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. With two Ethernet ports, the ProtoNode FPC-N64 allows data to move seamlessly across disparate subnets and supports physical segmentation for Cloud connectivity, allowing for enhanced LAN security from the WAN/Cloud.

This product is protected by FieldSafe.

OEMs can enjoy the benefits of the cloud connectivity through the MSA Grid. The ProtoNode is MSA Grid-enabled, meaning all ProtoNodes can be registered to the MSA Grid, MSA’s device cloud for the IIoT. The MSA Grid 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.

1. MSA Grid SUPPORT

  • Register your ProtoNode to the MSA Grid 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 PROTOCOL EXPERIENCE
  • Use the ProtoNode to translate between BACnet MS/TP and BACnet/IP protocols, reduce traffic over a BACnet network by providing fast data communication, and easily connect to remote BACnet networks
4. MULTI-CLIENT SUPPORT
  • Ensure interoperability between any industrial and/or building automation protocols with one or more of the 140+ protocols supported by MSA
5. ADVANCED AUTO-DISCOVERY
  • Automatically discover known devices on the network and be configured to provide the protocol translation necessar
6. CONFIGURATION AUTO-SELECTOR
  • Via DIP switches. Enable manufacturers to pre-load multiple predefined configuration
7. VPN
  • OpenVPN allows users to remotely connect local software to their remote site ethernet devices via FieldServer for software updates and changes
8. PROXY TUNNEL
  • An MSA Grid feature that allows users to view the web page on their remote device via the remote FieldServer
9. 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
10. 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

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