Dear Valued Customer:
This letter is to inform you that International Systems of America, LLC (ISA Fire & Security), is legally changing its name to Protegis, LLC d/b/a Protegis Fire & Safety. This name change represents our commitment to providing customers with the highest level of support and finds its roots in Latin meaning “to protect” or “to cover” or “to defend” which is at the core of our business!
This represents a legal name change and d/b/a but does not change the company FEIN. We are starting to use the name Protegis Fire & Safety in the marketplace, effective April 2, 2019. Immediately upon confirmation of our formal name change application, we will provide updated W-9 forms and all associated documentation to you to ensure a seamless transition.
While we are very excited about our name change, what will not change is the relationship we have with you, our customer. You can continue to expect the fastest, most-reliable service in the industry from the people you trust the most to maintain your fire and life safety equipment.
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Michael G Epperson
Protegis Fire & Safety
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PITTSBURGH, March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire California-based Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB: SRMC) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $33 million. The acquisition accelerates MSA’s strategy to enhance worker safety through the use of cloud technology and wireless connectivity, while supplementing the company’s organic investments in software-as-a-service applications, including its recently established Safety io™subsidiary.
Based in Milpitas, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley, Sierra Monitor is a leading provider of fixed gas and flame detection (FGFD) instruments and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and help protect high-value infrastructure assets. Typical uses for Sierra Monitor technology include wastewater treatment facilities, light manufacturing, transportation infrastructures, and HVAC applications. Sierra Monitor has annual revenue of approximately $20 million and approximately 80 employees.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to add Sierra Monitor to our core product portfolio and we look forward to welcoming the Sierra Monitor team to MSA,” said Nish Vartanian, MSA President and CEO. “Today’s agreement effectively fast tracks the timetable for our Safety io subsidiary to expand into infrastructure applications for our FGFD systems,” he said.
Launched in late 2018, Safety io is focused on leveraging wireless technology and cloud computing to enable a broad range of connected safety services and applications, including those involving the use of MSA portable gas monitors. “With Sierra Monitor’s extensive IIoT gateway offerings and its recent investments in cloud technology, we can accelerate our own connectivity strategy while also expanding our FGFD product line in a way that enables us to better serve markets where we do not currently have a market leading position,” Mr. Vartanian said. “Overall, this acquisition positions us to best leverage the broad potential of Safety io.”
In addition to connecting its own line of FGFD devices, Sierra Monitor’s IIoT solutions – marketed under the FieldServer brand – have extensive protocols to facilitate the connection of a broad array of infrastructure assets, such as boiler controls, chillers, lighting controls and any equipment that is integrated into a typical building management system. With a strong track record of innovation, Sierra Monitor has combined industrial sensing and automation with emerging technologies to provide IIoT solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets.
Sierra Monitor’s revenue base is evenly split between FGFD instruments and connectivity gateways that enable original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators to locally or remotely monitor and control fixed infrastructure assets. Sierra Monitor’s FGFD devices – branded as Sentry IT fire and gas detection solutions – protect personnel and facility infrastructures across a range of applications including wastewater treatment, alternative energy vehicle fueling and maintenance, and the oil and gas industry.
MSA Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ken Krause, who leads the company’s corporate development activities, commented, “As we look at our corporate strategy and where the safety market is headed over the long term, we see connectivity as an important differentiator.” Mr. Krause noted that MSA’s global installed base of FGFD systems consists of hundreds of thousands of instruments across the world. “The Sierra Monitor acquisition not only provides the opportunity to start to bring those instruments into the Industrial IoT, it enhances and supplements the organic investments we’ve been making in connectivity applications and software-as-a-service offerings,” he said.
“MSA’s leadership position in the safety market and commitment to innovation make it a natural home for Sierra Monitor,” said Jeff Brown, CEO of Sierra Monitor. “By leveraging MSA’s leading edge FGFD product offerings, and software engineering resources and expertise, we have the opportunity to scale our business and expand our reach far beyond the installed base and markets we have access to today.”
