MILPITAS, CA, Mar 8, 2019 – Sierra Monitor Corp. 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.”
“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,” states Steve Shaw, vice president of marketing at Sierra Monitor.
Bosch Thermotechnology reinvents energy efficiency by offering smart products that work together as integrated systems. Bosch Thermotechnology in North America is a leading source of high-quality water heating and comfort heating systems. In particular, the company offers Bosch tankless and point-of-use water heaters, Bosch & Buderus floor-standing and wall-hung boilers, FHP geothermal systems as well as controls and accessories for every product line. The Bosch Group has been a leading global supplier of technology and services in the areas of Automotive, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods and Building Technology for over 100 years. The company was founded in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1886 and today has more than 300 subsidiaries in over 150 countries. Every Bosch product is built with one goal in mind; to enhance the quality of your life every day by providing solutions which are both innovative and truly beneficial.
About Sierra Monitor Corp.
Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, CA, Sierra Monitor was founded forty years ago (in 1978) and has been a public company since 1989. Recently named a “Top Place to Work” in Silicon Valley, Sierra Monitor combines a distinguished track record in industrial sensing and automation with IoT technologies such as wireless, cloud connectivity, and data services. As a result, Sierra Monitor is at the forefront of the emerging IIoT trend. The company’s vision is to capitalize on the expanding worldwide demand for knowledge-based products and services that improve operational performance, productivity, efficiency and safety in building automation, industrial, and military applications, while reducing demands on resources and energy consumption.
For more information, visit www.sierramonitor.com.