Trend BMS – Is Your Building Management System Up to Date?
October 6th, 2023
Last updated: October 6th, 2023
Like all of the key services in your business, it is vital to stay on top of updates and industry news. Trend BEMS is one of the most popular building management systems, developed by Honeywell.
Trend 963 is a popular version of the software which runs many buildings throughout the UK, but its life span is coming to an end and users will need to switch to a more up-to-date system.
Trend 963 is a graphical, real-time user interface that can control and monitor plant or building services, plus it allows users to make simple changes. The pages and actions can be reached at the click of a mouse, and the security system only gives users the sort of information they are permitted to see and change.
In the words of the manufacturer, Trend 963 can “enable the user to monitor plant or building services, and makes changes to the way the building is controlled from a graphical display.”
However, this product is now obsolete, even though there are some buildings in the UK still running the system. Those who are settled with this building management system will be forced into a change, if they haven’t already made one.
Trend 963 Will No Longer Be Relicensed
Trend removed 963 for sale in December 2019, so it is no surprise that the software is being phased out. The end-of-life announcement of the Windows 10 operating system will mean that the software can’t be relicensed or used at all.
What does this mean for users? Well, the system won’t suddenly stop working, but if there is a hardware failure, you won’t be able to recover the licences, which means anyone still running the system is taking a huge risk.
From January 1st 2024 Trend will no longer offer the ability to relicense the product, and from 1st January 2025 Trend will no longer offer any sort of Technical Support.
Trend itself is not obsolete, just this version, and the company recommends Trend IQVISION Supervisor as a replacement that is more in-keeping with modern demands. This is effectively an updated version that will work with modern operating systems.
Trend is a Building Energy Management Systems provider focusing on energy and electricity systems, and it offers more products besides 963 BEMS.
As well as IQVISION, the recommended replacement for Trend 963, the company offers a range of displays and sensors that can help to build the perfect management system for your commercial premises.
The company offers a comprehensive building management solution that is designed to provide better energy efficiency and improve comfort levels for occupants. For instance, the system can be used to control the building’s heating and electrical systems.
Robinsons Facilities Services provides trend BMS maintenance and advice, so if you have a Trend system and something goes wrong, or you simply need an annual service, get in touch today. If you are worried your BMS is coming to the end of its lifespan, you need to take action to protect the functionality of your building.
Building management systems can vary greatly in their design. Our experienced team offers flexible repair and maintenance to ensure that no matter how your system is designed, we can maintain it to the highest standards, anywhere in Yorkshire.
Working across Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time to all breakdowns and repairs. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.