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. With approximately 85 percent of its revenue from the U.S. and Canada, Sierra Monitor’s financial results will be primarily reflected in MSA’s Americas business segment.
About MSA Safety
Established in 1914, MSA Safety Incorporated is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company’s comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military. MSA’s core products include self-contained breathing apparatus, fixed gas and flame detection systems, portable gas detection instruments, industrial head protection products, firefighter helmets and protective apparel, and fall protection devices. With 2018 revenues of $1.4 billion, MSA employs approximately 4,800 people worldwide. The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pa., and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. With more than 40 international locations, MSA realizes approximately half of its revenue from outside North America. For more information visit MSA’s web site at www.MSAsafety.com.
About Sierra Monitor Corporation
Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, Calif., Sierra Monitor was founded forty years ago (in 1978) and has been a public company since 1989. Recently named a “Top Place to Work” in Silicon Valley, Sierra Monitor combines a distinguished track record in industrial sensing and automation with IoT technologies such as wireless, cloud connectivity, and data services. As a result, Sierra Monitor is at the forefront of the emerging IIoT trend. The company’s vision is to capitalize on the expanding worldwide demand for knowledge-based products and services that improve operational performance, productivity, efficiency and safety in building automation, industrial, and military applications, while reducing demands on resources and energy consumption.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
Except for historical information, certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include but are not limited to all projections and anticipated levels of future performance, the expected timetable for completing the transaction, benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and any other statements about MSA’s and Sierra Monitor’s managements’ future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects. Forward looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those discussed herein. Any number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from projections or forward looking statements, including without limitation the ability to consummate the transaction, risks that the conditions to the closing of the transaction are not satisfied, litigation relating to the transaction, the ability of MSA to successfully integrate Sierra Monitor’s operations and employees, unexpected costs, changes or expenses resulting from the transaction, risks that the transaction disrupts the current plans and operations of MSA and Sierra Monitor, the ability to realize anticipated synergies and cost savings, competition from larger and more established companies in Sierra Monitor’s markets, MSA’s ability to successfully grow Sierra Monitor’sbusiness, potential adverse reactions or changes in business relationships resulting from the announcement of the transaction, the retention of key employees, global economic conditions, spending patterns of government agencies, competitive pressures, product liability claims, the success of new product introductions, currency exchange rate fluctuations and the risks of doing business in foreign countries. A full listing of these risks, uncertainties and other factors are detailed from time-to-time in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including our most recent Form 10-K filed on February 22, 2019. You are strongly urged to review all such filings for a more detailed discussion of such risks and uncertainties. MSA’s SEC filings are readily obtainable at no charge at www.sec.gov, as well as on its own investor relations website at http://investors.MSAsafety.com. MSA undertakes no duty to publicly update any forward looking statements contained herein, except as required by law.
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EasyIO is extremely excited to announce our 2nd annual World Conference, which will be in Amsterdam from the 19th-21st May 2019. As a highly valued member of the EasyIO community it would be amazing to see you there and you will get the benefit of sharing your experiences with other members of the community and learn all our news about our business growth, the very exciting plan ahead for the year with new products and software developments. We will also have some exceptional speakers at the event, and there is planned to be a great mix of news and information to help you develop your business with us over the next few years.
The EasyIO R&D department have been really challenging themselves in line with our approach to delivering solutions that help the industry Think Beyond, so be prepared to be challenged and ready to take the next steps with EasyIO to a more open, connected and always on world of buildings and data integration and playing your part in delivering that.
Please visit this link to the event on our web site, tickets will be at a premium as this event has been full every year it has been held.
We have guest speakers from some great companies including Battersea, Arup, Verco, and also from the Nordic market who will give us some great insight to how markets and demands are changing and what the future truly holds for our industry. The theme of the event is around delivering outcomes and moving the industry forward as far as we all can in support of a more manageable, supportable and integrated built environment. The general plan is to get everyone over on the Sunday to catch up and circulate, then the speakers will present on the Monday followed with some technical sessions on Tuesday for some of the more engineering oriented amongst us.
