ProtoAir™

The ProtoAir wireless gateway is an external, high-performance, low-cost building automation and industrial control IIoT gateway for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that provides manufacturers connectivity into the cloud and instant multi-protocol deployment of field protocols, enabling new or legacy devices to easily interface with other protocols.

Enjoy the benefits of the cloud connectivity through FieldPoP™. The ProtoAir is FieldPoP-enabled, meaning all ProtoAirs can be registered to FieldPoP, Sierra Monitor’s device cloud for the IIoT. The FieldPoP web interface lets users remotely access, in a secure fashion, the FS-GUI and custom web applications that are available locally on the ProtoAir. These applications offer functionality for configuration, monitoring, logging, security, diagnostics, and updates.

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The ProtoAir wireless gateway provides OEMs with the ability to perform standard protocol translation between devices over a wireless network when wired networks are not available or difficult to access using connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular. This will enable access between devices or networks of devices to management systems or to the cloud over the air for remote device management, control, and diagnostics.

As the first wireless product in its well-regarded FieldServer IIoT gateway and router family, the ProtoAir offers all the benefits of the FieldServer family, such as flexibility with the world’s largest library of 140+ protocols as well as low installation and operating costs. The ProtoAir has the ability to connect to any one or more of the FieldServer standard drivers via the serial or Ethernet port, enabling many different devices and or networks wirelessly.

With the ability to connect devices to the cloud over wireless and cellular connections and automatically support multiple known controller profiles, the ProtoAir is the instant answer to a manufacturer's needs to meet IIoT and customer needs.

ProtoAir™

  • FieldPoP Device Cloud support: Register your ProtoAir to the FieldPoP interface for remote access to local applications, configuration, and device management
  • Wireless connection: Connect to building management systems or the cloud via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular connection
    • Secure connection: Ensure security when connecting the ProtoAir through firewall-friendly outbound connectivity and a standard 80 HTTPS port
  • Application Engine support: Develop and host FieldServer-resident web-based applications to immediately enhance the value of your products while improving organizational productivity
    • System View: Visually monitor and control your products
    • Historian: Log selected data points and generate reports for analysis
    • Network Explorer: Browse device networks for diagnostics and configuration
    • Alert Notifications: Notify users via text or email messages when an event occurs

Specifications

Model Number

  • FPA-W34 (Wi-Fi)
  • FPA-C34 (cellular)

Communication

  • Serial RS-485/RS-232
    • Baud 9600, 19200, 34800, 57600, 76800
  • Ethernet
    • 10/100BaseT
    • MDIX
    • DHCP

Cellular

  • Bands
    • Verizon: 800/1900 MHz
    • AT&T: 850/900/1200/2100 MHz
  • Antenna Type
    • SMA
  • Encryption
    • TKIP, WPA & AES

Wireless

  • 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Frequency
    • 2.4 GHz
  • Channels
    • 1 to 11 (inclusive)
  • Antenna Type
    • SMA

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Bluetooth class 1
  • Bluetooth class 2

Construction

  • Dimensions: 4.0 x 2.7 x 1.1 in.
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs

Power Requirements

  • 12 - 24 VDC
  • 240 mA @ 12 V

Environment

  • Operating temperature: 4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
  • Relative humidity: 10-95% RH non-condensing

Approvals

  • EN55022 (Emissions)
  • EN55024 (Immunity)
  • EN61000-3-2 (Harmonics)
  • EN61000-3-3 (Flicker)
  • ETSI EN 301 489-1
  • ETSI EN 301 489-17
  • EN3000238
  • EN301908

Protocol Drivers

Supporting over 140 protocols, the ProtoAir wireless gateway from Sierra Monitor can connect the OEM's device to various control networks using the following protocols:

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How to Purchase the ProtoAir

The ProtoAir is currently reserved for OEM customers only. If you would like more information, contact us by: