Niagara 4 builds on the legacy of the Niagara Framework with new features like less reliant on browser plug-ins, faster loading times and easier to use tools. As a completely open framework, Niagara 4 delivers a variety of notable improvements to help businesses take full advantage of the Internet of Things, including advanced visualization and new search, security, and navigation tools.
Niagara 4.7 brings support for the Niagara Edge 10 controller and offers additional tools to streamline installation, configuration, and maintenance tasks including:
- New provisioning steps for common processes such as updating Niagara distributions, updating security settings including certificates, and configuring out of the box Niagara devices.
- A new template type called ‘Application Templates’ that allow for creating templates of entire applications and deploying them to running stations.
- The ability to set the secondary port of the JACE as a DHCP server.
An all-new user interface
Niagara 4 features a bold and intuitive new interface. Modern and easy to use, the platform utilizes HTML5 to provide an array of rich features. Our powerful new framework makes the user experience simpler and more robust, giving users maximum control of their data and decisions.
More data at your fingertips
Users can easily conduct a systemwide search of the most important elements in their operation. With a simple point and click or drag and drop, users create customized charts, allowing them to instantly find and display critical information. Systems integrators no longer need to re-engineer new dashboards each time a customer requirement changes.
Niagara 4 is secure by default. Authentication requires users to choose strong credentials, and both data in motion and sensitive data at rest are encrypted. Niagara 4 also uses Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), making user permissions easy to configure and less error-prone. All user actions and security-related events are recorded in Niagara’s audit log for traceability.
Faster, more powerful development
Developers will find improved documentation, a rich open API library, BajaScript 2.0, semantic data modeling via tags and other ready-made tools to greatly speed and support development. Niagara 4’s new features and public APIs make it easier to extend, develop and build upon the framework.
Tridium put a great amount of effort into providing a seamless transition process for customers migrating from Niagara AX to Niagara 4. Native Niagara Fox protocol works between the Niagara AX and Niagara 4 software systems, and the Niagara 4 software will work with any currently available JACE controller. In addition, Tridium offers a station conversion tool that will adapt Niagara AX stations to Niagara 4 stations.