SMC University

Training seminars, educational webinars and trade show exhibitions on the latest trends in industrial automation

Looking to learn about automation protocols and connectivity? About flame and gas detection and protection? About the role of the cloud for remote monitoring and control?

Sierra Monitor Corporation (SMC) offers educational webinars and in-person seminars on a regular basis through our SMC University program and exhibits at a variety of trade shows. Click a webinar link to register, or fill out the contact form below to register for a seminar. We will contact you to confirm your registration.

Trade Shows


Date: January 14-16, 2019
Booth C5452,  Atlanta

The 2019 Show will be held in Atlanta, hosting more than 2,100 exhibitors and attracting crowds of more than 60,000 industry professionals from every state in America and 165 countries worldwide.


FieldServer Configuration and Protocols Essentials
  • TBD

Cost: $995  

These training sessions, which are all held at Sierra Monitor in Silicon Valley, are a great way to gain experience on the FieldServer products.  On the first day, participants will review the basics of most common automation protocols and learn how to configure, install, commission, and debug the FieldServer protocol gateway. On the second day, participants are encouraged to bring their own devices to participate in a “plug-fest" where they will interface their devices to other systems over a network.

The cost of the class includes a QuickServer protocol gateway that the participants can continue to use in subsequent field integration projects. The instructor of this training course is a FieldServer-approved system integrator who has over 14 years' experience with protocol conversion and systems integration.

Sentry IT Gas and Flame Detection
  • The CenterPointe Club

    6200 Playa Vista Dr.

    Playa Vista, CA 90094

  • April 25 - 26, 2019

Cost: Day 1: $500 / Day 2: $250

Participants will gain knowledge about industrial life safety systems using Sentry IT gas and flame detection solutions. This class is intended to provide essential understanding of detection principals, sensor technology, characteristics of hazardous gases, proper equipment selection, and good installation and maintenance practices. Participants will be educated about current codes and standards as they apply to these life safety systems.

The class will also show how to integrate these detection systems with building automation, industrial automation and mass notification systems. Class provides hands-on instruction time with live equipment showing calibration, troubleshooting and maintenance procedures. The class will be taught by Sierra Monitor's Flame and Gas Product Manager, who has more than 20 years of experience developing, selecting, and installing such systems.


Gaseous Fuel Vehicle Maintenance Facility Design

Discover Your BACnet Network Like Never Before

Understanding Flame Detection: How to Protect Your Facility from Fire Hazards