The ProtoCarrier enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to rapidly and easily add cloud connectivity and building and industrial automation protocol translation support to new and legacy devices, without the time and expense of redesigning hardware.
Sierra Monitor pre-programs the ProtoCarrier solution and maps each device to support the various protocols and configurations, including BACnet MS/TP, BACnet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, LonWorks, and many others. No software or configuration files are required to install the device in the field.
This product is protected by FieldSafe.
1. SMC Device Cloud support
Register your ProtoCarrier to the SMC Cloud interface for remote access to local applications, configuration, and device management
2. Rapid time-to-market
Plug-and-play solution to OEM device for rapid deployment without having to redesign the hardware
3. Serial, Ethernet, or LonWorks Environment Support
Provide multiple protocol support for any protocol translation as a full-featured, field-programmable OEM protocol gateway solution
4. Multi-Client Support
Ensure interoperability between any industrial and/or building automation protocols
5. BACnet COV (Change of Value)
Provide fast data communication while reducing traffic over a BACnet network
6. Web Configurator
Select the user profile to load multiple configurations
7. Advanced Auto-Discovery
Automatically discover known devices on the network and be configured to provide the protocol translation necessar
8. Configuration Auto-Selector (via DIP switches)
Enable manufacturers to pre-load multiple predefined configurations
9. 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
11. 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
Power: 9-30 VDC or 12-24 VAC
Current draw @ 12 V
Operating Temperature: -40o to 167oF (-40o to 75oC)
Dimensions (H x W x L): 1.2 x 2.2 x 4.2 in. (3.0 x 5.6 x 10.7 cm)
|BACnet Support (BTL Marked)||
|LonMark Certification on the ProtoCarrier||
Various ProtoCarriers have the following third party approvals:
Two years return to factory
Please contact the OEM vendor of your ProtoCarrier to ask for the Start-up guide for the specific ProtoCarrier. The output protocol can be configured a number of different ways on the ProtoCarrier and the OEM Vendor will have the correct documentation on how to set it.
The ProtoCarrier 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 ProtoCarrier to ask for the Start-up guide for the specific ProtoNode. There are several ways of changing the Device Instance on a ProtoCarrier 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 ProtoCarrier 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 ProtoCarrier’s Ethernet port.
- Hit the Diagnostic button on the FieldServer Toolbox.
- Take a 5-minute, Full Diagnostic of the ProtoCarrier.
- Email the zip file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your observations and what you would like Technical Support to check.