– Understanding good practice with Data Structures within Niagara 4. How tagging and hierarchies are used to make asset/equipment navigation & identification easier. Particularly useful when preparing data for submission to a cloud based analytical system.
– Using templates to make mass deployments of similar equipment easier within Niagara 4. Understanding how this goes hand in hand with tagging to take the repetitiveness out of generating a clean and intuitive Niagara data structure.
– Working with modern IoT protocols like MQTT and API’s. These are the protocols of the modern world and enable Niagara to interface between external IoT software platforms on prem or in-cloud and are becoming more and more common as building integration expands outside of traditional BMS & Energy management areas.
– Exchanging data with ‘non-traditional’ systems via API’s and MQTT requires a grip on designing and handling different data structures. JSON is the widely adopted format for exchanging data between modern software services. Gain an insight into how to work flexibly with JSON data sets within the Niagara 4 environment.