IIoT On-Ramp Suite

Transforming Industrial Devices into Smart, Cloud-Connected Devices

Learn about the four easy steps to transform your industrial devices into smart, cloud-connected devices using our IIoT On-Ramp Suite.

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) brings together a number of trends and shifts in the facilities management industry: machine learning, big data, the Internet of Things, and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. In essence, the idea is to make industrial devices "smarter" by gathering and analyzing data and making appropriate responses in real-time. Utilizing the IIoT correctly can ultimately redefine how an organization operates and does business.

The original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who make these industrial devices can use the IIoT to improve how they deliver remote service and support, drive product innovation, and develop new business models. However, to take full advantage of the IIoT, the first step is to have the products be smart and cloud-connected. Sierra Monitor's FieldServer family of protocol gateways and routers have always been trusted by OEMs to provide the required connectivity and protocol translation. Now, our IIoT On-Ramp Suite can help OEMs accelerate the transformation of their products into smart, cloud-connected products that can take full advantage of the IIoT opportunity.

Before embarking on this journey of transformation, an OEM must determine the precise business opportunities they want to achieve through the IIoT—whether that means improving service and support, knowing more precisely where all its connected devices are located and what they’re actually doing, or gaining the insights that will lead to better products. Then, using our IIoT On-Ramp Suite can make it simple rather than daunting to get there.

Take Advantage of the IIoT with the IIoT On-Ramp Suite

Our comprehensive and secure IIoT On-Ramp Suite is designed to accelerate the transformation of industrial devices into smart, cloud-connected products. The IIoT On-Ramp Suite includes:

  • FieldServer Gateway
  • Application Engine running local applications
  • FieldPoP™ device cloud
  • FieldPoP integration with leading data analytics cloud platforms

These distinct product offerings can be used singly or in combination with other offerings.

IIoT On-Ramp Suite

Four Easy Steps to Transform Industrial Devices into Smart, Cloud-Connected Devices

In the white paper titled Transforming Industrial Devices into Smart, Cloud-Connected Devices, Sierra Monitor outlines the following four simple steps for leveraging the IIoT On-Ramp Suite to guide OEMs along the pathway toward a smart and cloud-connected IIoT environment:

  1. Get the OEM devices on an IP network. Connect them to an existing BMS/SCADA/PLC by adding a FieldServer Gateway.
  2. Make the gateway smarter. Add useful and visual applications on the FieldServer Gateway by adding local applications on the Application Engine.
  3. Extend beyond the field; bridge the field to the cloud. Bundle a cloud point of presence—a device cloud—with the FieldServer Gateway by setting up the OEM on FieldPoP and connecting the OEM-provided FieldServer gateways to FieldPoP.
  4. Connect the device cloud to your business applications. Connect FieldPoP to other third-party cloud platforms in use by the OEM.

In addition to learning about our 1-2-3-4 step approach, the white paper also highlights the important distinctions between consumer and industrial IoT environments, what the consumer IoT can ultimately teach the IIoT, and the benefits of smart, cloud-connected IIoT devices.

Products for the IIoT On-Ramp Suite

Sierra Monitor's IIoT On-Ramp Suite is a comprehensive and secure approach to turn OEM products into smart, cloud-connected products. From wired and wireless FieldServer gateways to scalable device management and secure remote access via the FieldPoP device cloud, the IIoT On-Ramp Suite allows OEMs to take full advantage of the IIoT.

FieldServer Gateways

The FieldServer family of gateways and routers are used by system integrators and OEMs to enable local and remote monitoring and control of assets and facilities. Supporting more than 140 protocols and certified by the industry’s highest standards, FieldServer Gateways and Routers connect devices within building facilities locally.

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Application Engine

The Application Engine is a secure and flexible programming environment that runs on the FieldServer Gateway. The Application Engine hosts web-based local applications running on the FieldServer Gateway, which provide a rich user interface to the OEM’s devices that are connected to the gateway and make the OEM’s devices more intelligent. The set of applications simplify network management, providing visual status information about an OEM’s devices that connect to the gateway, collecting and trending important data points generated by the OEM’s devices, and logging various operator actions.

FieldPoP Device Cloud

The centerpiece of the IIoT On-Ramp Suite is Sierra Monitor’s FieldPoP device cloud. FieldPoP is cloud-delivered software-as-a-service that works with the FieldServer family of protocol gateways and routers to help OEMs cost-effectively manage their deployed assets and provide superior support and maintenance to their customers.

Offered as a subscription service, the FieldPoP device cloud lets OEMs securely register and manage their fleet of deployed gateways and routers; ensure secure user credential management that is synchronized between the cloud service and field devices; manage cloud-based notifications of relevant events; and securely and remotely access, from any location, field-resident gateways and routers and the local applications running on those assets.

The FieldPoP device cloud also serves as a connector or middleware to third-party business applications (such as a product maintenance package or a customer relationship management application) and to powerful analytics cloud platforms that provide visualization, or machine learning.

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Are you ready to take the next step to transform your industrial devices into smart, cloud-connected devices? Contact us for a free consultation to develop a personalized roadmap toward a cloud-connected future.

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