Build innovative Niagara IoT solutions with the new JSON Toolkit
Many APIs written to enable Internet of Things workflows use JSON encoded data. The JSON Toolkit extends NiagaraFramework®’s rich object model and connectivity options by encoding typical Niagara data types—point, alarm, history data and more—into JSON format. Coupled with the Niagara MQTT driver, the Niagara JSON Toolkit opens new possibilities for cloud connectivity and extracting value from the data that Niagara Framework contains.
The Niagara JSON Toolkit provides system integrators with the flexibility needed to construct bespoke messages into the formats required, with only the relevant data included. You can encode messages into JSON format for export and you can interpret or read-in incoming JSON messages. In other words, Niagara users have two-way capability when they want to program the logic for such common tasks as updating setpoint values in response to a message or acknowledging alarms when they are received.
Many smart home devices use JSON-encoded data to control their behavior, for example lighting or weather stations, enabling new integration options.
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Or visit Tridium.com and use the link to Software* at the top of the page. Once logged in, navigate to the modules section to download the JSON Toolkit.
Parts DR-JSON and DR-S-JSON enable this functionality on a JACE or Niagara Supervisor. The JSON Toolkit is available as a separate download, and will be bundled into the soon-to-be-released Niagara Framework 4.9. An active Niagara Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) is required for the host. The JSON Toolkit does not have a capacity-based element.