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January 12, 2015 20:00 ET

Sierra Monitor Corporation Announces BTL-Certification for BACnet Router Product

First Product to Be Certified as Router at BACnet Protocol Revision 12

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - January 12, 2015) - Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB: SRMC), provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets, today announced that its FieldServer BACnet Router FS-Router-BAC has been certified by the BACnet Testing laboratory (BTL), having successfully passed the Protocol Revision 12 router tests. The product is the first one in its class to pass the new Protocol Revision 12 tests.

"Building owners and control systems designers rely on products that carry the BTL Mark, to ensure interoperability when it comes to their field integration," said Duffy O'Craven, BTL Manager. "As the BACnet standard evolves to support new requirements, it's important that product vendors keep their implementations current. We are pleased to recognize that Sierra Monitor's FieldServer BACnet Router is the first product to be successfully tested as a Router at Protocol Revision 12."

The FieldServer BACnet router is a complete internetworking solution for BACnet/IP, BACnet MS/TP, and BACnet/Ethernet. With its use of two RS-485 ports, the product reduces the cost of connecting each BACnet MS/TP device to a BACnet/IP backbone or doubles the responsiveness of each connected MS/TP device relative to other options in the market. A simple one-page configuration screen along with a unique one-click discovery feature that allows the integrator to discover all connected BACnet devices minimizes the time required for successful commissioning.

Engineer Shane Hodgson from Integrator Mestex, a division of Mestek Inc, said, "It was very easy to get the router up and communicating with the devices on the BACnet MS/TP side and with the software on the BACnet/IP side. Also, the support of up to 64 devices across the two MS/TP connections on the router exceeds that of the competitive product that I've tested which supports 31 or 32 devices maximum."

The FieldServer BACnet Router FS-Router-BAC is available for sale immediately from Sierra Monitor Corporation (www.sierramonitor.com) and authorized partners.

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 100,000 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, US Navy ships, and underground telephone vaults.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California, Sierra Monitor was founded in 1979 and has been a public company 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: http://www.sierramonitor.com/

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