Cloud-based BACnet Network Management With New IoT Gateway

Cloud-based BACnet Network Management With New IoT Gateway

Posted by: Sierra Monitor Corporation | Posted on: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Introducing the new FieldServer BACnet IoT Gateway with comprehensive Explorer functionality and SMC Cloud connectivity.

Milpitas, CA. March 5, 2018 – Managing, maintaining, and controlling building automation systems built on the BACnet protocol has increased in complexity as the number of vendors and connected devices has grown significantly.  Systems integrators are often on the hook to connect disparate equipment and are in need of reliable tools to get visibility into networks, devices, and objects to ensure trouble-free operation. 

The new FieldServer BACnet IoT Gateway from Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTC:SRMC) elevates the BACnet explorer function and diagnostic tools to a new level of performance and simplicity.  The new BACnet IoT Gateway combines a flexible and easy-to-use Explorer with SMC’s field-proven BACnet protocol stack, and extends network monitoring and control to the SMC Cloud. 

Now, systems integrators can take advantage of powerful features integrated into the SMC Cloud, including remotely accessing the gateway from anywhere, monitoring specific devices, objects and properties, and setting alarms for pro-active notification of problems.  SMC designed the BACnet IoT Gateway to help systems integrators be more efficient in managing and maintaining networks. 

Cortex, a company providing applications to building owners and landlords interested in saving on heating and cooling costs, has deployed the BACnet IoT Gateway successfully into more than a dozen building automation projects.   “At Cortex, we have used several devices to poll data from building management systems. SMC's IoT Gateway, and it's associated SMC Cloud API, has rapidly become our device of choice,” said Rick Balsano, principal engineer at Cortex.  “The combination of easy discovery of devices over BACnet/IP, configurable monitoring of points, RESTful API and responsive customer support have made it an easy solution to slot into our operations.”

SMC’s BACnet IoT Gateway sets a new standard for functionality, performance, and ease of use. As a standalone, self-contained gateway, it can be deployed anywhere in a building or on a BACnet/IP and/or BACnet MS/TP network. With advanced filtering, monitoring, alarming, and logging; along with secure connectivity over wired, Wi-Fi, or cellular networks to the SMC Cloud, it will quickly become the tool integrators first reach for. 

About CORTEX  Intel 

Office buildings collect over 1M data points every day across siloed systems like the BMS, meters and more. Most of that is thrown away.  Cortex layers on top of these systems and brings clarity to this overwhelming amount of data for you.

Buildings using the Cortex platform are saving more than $300k per year, increasing asset value by millions of dollars, and reducing energy consumption over 10%. In the process, they're increasing their Energy Star Score and gaining LEED points.

Cortex uses data mining to translate unused information into tangible value for your building.  For more information, and hear from satisfied customers, visit Cortex at

About Sierra Monitor Corporation

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California, Sierra Monitor was founded in 1978 and has been a public company since 1989. By combining its distinguished track record in industrial sensing and automation with IoT technologies such as wireless, cloud connectivity, and data services, Sierra Monitor is at the forefront of the emerging IIoT trend. The Company's vision is to capitalize on the expanding worldwide demand for knowledge-based products and services that improve operational performance, productivity, efficiency and safety in building automation, industrial, and military applications, while reducing demands on resources and energy consumption.

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