Ankeny, IA (PRWEB) June 13, 2012
QA Graphics attended Tridium’s Niagara Summit and would like to provide a recap on several exciting discussions about the Summit and changes happening in the industry.
Having provided HVAC graphics and other design services for the building automation industry for over a decade, QA Graphics is proud to be at the forefront as the industry evolves to more visual based solutions. QA Graphics was part of a discussion at the Summit, led by Ken Sinclair, for the session “Visualization, can you afford to do without it?” The panel discussed industry trends and how visualization and technology needs to progress in this industry. A key topic was BAS graphics and how mobile applications or other technology can make graphics and building information available via desktop, mobile, and other platforms to easily access information, help the decision process and make day to day functions easier.
Another trend discussed is how system graphics are typically developed, whether integrators build their own graphics using the image libraries provided by the building automation system software, along with many tools available to work on top of the system platforms to help assemble graphics, or if they outsource. In feedback from the panel as well as at QA Graphics’ booth during the show, many integrators are increasingly choosing to outsource graphics. It’s clear that there’s hesitation by some because it’s thought that outsourcing may be more expensive, but if companies looked at the opportunity cost of developing graphics in house, they would see that their time may be better spent on other tasks.
A benefit of outsourcing to QA Graphics is that the design team is comprised of both technical and creative backgrounds, ranging from mechanical engineers, graphic designers, 3D designers, architects, and developers with the technical knowledge and familiarity to ensure accuracy. QA Graphics is the leader in developing custom graphic libraries for control manufacturers. They have completed libraries for six of the largest control companies in the industry, and serve as a preferred vendor for those that outsource their graphics needs.
QA Graphics’ recent partnership with Tridium was also announced at the Niagara Summit, discussing a high-end library being developed exclusively for NiagaraAX 3.7. When completed, the new graphics will be pre-installed on all Tridium NiagaraAX JACE and Supervisor devices, allowing integrators to consistently assemble more realistic system graphics. For those that prefer to outsource, QA Graphics can provide graphic development for Niagara AX 3.5 and 3.6, and the library that is currently in beta testing for 3.7. QA Graphics has the ability to remotely access a NiagaraAX system and install the graphics. It’s very advantageous for integrators; they don’t have to make any changes to their database for graphic functionality, and have the ability to modify the graphics themselves if changes are needed. This is possible using QA Graphics’ licensed image module. It also ensures that the graphics are placed in the accurate directories, and any changes can be made live at the project site without having to send new files.
In addition, working with QA Graphics opens the door for other opportunities, such as illustrating building automation systems, mechanical equipment and sustainable building concepts with graphics, mobile applications, touchscreen applications, multimedia and more. As this industry continues to move into a more visual direction, companies can access graphic solutions that are interactive, and available anywhere, anytime. To learn more about QA Graphics’ BAS design services and creative services, contact them at 888.965.3403.
About QA Graphics
QA Graphics is an innovative graphic development company specializing in control system graphics for the building automation industry. The company is an industry leader in the design of system graphics, energy dashboards, 3D design and animation and drafting services. QA Graphics also offers creative interactive solutions including mobile applications, multimedia, and other interactive content. Visit http://www.qagraphics.com to learn more.