ProtoNode

ProtoNode

Semi-custom design and development project to develop embedded gateway for OEM

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.

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ProtoNode
ProtoNode
Semi-custom design and development project to develop embedded gateway for OEM
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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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  • FPC-N54 - ProtoNode with RS-485 (replaces N34)
  • FPC-N35 - ProtoNode with LonWorks
  • FPC-N36 - ProtoNode with RS-232
  • FPC-N37 - ProtoNode with KNX
  • FPC-N64 – ProtoNode with two Ethernet port
Power Requirements
  • Power: 9-30 VDC or 24 VAC
  • RS-422: 15-30 VDC or 12-24 VAC
  • Current draw @ 12V:
    • FPC-N54 @ 12V = 240 mA
    • FPC-N35 @ 12V = 250 mA
    • FPC-N36 @ 15V = 200 mA
    • FPC-N37 @ 15V = 210 mA
    • FPC-N64 @12V = 240mA
M-Bus:
  • Slave: 550 mA @ 12V
  • Master (1 Slave): 580 mA @ 12V
  • Master (64 Slave): 980 mA @ 12V
Environmental
  • Operating Temperature: -4º to 158ºF (-20º to 70ºC)
  • Relative Humidity: 5-90% RH, non-condensing
Enclosure
  • N3x (classic) form factor:
    • Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.6 in. (11.5 x 8.2 x 4.0 cm)
    • Weight: 0.4 lbs (0.2kg)
  • N54 & N64 form factor:
    • Dimensions: 4.0 x 1.1 x 2.7 in. (10.2 x 2.8 x 6.8 cm)
    • Weight: 0.4 lbs (0.2kg)
Communications
  • Serial RS-485:
    • Galvanic isolation
    • Baud: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 76800, 115200
  • Ethernet:
    • MDIX
    • DHCP
BACnet Support
  • Alarm & Event notification read properties multiples
  • BACnet COV’s Trend Logging, BBMD and optional BACnet Router support
  • Support up to 10,000 BACnet Objects
  • DIP switches are for setting MAC Address, Node-ID, Baud Rate on the RS-485 Field protocol
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Approvals subject to change without notice and may differ based on configuration, part number and/or country. Contact Customer Service or check approval label on product for specific approval information.
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