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Hardware Product F200 Edge Controller to Accompany FIN Stack and OEM Software Offering

X200 launch

J2 Innovations announces release of hardware product F200 Edge Controller to accompany FIN Stack and OEM software offering 

  • F200 will be offered with FIN Stack* or OEM software pre-configured
  • The cost-effective platform will run FIN Framework based software for in-panel installation applications
  • Adds hardware to existing J2 software portfolio to provide customers with more choice and flexibility

J2 Innovations, creators of FIN Framework software for smart buildings, smart equipment and IoT, have announced at AHR 2022 that a Siemens-made hardware platform will be offered to customers with their software embedded. The F200 Edge Controller for FIN Framework is a powerful hardware alternative targeted at distributors and OEMs which do not manufacture their own hardware. 

“FIN is an open, flexible platform and is hardware agnostic, but we’ve listened to our customers who would like the option to have FIN Framework based software bundled directly with hardware. Utilizing a Siemens-made edge controller seemed like a natural choice. We advocate total flexibility and continue to encourage our customers to use their own or third-party hardware for FIN – we will support whatever hardware choice is right for them and their application and market requirements.” said Alex Rohweder, CEO J2 Innovations

The DIN rail-mounting  F200 will be provided with either the FIN Stack brand or our OEM’s brand. In combination with the fully browser based user interface and the FIN Edge2Cloud technology for seamless and integrated remote access (at no extra cost), this bundle is perfectly addressing the mid-market BAS requirements.

FIN supports all the open protocol standards commonly used in buildings, and either J2 Innovations or OEM partners can develop additional connectors as required for specific use cases. The extended network capabilities and strong security level of the F200 allows for remote access, and over the air updating and upgrading.

“Last month we also launched a ‘Fit4FIN’ partner program which further expands our support for third- party hardware. Through the program,  J2 recommend hardware from third-parties that have been selected for their use with FIN Framework. This provides an alternative for customers who do not have their own hardware offering that they would like to utilize in combination with FIN.

With the addition of the F200, J2 now offers to distributors and OEMs a native embedded edge device, while at the same time further strengthening their hardware ecosystem. FIN Framework remains the truly hardware agnostic framework for buildings and we will continue to push that value into the market” Rohweder concludes.

Find J2 Innovations at stand C3530 at AHR Expo 2022

*FIN Stack is available throughout North America and UK via our distributors.

B. Scott Muench

Scott joined J2 Innovations as a partner in 2011, and is now Vice President of Customer Experience. He has a wide range of responsibilities including evangelism, business development, training, and operational excellence. Scott is well known as an industry expert in smarthomes and smart buildings. He is a past president of ASHRAE, and is currently a board member for Project Haystack. Scott attended Clarkson University for Mechanical Engineering and graduated with a BS/Business in Organizational Innovation.

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