What is an IIoT-Empowered Device?

It is surprisingly straightforward to transform any “pre-IoT” industrial device, whether it is a controller or a sensor/actuator, or an instrument, into a device that can take advantage of the IIoT. We refer to this transformation as “IIoT-Empowering” the device. An IIoT-Empowered Industrial Device has three characteristics:

  1. The device can seamlessly connect to the cloud – sending data and events to, and optionally receiving control commands back from the cloud. The “device cloud” that the industrial device connects to can be viewed as a virtual extension to the physical device.
  2. The device runs useful web-based “fog” applications locally – transforming the data in that device into information that is used for visualization, control, and analysis. Unlike the consumer world, it is absolutely essential that there be local, field-level intelligence built into the device. It is not practical to take everything up to the cloud every time. Fog applications complement cloud applications.
  3. Devices need to speak the right protocols to connect into a local, facility-level supervisory system such as a Building Management System or an IT Management System or an industrial SCADA system – sending data to and receiving commands from that system. This need for protocol translation is a unique requirement of the “brownfield” industrial and commercial world, unlike the “greenfield” consumer world.

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Why IIoT-Empower Your Devices? How to IIoT-Empower Industrial Devices What is FieldPoP? FieldPoP and FieldServer FieldPoP and Sentry IT How to Purchase FieldPoP IIoT-Empower Resources

Why IIoT-Empower Your Devices?

OEMs and facility managers benefit greatly when devices are IIoT-Empowered. IIoT-Empowerment makes OEMs more competitive, and enables facility managers to drive a higher level of operational efficiency, and experiment with new business models such as “Product-as-a-Service” while demanding and getting the most from their vendors.

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How to IIoT-Empower Industrial Devices

IIoT-Empowering your device is as simple as connecting your field device to a FieldServer IIoT gateway which then seamlessly connects to the FieldPoP device cloud. The FieldPoP device cloud and the FieldServer product in the field connect with each other over a secure but firewall-independent pub-sub message passing and browsing infrastructure. Applications that run in the cloud, whether they are native FieldPoP applications or whether they are other business or custom applications, seamlessly interact with the data and the local applications that run in the field.

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What is FieldPoP?

FieldPoP is a-cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) “freemium” offering that lets you securely connect your field devices through the FieldServer IIoT Gateway to the FieldPoP device cloud with no firewall dependencies.

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FieldPoP and FieldServer

FieldPoP lets you securely and remotely access the full set of web-based applications that run locally in the field on FieldServer IIoT Gateways, Routers, and Explorers. These applications offer functionality for configuration, monitoring, logging, security, diagnostics, and updates. Some in the industry refer to such local field applications as “fog” applications.

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FieldPoP and Sentry IT

FieldPoP lets you securely and remotely access Sentry InSite applications that run locally in the field on the Sentry IT Controller. These applications offer functionality for monitoring, alarming, logging, diagnostics, and updates.

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How to Purchase FieldPoP

Sierra Monitor’s entire product-line – all the FieldServer IIoT Gateways, Routers and Explorers in our “Connect” business and the Sentry IT Controller in our “Protect” business – is FieldPoP-enabled. Talk to us about our model.

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IIoT-Empower Resources

White Paper

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.

White Paper

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.

Webinar

How to Gain Complete Visibility Over Your Devices

Watch the webinar about how combining FieldPoP and FieldServer can provide complete visibility over your devices.

Webinar

How to Gain Complete Visibility Over Your Devices

Watch the webinar about how combining FieldPoP and FieldServer can provide complete visibility over your devices.

Presentation

IIoT-Empower Your Devices: What, Why and How?

Download our presentation taking you through the steps about IIoT-empowering your devices.

Presentation

IIoT-Empower Your Devices: What, Why and How?

Download our presentation taking you through the steps about IIoT-empowering your devices.

Podcast

IoT Time Podcast, featuring Sierra Monitor

Varun Nagaraj, President/CEO of SMC, joins the IoT Time Podcast to talk about 2017 trends and market growth in the IoT.

Podcast

IoT Time Podcast, featuring Sierra Monitor

Varun Nagaraj, President/CEO of SMC, joins the IoT Time Podcast to talk about 2017 trends and market growth in the IoT.