Oracle, the developer and supporter of JAVA, announced in Late January 2016 that they are eliminating support for the JAVA Plug-in for Web Browsers.
In light of this announcement, action must be taken for your Building Automation System (BAS) to continue functioning properly.
WHAT IS JAVA?
In its simplest form, JAVA has been a required programming platform which allows users to view and interface with many programs. While JAVA can be a stand alone platform, there is also a JAVA Plug-in for web browsers which provides interactive capabilities through the web browsers for many programs, including your Building Automation System.
Like many plug-ins, the JAVA Plug-in has been a favorite pathway for hackers to access secure systems. While JAVA will continue to be supported, support for the JAVA Plug-in for web browsers will be eliminated by the end of 2016.