ProtoNode

Semi-custom design and development project to develop embedded gateway for OEM

ProtoNode

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 the SMC Device Cloud. The ProtoNode is SMC Cloud-enabled, meaning all ProtoNodes can be registered to the SMC Device Cloud, Sierra Monitor’s device cloud for the IIoT. The SMC Cloud 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.

Industrial control IIoT gateway
1. SMC Device Cloud support

Register your ProtoNode to the SMC Cloud interface for remote access to local applications, configuration, and device management

2. Serial or Ethernet Environment Support

Provide multiple protocol support for any protocol translation as a full-featured, field-programmable OEM protocol gateway solution

3. BACnet Router

Translate between BACnet MS/TP and BACnet/IP protocols

4. BACnet COV

Reduce traffic over a BACnet network by providing fast data communication

5. BACnet BBMD Server

Easily connect to remote BACnet networks

6. Multi-Client Support

Ensure interoperability between any industrial and/or building automation protocols

7. Advanced Auto-Discovery

Automatically discover known devices on the network and be configured to provide the protocol translation necessary

  • Easily support one or multiple of the same or different devices without having to build any specific configuration files
  • Automatically build the configuration file of known devices and download the file
8. Configuration Auto-Selector

Via DIP switches. Enable manufacturers to pre-load multiple predefined configurations

  • Store multiple predefined configuration files
  • Select the active configuration file with DIP switches on the fly
  • Utilizing the FS-GUI (Graphical User Interface), a different configuration file can be downloaded
  • Up to a maximum of 1000 Modbus registers can be included in a configuration file
Power Requirements

Power: 9-30 VDC or 12-24 VAC

RS-422: 15-30 VDC or 12-24 VAC

Current draw @ 12V

  • FPC-N34 @ 12V = 240 mA
  • FPC-N35 @ 12V = 250 mA
  • FPC-N36 @ 15V = 200 mA
  • FPC-N37 @ 15V = 210 mA
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M-BUS

  • Slave: 550 mA @ 12V
  • Master (1 Slave): 580 mA @ 12V
  • Master (64 Slave): 980 mA @ 12V
Environmental

Operating Temperature: -40o to 167oF (-40o to 75oC)

Relative Humidity: 5-90% RH, non-condensing

Enclosure

 

  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.6 in. (11.5 x 8.2 x 4.0 cm)
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs (0.2kg)
Warranty

Two years return to factory

BACnet Support

Alarm & Event notification read properties multiples

BACnet COV’s Trend Logging, BBMD and optional BACnet Router support

Support up to 10,000 BACnet Objects

DIP switches are for setting MAC Address, Node-ID, Baud Rate on the RS-485 Field protocol

Approvals

BACnet Testing Labs (BTL) B-ASC Ver. 12

TUV approved to UL-916 EN 60950-1, EN 50491-3 and CSA C22-2

standards

RoHS Compliant

DNP3 Conformance Tested

CE & FCC Approved