ProtoCast

Industry Leading IIoT Solutions for System Integrators and OEMs.

ProtoCast is a Modbus to Wi-Fi gateway for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that connects field equipment to the MSA Grid. Now OEMs can cost-effectively connect all their field-deployed equipment to the cloud to improve customer care through remote monitoring, notification and alarming.

The ProtoCast also support 2 analogue inputs and up to 4 digital inputs so other elements can be monitored in parallel. (For example, an analogue water leak detector attached to a boiler/hot water heater).

With the ability to connect device to the cloud over Wi-Fi connection and automatically support multiple known controller profiles, the ProtoCast brings a new low-cost, entry level tool to OEMs transforming their business with Cloud-based services and support.

  • Tailored Modbus interface with 5 separate device profiles
  • Compact form factor for flexible installation
  • Analogue and digital inputs
  • MSA Grid-enabled remote access, data monitoring
  • Alarming and notifications
  • Supports Bluetooth connectivity to ProtoCast App
Turnkey Cloud Connectivity

The ProtoCast wireless gateway provides OEMs with a simple, low-cost and reliable on-ramp to the IIoT and MSA Grid connectivity. Provide channel partners or even end-users visiblity and access to field deployed equipment.

Create a new business model providing managed services for existing equipment. Take advantage of operational data collected across thousands of installed devices to perform statistical quality analysis, and apply AI/machine learning to begin to predict maintenance and support incidents.

1. COST-EFFECTIVE MODBUS TO CLOUD GATEWAY
  • Easily connect any OEM equipment directly to the MSA Grid for remote monitoring, access, notifications
2. ADDITIONAL ANALOGUE, DIGITAL INPUTS
  • Connect additional elements to develop comprehensive overview of local environment
3. APP BASED INSTALLATION, CONFIGURATION, MONITORING
  • Easily install and configure the gateway via the ProtoCast App.  Take advantage of the SMC Live app to provide end users visibility into their own equipment. 
4. MSA GRID SUPPORT
  • MSA Grid connectivity for remote access to local applications, configuration, and device management is included in the cost of the device.   
Model Numbers
  • FPA-W10-XXXX (Wi-Fi)
Wireless
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    • Frequency: 2.4 GHz
    • Channels: 1 to 13 (inclusive)
    • Encryption: TKIP, WPA & AES
  • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
    • Standard pairing
    • Bluetooth class 1 & 2

Communication

  • Serial: RS-485
    • Baud: 9600, 19200, 34800, 57600, 115200
Other
  • Browser and App-based configuration
  • Support for 5 OEM device profiles
  • Additional Inputs
    • Up to 2 analogue (either 4-20 mA or 0-10 VDC)
    • Up to 4 digital (voltage free)
Environment
  • Operating temperature: 4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
  • Relative humidity: 10-95% RH non-condensing
Enclosure
  • Dimensions: 3.8 x 1.6 x 0.8 in. (9.6 x 4.0 x 2.0 cm)
  • Weight: 0.1 lbs (0.04 kg)
Power Requirements
  • 12 - 24 VDC
  • 100 mA @ 12 V 

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.

  • RoHS Compliant
  • GOST-R
  • WEEE
  • CE
  • FCC