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How to run Trend using Microsoft Edge

This article guides Estates users on installing and running Trend Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS).

Instructions for eligible users

1. If you are an eligible user, you should see an option to add Trend shortcut through the Software Center:

Trend appearing into the Software Center

New users who have been added to the eligible group may need to wait some hours to see the option available. In this case, they can wait or follow the section "Running Trend using Microsoft Edge" to access the service.


2. Once the application is installed, a new Edge icon will appear on the desktop with the title "Trend":

Trend shortcut icon


3. Running the Trend shortcut will launch Edge in the "app mode" and directly into the Trend log-in page:



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Running Trend using Microsoft Edge

If you face some difficulties, please follow the procedure below to login to Trend:

1. Install Java from the Software Center - if you cannot find it from there, please contact ServiceLine.

If you are using a university-managed laptop or desktop, you can find the Software Center in 2 ways:

  • Selecting the icon called "Additional Software" on your desktop
  • Selecting the "Software Center" icon available in the Start menu:

Additional software icon Group of application from Windows start menu. Additional software is in the middle


2. Open Edge


3. Click on the 3 dots (...) in the top right corner, then click on 'Settings'

Screenshot of the Microsoft Edge setting button


4. Go to the 'Internet Explorer compatibility' section and:

  1. Move to 'Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode' section
  2. Select ‘Allow’ 
    Screenshot of the 'Allow' button under the 'Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode'


5. Now go to Under ‘Internet Explorer mode pages’ and:

  1. Press ‘Add’ 
    Screenshot of the 'Add' button under the Internet Explorer mode pages section
  2. Enter the following URL:
  3. Press ‘Add’ to confirm your choice
    Screenshot of the 'Add a page' window


6. Now press the ‘Restart’ button 

Screenshot of the 'Restart' button


7. Once Edge was reloaded, open a new tab and go to


8. After a moment, you should get a Java security screen:

  1. Tick ‘I accept the risk…
  2. Then press ‘Run
    Screenshot of the Java security screen


9. You should then be able to see the login screen for Trend

Trend Control System home page  


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