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Open Protocol
Seamlessly integrate LonWorks, BACnet, Modbus and most other communication protocols into a single TALON Control System. See Network Architecture for a modular baseline Siemens TALON setup (see Enterprise Architecture for multiple buildings). Because the Siemens TALON System uses a Tridium NiagaraAX Framework with LonMark and BTL listed devices, this allows the software to seamlessly combine all three major communication protocols into one TALON Network Manager.

Energy Monitoring
LEED® requirements have really paved the way for energy monitoring in commercial buildings (See energy information taken from a BACnet interface to variable frequency drives). Using flow & BTU meters, current transformers and other devices, we have and can meet these modern requirements. More important than meeting requirements, however, are giving building owners the ability to access a building’s “vital signs” any time of day or night, even from their personal Wi-Fi enabled laptop. These “vital signs” can be displayed graphically for anyone to easily improve energy efficiency through better management of information and systems.

Web-Enabled interface
Siemens TALON is web-enabled, which means its graphical user interface is typically via the Internet. As long as a user with proper access (i.e. password) is using a computer with a modern operating system (e.g. Windows XP and newer), the latest version of JAVA, a web browser (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) and an Internet connection, they can administer the system. Additionally, the system can be setup to send important emails (e.g. alarms, specified conditions, etc.) to building staff when conditions warrant.

State-of-the-Art Technology
The Siemens TALON world is not just about HVAC controls. This robust platform allows for operation and control of many third-party systems, such as: lighting, elevators, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, variable frequency drives, security access, occupancy sensors, carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutant monitoring sensors, power metering, closed circuit television and even landscape irrigation.