EasyIO see this very much as your event and it would be great to know that you will attend and challenge us with the demands for innovative, intuitive and forward thinking solutions. In order to plan successfully and ensure your slot at the event please book early and don’t be disappointed and miss out. We have already selected a few good hotels so please check out our online booking toolto see all options. Any questions about the hotels, please email@example.com.
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SANTA CLARA, California, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the global market for Internet of Things (IoT) in smart buildings, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Lynxspring with the 2019 Global Customer Value Leadership Award. The company’s edge-to-enterprise platform for smart buildings and IoT systems allows users to manage connected devices at the edge, in the network, as well as the cloud. It backs its solution up with solid end-to-end customer service to present its customers with best-in-class customer value.
“Lynxspring’s E2E platform provides exceptional service delivery and value enhancements through a well-synchronized suite of solutions to ensure timely integration with a smart building’s infrastructure,” said Konkana Khaund, Director of Consulting at Frost & Sullivan. “By helping users perform functions at the edge, along with the cloud, Lynxspring’s E2E platform enables users to connect and access data straight from the platform, as opposed to having to search devices, sensors, or pieces of equipment. This solution provides users immediate, actionable information to implement changes instantly.”
In an increasingly connected environment, Lynxspring understands the value of collaborating with multiple groups through multiple alliances to support connectivity in its products. Its partnership ecosystem includes original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators, as well as building owners and operators, which helps it extend the lifetime value of all the equipment and service offerings. Furthermore, cross leveraging data from OEMs’ systems creates richer visualization and analytics for customers.
Much of the technology available in the built environment depends on system integrators; Lynxspring created a channel of approximately 250 system integrator partners throughout North America and in a few select international countries to support the built environment effectively. These partners deploy the company’s technology in commercial office buildings, retail spaces, and universities. Lynxspring’s technology can support other sectors in the IoT space that need to connect and obtain data—including non-traditional customers that may not be part of the building space but need to resolve challenges related to connectivity, access to data, integration, or interoperability.
“Before deployment, the Lynxspring Professional Services (LPS) team collaborates with customers to assess their individual needs and determine the most efficient route for integration and optimization. Together, they develop a plan, including a functional guide specification that outlines the operational value and desired outcome of the project,” noted Khaund. “Lynxspring intends to apply the basic structure of E2E in other relevant IoT markets such as agriculture and equipment control while fortifying relationships with existing customers. This visionary strategy and robust platform will enhance the company’s value proposition and set it apart from its peers.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes the company’s unique focus on augmenting the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and customer base expansion.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
Embracing open software and hardware platforms, Lynxspring develops, manufactures and distributes edge-to-enterprise solutions and IoT technology to create intelligent buildings, better energy management systems, equipment control and specialty machine-to-machine and IoT applications. Lynxspring technologies and solutions simplify connectivity, integration, interoperability, data access and normalization and analytics from the edge to the enterprise. The company’s solutions are deployed in billions of square feet of commercial settings in the United States and internationally. More information about Lynxspring is available at https://www.lynxspring.com.
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Agenda (All times listed are in ET)
- 10:00-11:00 AM Expert Panel: How does cybersecurity affect safety, and what should you do about it?
- 11:30-12:00 PM Chat with the Expert: Mitigating Cyber Risk for Critical Infrastructure
- 12:00-1:00 PM Expert Webinar: Cybersecurity for Smart Building Control Systems
- 1:00-2:00 PM Expert Panel: Defending Against The 3 Biggest Cyber Threats
- 2:15-3:15 PM Expert Webinar: The Power of Connecting: Secure Connected Electrical Systems with EcoStruxure Power
- 3:30-4:30 PM Expert Webinar: Modernizing Your Operation For A Cyber Safe Environment
Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Expo, July 10-12, 2019
NIST and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate invite smartcity stakeholders to the Smart and Secure Cities and Communities Challenge Expo at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, July 10-12, 2019. The Expo will include representatives from other Federal agencies, industry, academia, cities and communities around the world. Registration is free, required for attendance, and instructions are online. A preliminary agenda is also online and will be updated.
