The ProtoNode is an external, high-performance, low-cost building automation and industrial control IIoT gateway for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that provides manufacturers connectivity to the cloud and instant multi-protocol deployment of field protocols, enabling new or legacy devices to easily interface with other protocols.
OEMs can enjoy the benefits of the cloud connectivity through FieldPoP™. The ProtoNode is FieldPoP-enabled, meaning all ProtoNodes 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 ProtoNode. These applications offer functionality for configuration, monitoring, logging, security, diagnostics, and updates.
The ProtoNode protocol gateway includes one RS-485 port and one Ethernet port, plus a third port that can be used for RS-485, RS-232, RS-422, KNX, or M-BUS and can be programmed in the field or pre-programmed in the factory. For LonWorks functionality, see the ProtoNode LonWorks version.
With the ability to automatically support multiple known controller profiles, the ProtoNode is the instant answer to a manufacturer's needs to meet customer demands. In addition to having access to Sierra Monitor's library to over 140 protocol drivers, the ProtoNode easily supports OEM's custom proprietary host serial or Ethernet protocols. It also has the ability to simultaneously be a protocol gateway and a BACnet MS/TP to BACnet/IP router.
The ProtoNode is BTL (BACnet Testing Laboratory) Certified. This approval assures our customers that we carry only the highest quality of products and performance.