ProtoAir

Full-featured, cloud-connected, field-programmable, wireless IIoT gateway that mounts outside the OEM's enclosure allows OEM to bid on any project specifying any protocol.

The ProtoAir wireless gateway is an external, high-performance, low-cost building automation and industrial control IIoT gateway for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that provides manufacturers connectivity into the cloud and instant multi-protocol deployment of field protocols, enabling new or legacy devices to easily interface with other protocols.

This product is protected by FieldSafe.

With the ability to connect devices to the cloud over wireless and cellular connections and automatically support multiple known controller profiles, the ProtoAir is the instant answer to the OEM's customer's needs and IIoT requirements.

  • MSA Grid-enabled
  • Wi-Fi and LTE Cellular connectivity options
  • Acts as a Wi-Fi access point
  • Local applications
  • Decreases time-to-market
  • Reduces development cost
  • Minimizes execution risk

1. MULTI-PROTOCOL TRANSLATION

  • Connect to any BMS or automation protocol on the southbound side from our library of 140+ protocols

2. WIRELESS CONNECTION

  • Connect securely to building management systems or the cloud via Wi-Fi or Cellular connection on the northbound side. Ensure security when connecting the ProtoAir through firewall-friendly outbound connectivity and a standard 80 HTTPS port.

3. APPLICATION ENGINE SUPPORT

  • Develop and host FieldServer-resident web-based applications to immediately enhance the value of your products while improving organizational productivity

4. WI-FI ACCESS POINT

  • Directly connect and easily configure ProtoAir via mobile device without connection to the facility's LAN or WAN to access the local web-based application

5. SMC DEVICE CLOUD SUPPORT

  • Register your ProtoAir to the MSA Grid interface for remote access to local applications, configuration, and device management

6. VPN

  • OpenVPN allows users to remotely connect local software to their remote site ethernet devices via FieldServer for software updates and changes

7. PROXY TUNNEL

  • An SMC Cloud feature that allows users to view the web page on their remote device via the remote FieldServer

8. PROATTACH

  • This FieldServer feature assists users enter valuable site information to enable rich analytics when analyzing or diagnosing data from all sites via the MSA Grid

9. 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
Model Numbers
  • FPA-C41 (Cellular AT&T)
  • FPA-C42 (Cellular Verizon)
  • FPA-C43 (Cellular Vodafone)
Radio Specifications
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
    • Channels: 1 to 11 (inclusive)
    • Antenna Type: Internal
    • Encryption: TKIP, WPA & AES
  • Cellular
    • Features: LTE Cat.4
    • Antenna Type: SMA
    • HSDPA: Up to 150 Mbps
    • HSUPA: Up to 50 Mbps
Other
  • Web configuration
  • Toolbox diagnostic utility
  • DIN rail mount included
  • On-board diagnostics
Communication
  • Serial (Galvanic Isolation): RS-485/RS-232
    • Baud: 9600, 19200, 34800, 57600, 76800
  • Ethernet
    • 10/100BaseT
    • MDIX
    • DHCP
Environment
  • Operating temperature: 4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
  • Relative humidity: 10-95% RH non-condensing
Enclosure
  • Dimensions: 4.0 x 1.1 x 2.7 in. (10.16 x 2.8 x 6.8 cm)
  • Weight: 0.4 lbs (0.2 kg)
Power Requirements
  • 12 - 24 VDC
  • 240 mA @ 12 V 

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