Honeywell and Tridium introduce Rapid Eye
Honeywell and integration software maker Tridium Inc. introduced a software tool that allows integrators and security dealers to incorporate digital video surveillance capabilities into larger building control systems.
The Rapid Eye Driver enables Tridium’s Niagara Framework to communicate with Honeywell’s flagship line of Rapid Eye digital video recorders (DVR).
By integrating the Rapid Eye DVR with traditional building automation technology such as environmental controls, energy management and lighting systems, the Rapid Eye Driver allows facility managers to integrate building events with video recordings. Managers, for example, can perform tasks such as diagnosing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance issues or detect water leaks using video.
The new offering marks the second major integration effort between Honeywell and Tridium this year. In March, the two companies released the Honeywell Software Development Kit (HSDK), which allows integrators, dealers and end users to more easily tie Honeywell’s Pro-Watch security management platform to building automation systems and other Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) technologies.