DinBox GSM M4

DinBox GSM M4

GPRS 3G LTE Cat.M1 NB IoT Modem
Serial RS-232/RS-485 and 10/100 MB Ethernet Quadband 800/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM and/or EGSM/GPRS DIN-rail modem with router functionality for up to 8 LAN devices. With I/O (1xDI, 1x DO). M36 DIN-rail enclosure, 9 modules width. Meant for heavy industrial environments (tested according to extended electromagnetical immunity requirements in the Belgian electricity market). Used for AMR/MDM electricity applications. Different power supplies possible (85-264 Vac, direct 9-57 Vdc etc...).

Highlights

  • Industrial DINrail GPRS/3G modem with routing capabilities
  • Management system (Q1 2019): Firmware upgrades, Remote Parametrization, Commissioning, 'Health Check'...

Specifications

  • Housing:
    Bernic M36 DIN-rail housing, 9 modules width
    DIN-rail EN 50022 Self extinguishing UL 94 V.0
    Material: Noryl V0 1550
    Dimensions: 157 mm (9 modules) x 86 mm x 58 mm
  • Power Supply:
    Different power supply options possible: universal integrated power supply 85-264 Vac, isolated input 18 - 75Vdc, isolated input 9 - 36Vdc, direct 9 - 57Vdc, direct 9 - 15Vdc
    2-pin removable terminal block with screw contacts for Mains, RJ-45
    Especially conceived for 'heavy' industrial environments: tested according to TST 25-3 extended immunity requirements in the Belgium electricity market
    Very low power consumption; the separate base band and PA power supply inputs extend operational life for battery powered devices.
  • Engine: 2G GSM/GPRS modem
    Embedded HL6528 Sierra Wireless ('Wavecom') 2G GSM/GPRS Quadband (850/900/1800/1900 MHZ) module. 
    Scalability between 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE) with the same small size (22x23 mm) footprint and core pin layout allows easy upgradeability to 3G and 4G (LTE) within the same hardware design. 

    Embedded ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor making signal processing algorithm development easy
  • Antenna: Magnetical SMA antenna included
  • Mini SIM card reader, accessible from the outside
  • Communication protocols: 2G GPRS Class 10 / CSD / SMS GSM data : asynchronous transparent mode
    Flow control (RTS/CTS – XON/XOFF) and speed buffering
    Automatic format and speed sensing (300 to 115.200 bps)
    AT command set support
    Circuit-switched 14.4 Kbps data and Group 3 FAX (Class 1 and 2)
  • Routing to up 8 devices. PAP/CHAP authentication, Network Adress Translation, DHCP / routing table 8 LAN
  • Interfaces & Connectors:
    1 x digital input, 1 x digital output
    DI: 1x 12Vdc
    DO: OptoMos PS7241E
    Ron : 35 Ohm maximum
    load : 120 mA maximum
    Mains 2-pin header and plug (terminal block screw connector) pitch 5.08 mm, maximum conductor cross section: 2.5 mm2
    Female RJ-45 10/100 MB Ethernet connector
    RS-232 and RS-485 connector
    AMP 50 Ohm SMA antenna connector
    Standard serial RS-232 interface with 8 contacts, isolated and logically seperated 2/4 wire RS-485 interface, 10/100 Mb Ethernet interface.Antenna:
  • Antenna with SMA-connector
  • Reset: Long term, configurable watchdog: to prevent a lock-up the DinBox GSM M4 will have an automatic and 'hard' reset each 1 to 68 hours (configurable).
  • Environmental: -40° C / +85° C; humidity: 5-95%
  • Communication Protocols:
    IEC 60870-5-104 slave/Modbus Mapping (Optional firmware)
  • Modem Management System (Q1 2019): Firmware upgrades, Remote Parametrization, Commissioning, 'Health Check'...
  • Certification: CE

Additional Info

Since 1989 Bausch Datacom has focused on helping equipment owners save money without risk to reliability. We continue to build on over 25 years of manufacturing experience with quality components, innovation in engineering, service and support to our customers. The DinBox GSM M4 modem is the M36 DINrail version in the well known InduBox range, building on the robustness of the InduBox GSM IX and InduBox GSM M4 Bausch modems, combined with 2 new features: the integration of an Ethernet interface - additional to the classical serial (RS-232/485) interfacing - and an industrial DINrail mounting. So like all InduBox modems the DinBox GSM M4 is especially conceived for 'heavy' industrial environments. The device is tested according to the TST 25-3 extended immunity requirements in the Belgian electricity market. To prevent a lock-up the DinBox GSM M4 is equipped with a long term, configurable watchdog, allowing an automatic and 'hard' reset each 1 to 68 hours (configurable).
Moreover the standard version of the DinBox GSM M4 includes a router functionality for up to 8 LAN devices. This possible usage of the modem as a basic but cost-effective router opens a whole new market for new applications in the utilities. It results in a top quality modem with an impressive history - approximately 60.000 modems in the field of utilities- offering an additional application as a cost-effective basic router; we even have the necessary software upgrades available to use the modem as a basic micro-RTU for IEC 60870-5-104 & Modbus applications.
In general the DinBox GSM M4 can be configured as a transparent modem (GPRS) for meter reading, but also as a SCADA RTU or as a router to your network LAN device (meter, RTU, etc.).
Basic features such as remote firmware upgrade, DHCP, static routing, gateway setting etc... are included. The modem can be programmed through a webserver interface.
The complete modem infrastructure can be managed by a Modem Management System (Praxis) in order to group, control and log your modem infrastructure and their communication parameters, like costs.
For example every 15 minutes the DinBox GSM M4 can be programmed to measure the reception level <rssi> of  the signal sent by the closest GSM Base Transceiver Station (BTS) as well as the received bit error rate <ber>. In fact, the DinBox GSM M4 will keep statistics of 'rssi' and 'ber', time of watchdog restart, number and time of switching between CSD and GPRS, settings of the RS-232, RS-485 and config ports (baudrate, parity, stopbits), GPRS settings (APN...), IMEI code etc...
These statistics can be stored internally in the modem and retrieved on a daily base.