FieldServer Technologies Partners with Cisco Expanding the Reach of Cisco EnergyWise to BAS Devices


FieldServer gateways provide the interface between existing building automation devices and Cisco EnergyWise

Milpitas, CA: FieldServer Technologies, a leading developer of building automation interface protocol gateways, announced today the release of the Cisco EnergyWise Endpoint driver allowing third party building automation devices to be accessed via Cisco EnergyWise, a Cisco network service that allows for energy monitoring and management. FieldServer is proud to align with Cisco by developing this capability that has the potential to massively expand the adoption of EnergyWise in existing and future Cisco networks. EnergyWise is an innovative architecture built into Cisco switches and routers enabling access for monitoring, reporting and reducing energy consumption across an entire corporate or institution infrastructure. Cisco EnergyWise enables the utilization of the network as the platform for energy command and control.

IT networks using Cisco switches and routers are able to discover Cisco EnergyWise manageable devices, enabling energy management systems to monitor their power consumption and take action based on business rules to reduce power consumption while ensuring continued business productivity. Many devices including IP phones, computers, laptops, VDI terminals and PDU's have access to the Cisco EnergyWise domain and are part of the network. However, until now, many legacy building devices and non-Ethernet connected devices have been left out of the domain. This includes a significant number of energy consuming devices such as lighting, HVAC, access control and safety systems. Utilization of a FieldServer gateway with EnergyWise Endpoint protocol enables access of these third-party devices to the Cisco EnergyWise domain. Energy management systems can then provide monitoring and control based on the capabilities of the third party device.

"The FieldServer Gateway has completed operational tests interfacing several building automation devices to Cisco's EnergyWise domain," reported Richard Theron, National Sales Manager for FieldServer, "clients have been impressed with the capability of FieldServer in this application."

Cisco's EnergyWise domain, coupled with FieldServer's gateway to existing building automation devices and networks, enables serious energy management by today's building owners, managers and integrators.

About FieldServer Technologies

FieldServer Technologies, a wholly owned division of Sierra Monitor Corporation based in California, designs and markets a broad line of devices that enhance communication between various instruments, systems, machines and other devices that utilize non-compatible data protocols. The FieldServer combined with the extensive driver library makes the perfect package to achieve interoperability. For more information about FieldServer Technologies, please visit its Web site at www.fieldserver.com/products/drivers/EnergyWise.php

About Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks.

Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. Cisco's vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn. For more information on EnergyWise visit the Cisco Systems website: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/ns726/intro_content_energywise.html

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