Niagara 4

Niagara 4

Niagara 4 builds on the legacy of the Niagara Framework® in new and exciting ways.
It’s less reliant on browser plug-ins, faster and easier to use.
A truly 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. Importantly, over the past five years,
Tridium has put a great focus on cyber defense. Niagara Framework is designed to be customizable
to the security policy of any customer organization.
We've built-in features that make it easier for the end-user configuring Niagara to enforce cyber best practices.

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.

Improved security

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.

Easy conversion

Tridium has put a great amount of effort into providing a seamless transition process for customers migrating from Niagara AX to Niagara 4. Our native Niagara Fox protocol will work between the Niagara AX and Niagara 4 software systems, and the Niagara 4 software will work with any currently available JACE controller. For those making the conversion to our most up-to-date products, Tridium offers a station conversion tool that will adapt Niagara AX stations to Niagara 4 stations.