J2 Innovations says that managing every aspect of building, equipment and IoT environments without complex engineering effort has reached the next level with the release of FIN Framework 5.1.

The latest release, to be released in beta shortly, with a full launch scheduled for Summer 2021, will feature a dashboard builder app that, for the first time, allows facility managers and end-users to create and manage their own dynamic visualizations of smart buildings, equipment and IoT devices in a smartphone friendly way and without the need for complex configurations. Flexible and easy-to-use, a newly designed widget navigation system makes light work of connecting data feeds to system components for creating and monitoring complex-building scenarios.

“Since its conception, FIN Framework has firmly established itself as one of the industry’s most innovative software platforms for smart building, smart equipment and IoT applications. The enhancements made in this latest revision elevate the platform into a new sphere of capabilities,” said Alex Rohweder, CEO at J2 Innovations. “With FIN 5.1, you can deliver dynamic and interactive views of building and equipment data, accessible both through desktop and smartphone - and all that without the need for complex engineering. Dashboard widgets and functions can simply be added and removed to build a working picture of the building environment.”

Said Rohweder: “A building owner, facilities manager, systems integrator or end user can access their system to check floor plans, equipment health/status, temperature levels or any other parameters in a zone, floor or building, then make key decisions about how to manage that environment, all on-the-fly – in order to increase the energy, asset and service efficiency of the building.”

A new multi-instance architecture feature, called FIN Network, has also been incorporated into the 5.1 release. This enables easier management of multiple FIN instances. Previously, when working with floors on a site or locations, access could only be gained by logging into each FIN instance. The FIN Network tool stacks multiple FIN instances, local or remote, into a project tree where they can be accessed as a group to save time and resources.