The expo will showcase:
- Best practices and exhibits from Global City Teams Challenge’s Action Clusters and SuperClusters;
- Exhibits from technology providers, working on smart city and Internet of Things solutions;
- Keynotes addresses from leaders in government, industry and academia; and
- Panel discussions.
New PI-Based Products to Celebrate Pi Day
In honor of Pi Day, we’re celebrating the Raspberry Pi, which was created by the Raspberry Pi Foundation as a way to make computers more accessible to people all over the world. The Foundation provides low-cost, high-performance computers so more people are “capable of understanding and shaping our increasingly digital world, able to solve the problems that matter to them, and equipped for the jobs of the future,” (Source: www.raspberrypi.org/about/).
Contemporary Controls strongly supports the vision of using open hardware and software to make technology more accessible to everyone. As part of our vision for open control, we’ve created products that leverage the Raspberry Pi. We chose the Raspberry Pi because it is a powerful embedded platform, it is easily accessible, and it is the micro PC with the largest community which provides support in the form of custom applications, software tricks and neat “hacks”. Given that the community already has a lot of diverse applications for the Raspberry Pi, we wanted our products to offer new capabilities.
Control Without Restrictions
The BASpi I/O board turns your Raspberry Pi into a BACnet-networked, Sedona-programmable controller with 6 Universal Inputs and 6 Relay Outputs. The BASpi hat provides enhanced hardware circuitry, web-based configuration, and free graphical programming software for control applications. We wanted to truly enhance the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi3. We also wanted to keep both the hardware and software open, so we designed our BASpi hat so it can be run in conjunction with other applications on the Raspberry Pi.
Combined with our BASpi hardware and software tools enhancements, the already powerful Raspberry Pi3 turns into an extremely capable control device with web based configuration, universal IO, and industry standard data communication and control protocol – BACnet.
We’ve created two versions of the BASpi. One is just our BASpi I/O board for those people who already have a Raspberry Pi and are experienced with programming it. The other is the entire system, which includes the Raspberry Pi 3 board, our BASpi I/O board, an industrial grade μSD card with pre-written image, international power supply, and an enclosure case.
Learn more on the BASpi product page.
Open Control Meets Micro PC
Our soon-to-be released BASpi BACnet Client Controller turns an already powerful micro PC, Raspberry Pi, into a BACnet client and open Sedona controller. It serves as a mini-supervisor to BACnet/IP server devices over Ethernet or Wi-Fi and BACnet MS/TP devices over EIA-485. Using custom Sedona network variable components, the BCC can initiate read/write commands from its Sedona wire sheet to BACnet/IP or BACnet MS/TP server points on remote devices. Server points need not be Sedona compliant – just BACnet compliant. Any BACnet remote I/O such as Contemporary Controls’ Cube I/O can be made into a freely-programmable controller with the addition of the BCC. More information about the BASpi BCC coming soon.
We aren’t done yet — stay tuned for more products based on the Raspberry Pi in the near future.
April 30 - May 2, 2019 | Rosemont, Illinois Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
The AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo is a unique new event spotlighting the latest design & building processes, products and emerging technologies. This interactive three-day conference & expo is designed to inform and inspire today’s entire building team — innovative and influential architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, owners and more.
Educational sessions will include six separate tracks focused on plumbing, HVACR/mechanical systems, flooring, building envelope, roofing and general contracting. As an attendee you will walk away from this event with the connections and knowledge to leverage tomorrow’s building processes and construction technologies.
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The exhibit hall will be an essential hands-on resource for attendees, providing the opportunity to meet and network with leading companies introducing the latest products and technologies in building design, construction and the implementation of new ideas. View Floorplan
Influential speakers will lead sessions across six separate tracks where you will discover essential information on new technologies, applications and policies affecting your role in the build process. PLUS there are 20+ sessions offering CE Credits.
With over 10 hours of dedicated exhibit floor time, including the opening night reception, numerous exhibits and product demonstrations on the show floor will provide solutions you can implement immediately. Check Out All Networking Opportunities