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B. Scott Muench | 09 May 2015

No more JAVA Plug-in!

What was a breakthrough in its time, has become a real pain point for End Users and Systems Integrators, due to the constant security updates, patches, and it simply stops working. The JAVA plug-in originally offered a consistent sandbox for software developers to create their user interfaces independent of browsers or platforms their software would be run on, you load the plug-in and it took care of the rest.
Fast forward 15 years and a lot has changed; browsers have become more capable, more compatible, and client platforms more powerful (and yes hackers have figured out ways to exploit the vulnerabilities of the JAVA plug-in). New technologies and standards have evolved such as Flash and HTML5. For developers the adoption of Adobe’s Flash technology empowered them to rapidly innovate and bring to market unprecedented new user experiences. And advances in standards like HTML5 have effectively eliminated the need for browser plug-ins all together.
Building Automation Systems users can experience these exciting advances today in our FIN 3.0 products. In light of the JAVA plug-in issues what was “good enough” is now simply not acceptable, so we have made a Better option with our custom graphics tool called FIN Builder. Check out this video of FIN Builder in action. In addition we took an entirely fresh approach to go beyond graphics to create a complete next generation BAS system, one where the user experience entirely HTML5! Check out our new web page for details about features for what we believe is your Best option FIN Stack, let’s evolve an industry together!
No more JAVA Plug-in!

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