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.
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 the OEM's customer's needs and IIoT requirements.
- SMC Cloud-enabled
- Wi-Fi and LTE Cellular connectivity options
- Acts as a Wi-Fi access point
- Local applications
- Decreases time-to-market
- Reduces development cost
- Minimizes execution risk
1. Multi-protocol translation
Connect to any BMS or automation protocol on the southbound side from our library of 140+ protocols
2. Wireless connection
Connect securely to building management systems or the cloud via Wi-Fi or Cellular connection on the northbound side. Ensure security when connecting the ProtoAir through firewall-friendly outbound connectivity and a standard 80 HTTPS port.
3. Application Engine support
Develop and host FieldServer-resident web-based applications to immediately enhance the value of your products while improving organizational productivity
4. Wi-Fi access point
Directly connect and easily configure ProtoAir via mobile device without connection to the facility's LAN or WAN to access the local web-based application
5. SMC Device Cloud support
Register your ProtoAir to the SMC Cloud interface for remote access to local applications, configuration, and device management
OpenVPN allows users to remotely connect local software to their remote site ethernet devices via FieldServer for software updates and changes
7. Proxy Tunnel
An SMC Cloud feature that allows users to view the web page on their remote device via the remote FieldServer
This FieldServer feature assists users enter valuable site information to enable rich analytics when analyzing or diagnosing data from all sites via the SMC Cloud
9. Virtual Data Points
A rich Edge Gateway feature that enables manipulation of device data on the FieldServer to produce useful data using a JSON logic engine embedded in the FieldServer Gateway
FPA-C41 (Cellular AT&T)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Serial (Galvanic Isolation): RS-485/RS-232
Operating temperature: 4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
Dimensions: 4.0 x 1.1 x 2.7 in. (10.16 x 2.8 x 6.8 cm)
12 - 24 VDC
CE and FCC Class B & C Part 15
Please contact the OEM vendor of your ProtoAir to ask for the Start-up guide for the specific ProtoAir. The output protocol can be configured a number of different ways on the ProtoAir and the OEM Vendor will have the correct documentation on how to set it.
The ProtoAir mapping has been pre-configured and approved by the OEM Vendor. MSA Technical Support is not authorized to change it. Please contact your OEM Vendor to inquire about any modifications to the mapping.
Please contact the OEM vendor of your ProtoAir to ask for the Start-up guide for the specific ProtoAir. There are several ways of changing the Device Instance on a ProtoAir Gateway and the OEM Vendor will have the correct process documented in their Start-Up guides.
Recovery Mode occurs when an internal Module of the ProtoNode firmware has suffered a crash or corruption. A firmware upgrade will be required to resolve.
i. Take a Diagnostic Capture and Contact Technical Support
- Download and install the FieldServer Toolbox.
- Connect to the ProtoAir’s Ethernet port.
- Hit the Diagnostic button on the FieldServer Toolbox.
- Take a 5-minute, Full Diagnostic of the ProtoAir.
- Email the zip file to email@example.com. Be sure to include your observations and what you would like Technical Support to check.