The CentraLine ARENA supervisor is based on the world leading Niagara integration platform. This platform is designed from ground up to support integration scenarios across all trades in a building through a variety of supported bus protocols. The supervisor can handle standard protocols for building automation such as BACnet, LONWORKS, OPC, SNMP, Modbus, M-Bus, KNX, and ObiX. It also supports integration with intrusion detection and access control systems such as the Honeywell Galaxy and ProWatch, as well as fire panels from Honeywell Esser and Notifier, amongst others. CCTV systems from different vendors are smoothly integrated, including Honeywell Maxpro, RapidEye, Milestone, Dedicated Micros, and Axis. OPC connectivity provides smooth integration of many 3rd-party protocols, including those typically used in industrial systems. The unparalleled connectivity and the harmonization of user interfaces across distinct technical subsystems provide excellent ease of use for the building operator and utmost efficiency for servicing all trades in the building.
The software architecture of the ARENA supervisor supports modular extension of the connectivity, allowing integration of protocols that are not yet supported. This makes the solution very flexible, future-proof, and thus protects investments.
Even though the supervisor is based on the latest technology, it supports integration of Honeywell legacy installations through the CBUS protocol, giving existing customers peace of mind and a way to migrate their installed system smoothly towards open, web-based solutions.
The supervisor software is entirely web based, and thus suitable for browser operation. Through HTML5 "mobile web pages" connected systems can be remotely operated from a mobile device, such as a tablet or a smart phone. Alarms can be forwarded, the plants' graphical representation can be viewed, and schedules and points can be overridden. Reports and trends are made transparent and modern energy management tools can be applied from anywhere.
Advanced security features such as encrypted connections are supported to protect the system against cyber attacks.
It is even possible to run the CentraLine supervisor in a fully redundant setup, where a backup system automatically takes over operation in the event the primary supervisor system fails.
ARENA is a web-based supervisor for HVAC systems and non-HVAC systems (e.g., Lighting, Shading, Security, Life Safety, etc.). Open systems based on standards such as BACnet, LONWORKS, OPC, Modbus, M-Bus, KNX, SNMP, and others can be directly integrated in the supervisor.