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MEDIA ADVISORY: Sierra Monitor Corporation to Speak and Demo New IoT Products at 2016 AHR Expo

Company to Showcase Its IIoT On-Ramp Suite for OEMs; Nominated for Multiple ControlTrends Awards

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - January 20, 2016) -  Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB: SRMC), provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets, will showcase its newly announced IIoT On-Ramp Suite for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) at the 2016 AHR Expo, to be held January 25-27, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. In addition, Sierra Monitor CEO Varun Nagaraj will participate in speaking sessions during the conference, and Sierra Monitor representatives will attend a pre-AHR awards ceremony for the 2015 ControlTrends Awards, for which the company received four nominations.

The IIoT On-Ramp Suite comprises four products: FieldPoP™ device cloud; FieldPoP integration with leading analytics platforms, starting with Salesforce; ProtoAir™ wireless gateway; and an Application Engine with pre-packaged applications. The secure, comprehensive suite provides a set of hardware, software and cloud services that OEMs can use to accelerate the transformation of their devices into smart, cloud-connected products.

Sierra Monitor Booth Activities at the 2016 AHR Expo

What: A showcase of the four products that make up the IIoT On-Ramp Suite. Sierra Monitor representatives will:

  • Demonstrate the FieldPoP device cloud and highlight its role in extending automation protocols such as BACnet and LonWorks from field devices to the cloud
  • Demonstrate integration of the FieldPoP device cloud with the Salesforce cloud, the first of many visualization and analytics integration partnerships expected in 2016
  • Show mechanical samples of the ProtoAir gateway, Sierra Monitor's first wireless product in its well-regarded FieldServer protocol gateway and router family
  • Demonstrate how one of its OEM customers is using one of the pre-packaged applications running on Sierra Monitor's new Application Engine, which simplifies network management

Where: Booth 1159, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
When: Exhibit hours are 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26; and 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27
More information: Billed as the "world's largest HVACR [heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration] marketplace," the AHR Expo includes more than 400,000 square feet of exhibits from nearly 2,000 companies throughout the HVACR industry.

Sierra Monitor Speaking Sessions

Sierra Monitor CEO Varun Nagaraj will participate in the following educational sessions:

"Extending BACnet to the Cloud"
Description: This session will discuss how BACnet MS/TP and BACnet/IP devices can be registered, connected, to, and securely and remotely accessed from the cloud without compromising existing firewall policies. The talk will also discuss the advantages of individual BACnet devices having their own cloud connectivity in addition to being part of an integrated Building Management System. Part of BACnet International's 2016 AHR Expo Educational Sessions.
When: Monday, Jan. 25, 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Where: S320H

"Developing IoT Devices"
Description: Designing devices in the Internet of things model requires several fundamental assumptions including: the level of interoperability, cross system integration, access by third-party applications and more. This session will discuss the future model for broad interoperability adoption based upon device-level profiles and data object models. Presented by LonMark International.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: S320D

"Enterprise and IoT Access to Building Automation Systems: Managing Big Data and Cloud Interoperability"
Description: Building control systems are commonly exposed to data networks and the cloud, and many applications now have access to the system data. However, are system reliability, ownership and efficiency being sacrificed? This session will focus on the convergence of "Little Data" to "Big Data" and the challenges and opportunities facing owners, developers and data managers. Presented by LonMark International.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: S320D

Sierra Monitor Nominated for Four 2015 ControlTrends Awards

What: The 2015 Control Trends awards, "celebrating the heroes and superstars of the HVAC and building automation industries," will be presented during an awards ceremony scheduled to coincide with the 2016 AHR Expo. Sierra Monitor has been nominated for 2015 ControlTrends awards in the following categories:

  • Peripheral Product of the Year
  • Innovative Product of the Year [for the FieldServer BACnet Router]
  • The PID (Passion, Integrity, and Dedication) Award [for Varun Nagaraj]
  • Vendor of the Year - Small Manufacturer

Where: Hard Rock Live/Cafe Orlando, next to the main entrance to Universal Studios Orlando
When: Sunday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

About Sierra Monitor Corporation

Sierra Monitor Corporation addresses the industrial and commercial facilities management market with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets. The company's FieldServer brand of protocol gateways is used by system integrators and OEMs to enable local and remote monitoring and control of assets and facilities. With more than 200,000 products, supporting over 140 protocols, installed in commercial and industrial facilities, FieldServer is the industry's leading multi-protocol gateway.

Sierra Monitor's Sentry IT fire and gas detection solutions are used by industrial and commercial facilities managers to protect their personnel and assets. Sentry IT branded controllers, sensor modules, and software are installed at thousands of facilities such as natural gas vehicle fueling and maintenance stations, wastewater treatment plants, oil and gas refineries and pipelines, parking garages, U.S. Navy ships and underground telephone vaults.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, Calif., Sierra Monitor was founded in 1979 and has been a public company (SRMC) since 1989. By combining its distinguished track record in industrial sensing and automation with emerging IoT technologies such as cloud connectivity, big data and analytics, Sierra Monitor is at the forefront of the emerging IIoT trend. For more information, visit

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Source: Marketwired (Canada) (January 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM EST)

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