Sierra Monitor connects Integrasense to IIoT by transforming their products into smart, cloud-connected devices

Integrasense announced that it has been able to cloud-enable its Integra BTU Meter Module with the Sierra Monitor’s ProtoCessor embedded gateway. Equipment manufacturers are driven to build a best in class product. With the prevailing push towards industrial internet of things (IIoT), many companies struggle with time, cost and ROI associated with building cloud-enabled products.

Sierra Monitor’s ProtoCessors are part of a family of cloud-connected protocol gateways that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) to easily exfiltrate machine data to the cloud and automatically connect various industrial, building and machine automation systems to their products.

The FieldServer line of protocol gateways enables OEMs to easily add connectivity to both building management systems and industrial automation networks, as well as push data to the cloud. From embedded carrier products to external units, Sierra Monitor provides flexible deployment options with support for more than 140 different automation protocols, customized to specific makes and models of equipment from the manufacturer. In addition, all FieldServer gateways are cloud-enabled, exporting data operational data to the SMC Cloud or other 3rd party cloud platforms.

“OEM’s are transforming their products into smart and cloud-connected devices that are capable of integrating with a larger ecosystem of IIoT-enabled solutions. Sierra Monitor’s FieldServer family is dramatically reducing time-to-cloud connectivity as well as comprehensive protocol translation necessary to participate in the IIoT revolution,” said Steve Shaw, vice president of marketing for Sierra Monitor.

Integrasense is a value-added automation distributor, manufacturer and engineering services company offering a full range of industrial grade hardware, software products and solutions from instrumentation to complete automation control systems. It offers services including custom hardware and software design, electrical and controls systems engineering, custom panel and assembly fabrication. Their tele-control automation and IoT systems are installed in hundreds of applications such as building energy management and security, utility pumping, gas and electric distribution, transportation and infrastructure.

“Sierra Monitor has developed an off-the-shelf, plug and play IIoT solution that utilizes their cloud and brings crucial operational data automatically from the BTU Meter to their servers and on to our control monitoring systems,” said Rainer Wischinski, engineering manager at Integrasense. “We were able to integrate the ProtoCessor in a day and were seeing Modbus data points in our cloud application 24 hours later.”

“We wrote an application that pulls data from the SMC Cloud using the REST API directly into our application database in just a few hours. This is an incredible time savings and adds to our customer service capabilities as our customers can log in and review their data,” said Rainer.

The ProtoCessor is BTL (BACnet Testing Laboratories) Marked, LonMark certified, DNP3 conformance tested, and RoHS compliant. These approvals and certifications assure SMC customers that they are building with the highest quality products and performance.

“Integrasense is an OEM that is fully utilizing the IoT solutions and cloud connectivity that Sierra Monitor can provide to all of our customers. The integration has been a huge success and allowed them to pass another service onto their customers, access and monitoring control, with just a few clicks,” said Shaw.

Equipment manufacturers worldwide want and need to add Cloud and protocol connectivity to expand their role in industrial technology. With Sierra Monitor’s FieldServer products, they can dramatically reduce their time to market and time to cloud, while focusing their resources on building top-of-the-line equipment.

With an SMC Cloud enabled product, OEMs can better track installations and warranty, pro-actively identify problems in the field, and give channel partners web/smartphone access to their customer’s systems.


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