Bosch Boilers Get Smarter with ProtoAir
Mitchell Gracie posted on March 14, 2019 |
Sierra Monitor Corp. and its ProtoAir technology allow for boilers in industrial and commercial settings to be connected to the cloud, enabling building management systems solutions, such as saving money and energy. (Image courtesy of Sierra Monitor Corp.)
Sierra Monitor Corp. and its ProtoAir technology allow for boilers in industrial and commercial settings to be connected to the cloud, enabling building management systems solutions, such as saving money and energy. (Image courtesy of Sierra Monitor Corp.)

Bosch US and Sierra Monitor Corp. (SMC) are putting their heads together to further the relationship between boilers in industrial and commercial settings with the Internet of Things. By integrating ProtoAir—SMC’s cloud and protocol gateway for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—into the commercial boilers of Bosch US, the partnership hopes to bring customized solutions to manufacturers around the world.

In fact, according to the two companies, ProtoAir will proliferate building management systems (BMS) to be connected to Bosch’s equipment.

“We have always had amazing support from the Sierra Monitor team,” said Dan Moffroid, product manager for Bosch US. “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.”

Bosch US plans to leverage ProtoAir to satisfy their IIoT needs. (Image courtesy of Bosch US.)
Bosch US plans to leverage ProtoAir to satisfy their IIoT needs. (Image courtesy of Bosch US.)

The ProtoAir gateway from SMC and its integrated Wi-Fi infrastructure brings building automation, industrial control and IIoT solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), allowing for equipment to be connected to the cloud and other BMS solutions. According to the recent press release, this will help with the interfacing of new or legacy devices with other systems and protocols.

“Customers like Bosch are at the cutting edge of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) revolution and they are a great testament to how OEMs can provide a BMS connection to each product,” said Steve Shaw, vice president of marketing at Sierra Monitor.

The ease of integrating SMC’s ProtoAir has let Bosch implement the technology throughout its many building applications, such as schools, health centers and small commercial spaces. According to Bosch, each of those examples of settings that ProtoAir can and will be implemented allow for its HVAC systems to be connected to a BMS for the control and monitoring of mechanical and electrical equipment embedded within the buildings.

“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,” elaborated Moffroid.

It’s an exciting time for BMS, smart buildings and the energy- and cost-saving results they bring!


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