation plugins. In addition, the AggreGate Server can be controlled via Web Services.
Flexible Security Model
AggreGate IoT Platform establishes a serious security infrastructure for the AggreGate BMS by providing a flexible role-based access control. In addition, all communications between the server, operator workstations, HMIs, and third-party systems are performed via SSL-secured connections.
Successful Track Record
Engineering and integration companies in over 50 countries use the AggreGate BMS in their facility automation projects. See some real-life cases below or jump to customers for viewing more projects.
Building Automation in a Tomography Center
Server Room Management
Environment monitoring, street light management, waste management, MLCP and open area parking solution, social media integration, SOP and alerts, energy monitoring system, water quality and consumption management, incident management system for a large corporate campus.
Building Management Solution for Governmental Facility
Home Over the Internet
The full power of AggreGate Building Automation is revealed when it manages a large infrastructure providing an umbrella coverage for numerous lower-level monitoring and management systems.