Sierra Monitor Corporation and Bosch US are bringing the Industrial Internet solution to products globally with the ProtoAir, SMC’s cloud and protocol gateway customized for manufacturers.
Integrating the ProtoAir into Bosch US commercial boilers has given Bosch the ability to connect their equipment to building management systems (BMS) seamlessly.
With integrated Wi-Fi, the ProtoAir gateway is a cost-effective building automation and industrial control IIoT solution for original equipment manufacturers that provides connectivity into the cloud and building management systems, enabling new or legacy devices to easily interface with other systems or protocols.
“As more Bosch customers request connecting their boilers to a management system, Sierra Monitor helps us meet our customers’ expectations. We can now provide an instant connection with Sierra Monitor’s ProtoAir,” states Dan Moffroid, Product Manager for Bosch US.
According to Bosch, Sierra Monitor has solved their boilers connectivity hurdle and it has been successful and remarkably easy for Bosch to implement across all of their building applications. Bosch now includes the ProtoAir as an accessory for their boiler systems to meet customer standards. Their applications are primarily schools, health centers, and small commercial spaces that need to connect their HVAC systems to a BMS to control and monitor their buildings mechanical and electrical equipment.
“The ProtoAir and IIoT capability that Sierra Monitor provides is very easy to use, and it does exactly what it needs to do. We would be at a disadvantage if we didn’t use SMC’s ProtoAir,” states Dan Moffroid. “Additionally, we have always had amazing support from the Sierra Monitor team.”
Steve Shaw, Vice President of Marketing at Sierra Monitor, states:
“Customers like Bosch are at the cutting edge of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) revolution and they are a great testament to how OEM’s can provide a BMS connection to each product.”