"Locked" Tridium AX versus Open AX
I've heard that some vendors order their Tridium AX "locked" from corporate so others can't program or interface with it, while others (like JCI FX) are "open".
Is there an easy way to tell by looking at a Jace box if its "locked" or "open".
In the license file there will be a line like the one below. This one is from a JCI FX so the value "*" is a wild card and therefore not locked.
<feature name="brand" accept.station.in="*" accept.station.out="*" accept.wb.out="*" brandId="FacExp" accept.wb.in="*"/>
The license file can be accessed in the Platform/ License Manager.
Or from a browser interface the Flie would be accessed in; services/platform services/license platform service
Interesting. I never checked the license on our Schneider TAC "G3" server, but it shows this:
Originally Posted by incontrol
Does that mean that we are "locked" since accept.wb.in is "TAC" ?
brandId = TAC
accept.station.in = *
accept.station.out = *
accept.wb.in = TAC
accept.wb.out = *
That's exactly what it means. The only Workbench that can access it is a TAC one.
Don't worry zombies are looking for brains, you're safe...
I doubt TAC shares that when they are selling the "open" system. Sadly they aren't the only one who practices this.
As always, appreciate your insight here. This is VERY good to know.
Honeywell WEBS has a open and a closed license but you you have to know about the open and closed license and ask as well as pay more for the open. Once the JACE is bought you have to have the owner ask for the license to be opend for a fee. Trane's SC is nothing but a de-nutted JACE with a point limited license.