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J2 Innovations forms a strategic partnership with Clivet SpA

  • First solution based on the J2 Innovations FIN Framework will be a high-performance Clivet Plant Room Controller
  • FIN Framework enables Clivet SpA to provide a market-leading offering which can be easily expanded with further Apps for the control and optimization of plant rooms and buildings

J2 Innovations, the developer of the easy-to-configure and use software platform for building automation and IoT applications, FIN Framework (FIN), today unveiled a strategic partnership with Clivet SpA that will enable the global maker of specialist HVAC systems to develop innovative HVAC plant and building optimization solutions. By leveraging FIN, OEMs can rapidly launch their own software and control products to the market by leveraging FIN’s open platform and wide range of building automation and IoT-related functions and features.

The first FIN-based solution from this collaboration will be a highly-specialized Clivet Plant Room Controller. The controller manages and optimizes Clivet HVAC systems. An open integration framework enables compatibility with both new and legacy Clivet systems as well as 3rd party plant room components such as boilers and energy meters.

Through its innovative monitoring and control solutions, plant rooms can now be managed with reduced asset and maintenance cost and improved energy efficiency. The comprehensive 360-degree KPI dashboard provides the facility manager and other stakeholders with real-time information about the status and performance of the system and simplifies system diagnostics. Through its HTML5-based WebServer, operators can access the solution via desktop, mobile and tablet, from anywhere in the world at any time.

Alexander Rohweder, COO J2 Innovations: “We are thrilled to be partnering with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of HVAC systems, which envisages FIN as a central pillar in the development of the next generation of HVAC plant and building optimization solutions.”

 Rohweder continued: “Utilizing FIN Framework not only delivers Clivet with a market-leading system that reduces the maintenance regime, improves energy efficiency and increases up-time, but it also provides the manufacturer with the freedom to continuously improve its solutions throughout their lifetimes. New features and functionality can be added seamlessly - via an App concept - as technology evolves”.

 The FIN product is suited for management, control, and optimization of an HVAC system or entire small to large buildings and campuses. It is natively built on tags, supporting the Project Haystack open standard with the latest incarnation being Haystack 4. FIN provides intuitive user experience, intelligent data management and analytics, simplified workflows and shares data to Cloud or other IT systems, via an IoT interface. The engineering process can be easily simplified through custom wizards that enable plug & play installation of preconfigured solutions.

Looking ahead, Domenico Canei, Control Systems and IoT R&D Manager Clivet SpA commented: “We’re very much looking forward to the journey we’re about to take alongside J2 Innovations. FIN is the most innovative software platform that has been built for supervisory, building automation and IoT applications. It will enable us to customize and improve the monitoring, control and optimization capabilities of our already market-leading HVAC systems while helping us transition to a pivotal role in the smart building, digitalization, and IoT space.

 Rohweder summarized: “We think this move sets Clivet SpA apart in its industry.

For more information about FIN Framework see here
About J2 Innovations

J2 Innovations is a fast-growing, innovative software technology company based in California. They are the creators of the FIN Framework, a state-of-the-art open framework for building automation and IoT applications. J2 Innovations is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, operating as an independent legal entity.

About FIN Framework

FIN is a next-generation software framework for building automation and IoT applications. FIN provides features such as monitoring, control, alarming, scheduling, visualization, reporting, integration, and analytics. The FIN Framework offers OEMs, System Integrators, and end-user solutions that are faster, easier, and better.

About Clivet SpA

Established in Feltre, Belluno Clivet SpA is an Italian company with over 30-years’ experience in the research and development of innovative specialized air conditioning systems and has more than 50 distributors worldwide. In 2016, Clivet SpA formed a strategic alliance with the MIDEA Group to integrate its products, technologies and sales and support infrastructure to create one of the most formidable market portfolios in the industry covering: chiller, heat pump, mono and multi-split, VRF solutions for commercial, industrial and residential applications.


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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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