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Concept Concept 7/23/2021
Products: AS-B, Device Administrator, Enterprise Central, Enterprise Server, Function Block Editor, Graphics Editor, ​License Administrator, ​License Server, AS-P, WebReports, Script Editor, Software Administrator
Functionalities: Basic Functionality
Product version: 3.3, 2022

Products

Depending on your needs, you can install all EcoStruxure Building Operation products or a few products, such a single automation server with a connected WorkStation.

WorkStation

​WorkStation is the interface where you supervise your EcoStruxure BMS. In WorkStation you can also create, modify, and delete some of the objects that are used to build an EcoStruxure BMS.

Important:

​​Ensure that you have a working and available WorkStation license. A working license is required to log on to WorkStation. For more information, see EcoStruxure Building Operation Software Licensing Installation and Location .

When you install WorkStation, you have the option to install the bundled tools: Graphics Editor, Script Editor, Menta Editor, Function Block Editor, and WorkPlace Tech. WorkStation is required to run these client tools.

For more information, see WorkStation .

Graphics Editor

​You can use Graphics Editor to create and edit graphics representing a site and the devices that make up the site.

Important:

​​You have to have a valid Graphics Editor license to start the ​Graphics Editor. For more information, see EcoStruxure Building Operation Software Licensing Installation and Location .

The installation of Graphics Editor is bundled into the WorkStation installation package.

For more information, see Graphics Editor .

Script Editor

Script Editor is a text programming tool you use to create Script programs that control and monitor building automation systems. For example, in WorkStation, you can create a basic program, called OfficeLights, to control lighting and ventilation in a room based on occupancy.

Important:

Ensure that you have a working and available Script license. A working license is required to start Script. For more information, see EcoStruxure Building Operation Software Licensing Installation and Location .

The installation of Script Editor is bundled into the WorkStation installation package.

For more information, see Script Editor Program Creation .

Menta Editor

Menta Editor is a graphical programming tool for Xenta 208/300/401 LonWorks device, which you use to create function block programs that control and monitor building automation systems. For example, you create a program to control an air handling unit.

Important:

Ensure that you have a working and available Menta Editor license. A working license is required to start the Menta Editor software. For more information, see EcoStruxure Building Operation Software Licensing Installation and Location .

The installation of Menta Editor is bundled into the WorkStation installation package.

For more information, see TAC Menta ., Technical Manual (04-00030).

Function Block Editor

Function Block Editor is a graphical programming tool for EcoStruxure BMS servers and MP controllers, which you use to create function block programs that control and monitor building automation systems. For example, you create a basic program, called OfficeLight, to control lighting in a room based on occupancy.

Important:

​Ensure that you have a working and available Function Block Editor license. A working license is required to start the Function Block Editor software. For more information, see EcoStruxure Building Operation Software Licensing Installation and Location .

The installation of Function Block Editor is bundled into the WorkStation installation package.

For more information, see Function Block Editor Overview .

WorkPlace Tech

The WorkPlace Tech component of WorkStation consists of two graphical tools: WorkPlace Tech Monitor and WorkPlace Tech Editor. With WorkPlace Tech Editor, you can create, modify, monitor, and troubleshoot MNL LonWorks and MNB BACnet device applications. With WorkPlace Tech Monitor, you can monitor and troubleshoot applications in MNL LonWorks and MNB BACnet devices.

Important:

Ensure that you have a working and available WorkPlace Tech license. A working license is required to start the WorkPlace Tech Editor or WorkPlace Tech Monitor software. For more information, see EcoStruxure Building Operation Software Licensing Installation and Location .

The installation of WorkPlace Tech is bundled into the WorkStation installation package, and is specific to the particular version of WorkStation in that package.

Important:

The WorkPlace Tech Editor component requires the installation of the appropriate version of Microsoft Visio.

For more information, see WorkPlace Tech Editor .

For more information, see Information Technology System Planning Guide .

For more information, see WorkPlace Tech Overview .

Enterprise Central

Enterprise Central is the hierarchical EcoStruxure BMS server at the top of the system architecture hierarchy of a large Building Management System. Enterprise Central is primarily used for administration and data aggregation in an EcoStruxure BMS that has multiple Enterprise Servers. From one location, you can manage operations across large Building Management Systems that have multiple Enterprise Server subsystems.

For more information, see Enterprise Central .

Enterprise Server

Enterprise Server is the hierarchical EcoStruxure BMS server at the top of the system architecture hierarchy of a medium size Building Management System, or at the middle of the hierarchy in a large system. Enterprise Server is primary used for administration, system supervision and engineering of automation servers. Enterprise Server aggregates data that can be accessed by Enterprise Central.

Important:

​Ensure that you have a working and available Enterprise Server license. A working license is required to start the Enterprise Server. For more information, see EcoStruxure Building Operation Software Licensing Installation and Location .

For more information, see Enterprise Server .

Software Administrator

​The Software Administrator installs with the Enterprise Server installation package. You use the Software Administrator to start and stop the Enterprise Server service and configure the ports of the Enterprise Server.

For more information, see Software Administrator .

Device Administrator

The Device Administrator is used to configure and upgrade the software of EcoStruxure BMS servers through a network or USB connection.

License Administrator

The License Administrator administers the activation, return, and repair of licenses.

For more information, see License Administrator .

License Server

The License Server manages the administration of network licenses. An EcoStruxure BMS running with network licenses must contain at least one License Server.

For more information, see License Server .

The License Server Installation is bundled into the License Administration installation package.

WebReports

​WebReports is a Web application that you use to create, view, and administer reports. The reports provide information about alarms, trends, and user and system activity. You use the reports to help manage your building automation system.

Language Package

​At the main installation, WorkStation contains English and languages that are avaílable at the time. To support a language, WorkStation needs the specific language package.

For more information, see Language Packages .

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