EasyStack

EasyStack is a software technology that combines the core functionality of a Building Automation System (BAS) for connecting and controlling devices, with the added benefits of a Building Operating System (BOS) to manage and leverage data. The technology uses Haystack tagging and data modelling to provide unprecedented capabilities and functionally.

EasyStack includes an entirely new application server and a graphic builder tool based on HTML5. The interface is completely designed for mobile devices, but also runs on desktops. With EasyStack you can build your entire customer’s solution using just a browser. It is optimised for an efficient workflow and can run anywhere on any device. EasyStack makes you do your job faster, easier and better than ever before.

The technology leverages powerful tagging and data modelling which means you can use queries to access data and eliminate time consuming linking. EasyStack is designed to encourage community collaboration and seamlessly supports add-on applications such as automated analytics. Easystack is context sensitive so it already knows what you are about to do, when you’re ready to do it, and it brings up the right wizards to help you.

Download the whitepaper 'The Strategy and Payoffs of Meta-Data Tagging', written by Scott Muench from J2 Innovations (developper of EasyStack), to read about all the benefits of HayStack. 

Below you can read about the features of EasyStack and see some screenshots (click to enlarge).

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Graphics

Imagine graphics that are automatically generated: navigation, point summaries and links to histories that simply work on a phone, tablet or desktop, without any laborious setup. All can be combined with custom graphics that can be created superfast. You are free to make any graphic you want with your data by using JavaScript.

Dynamic ‘related bubbles’ make sure you have your hyperlinks to related apps like schedules, histories and notes always present. And guess what? They are all done automatically, based on tags. 

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Historian

Point histories are always there, because of the related bubbles. In the Historian app you can compare your data very fast. You can customise your favourite charts by using JavaScript and save them for yourself or others.

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Alarms / FFD

In EasyStack the approach to alarming is radically changed and creating and managing alarms is much easier. You can now create alarms and FDD sequences once and reuse them everywhere.

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Schedules

A brand-new approach to scheduling: we have eliminated the difficulty of linking schedules to equipment and the labour-intensive aspects of schedule management. As the interface is context sensitive and based on tags, you always know which schedule you should look at. When a schedule is changed or a new one is added, all related ‘links’ will be automatically updated for you. End users can create and assign new schedules themselves, there is no need to call the system integrator to do it.

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Notes

The notes app is built-in to EasyStack enabling you and your customers to add messages related to any equipment in the database. Notes can be sorted, assigned to users, and even have an open/closed status. Your communication stays where it belongs: on the database of your BAS.

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Logic Builder

Making your logical programs has never been so easy. You write a program that can run on every device of the same type, without copying or linking. One change, changes them all. Now imagine that you can do that with a browser and using blocks.

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Folio

Folio is the tag database used by Easystack to store and organize your data. The tagging model allows you to easily design free-form, dynamic models of your data. With the Folio app you can querying and batch editing your tags, complete with built-in functionality for viewing histories.

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DB Builder

The DB Builder is the place where all the magic happens. Bring your points in, using our set of ‘connectors’. Organise them in the way you want, and not the way your tools demand you. Tag them and see how easy your job gets done, by creating the real relations that exist between them. Define what points collect historical data and define the ones that can be controlled from a schedule, so your end user can define how may schedules he wants and who knows even create them himself.

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O&M Manuals

Imagine how easy it is for maintenance teams to have all the manuals, drawings and specifications of the equipment at one click from the graphic page of the equipment. With EasyStack you can do it. It’s even possible to add a manual and make it automatically show up with all your equipment’s of the same type.

Haystack

EasyStack uses the Haystack open standard, an open source initiative to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things. The main goal of the project is to standardize data, so analysing gets easier and cheaper, and in the end the data gives more value. Want to know more about the benefits of Haystack? Download this whitepaper, made by Scott Muench from J2 Innovations (developper of EasyStack).