For smart metering, a seamless and easy integration is mandatory. For this, utilizing a wireless technology is a key, but requires communication protocols with little overhead for small amounts of data. The European wireless M-Bus standard (EN 13757-4) specifies the wireless communication between meters for water, gas, heat, electricity and other meters, as well as the data concentrators for collecting all meter data. As the wireless M-Bus protocol is well proven and established in different countries, it is a major standard for smart metering not only in Europe, but also in many other regions worldwide.
facts about wireless m-bus
- Well-proven standard:
Spezified in EN 13757-4
- Low power:
Low complexity and thus low energy consumption of the end nodes due to the star network structure
- Wide area:
Up to 3,5 km transmission range in urban terrain
Narrowband operation and up to 500 mW transmission power
AES-128 encryption standard
Optimized balance of price and performance
The Open Metering System (OMS) stands for a manufacturer- and utilities-independent standardization for M-Bus based communication between utility meters (electricity, gas, water, district heat, heat cost allocators) and systems in the field of smart meters.
STACKFORCE has been and is actively participating at the OMS-Group since 2011. We are participating in several working groups at OMS:
- Working Group 1 - Primary communications
In addition: Task Force Security
- Working Group 3 - Testing norm
- Working Group 4 - Wired M-Bus
We also provide trainings specifically for regarding the OMS specifications.
Why STACKFORCE for wireless M-Bus
- We are intensively working with wireless M-Bus since almost a decade.
- We are in touch with most likely all important flavours of wireless M-Bus (OMS, DSMR, CIG UNI / TS, ...).
- We developed a well known and proven protocol stack.
- We are engaged in the major working groups at the OMS-Group.
- We have been working with manufacturers of measuring systems, collectors and semiconductors for years.
Consulting & Support
We have extensive experience in the whole field of wireless M-Bus. Including all its flavours like OMS, CIG UNI / TS, DSMR, ... and related topics like security, timing, cerfitication, and so on. We also provide individual trainings, at our premises or yours, deeply technical including hands-on, but also a mixture of commercial and technical point of view.
Development, Customization & Tools
We can provide everything you need to enable wireless M-Bus for your products. Beginning at a first consulting or training, continued by providing development services, support and tools (such as test and monitoring solutions), up to a complete product development.
Our wireless M-Bus related products
The wireless M-Bus Protocol Stack is compliant to the wireless M-Bus / OMS standard and additionally has professional support. It is optimized towards a compromise of small footprint, excellent modularity and scalability, combined with high functionality.
Our Multi-Stacks offer the possibility to choose between several stacks and radio standards, such as mioty®, LoRaWAN®, wireless M-Bus, OMS, Sigfox and others. This flexible solution allows you to achieve maximum usability when you connect your product to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Each technology has its special properties and advantages, so it can be useful or even necessary to combine several communication technologies in the same system. The Integration Kit offers a simple and effective solution for handling all of them in just one network.
The wireless M-Bus-to-LPWAN Bridge is a communication device which transmits wireless M-Bus meter data to your own Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by using mainly mioty®, LoRaWAN® or Sigfox. Therefore your wireless M-Bus metering network is enhanced to communicate over long distances via modern LPWAN technologies.
The wireless M-Bus Test Gateway is an interactive analysis, monitoring and data logging tool. It enables the visualization, testing and monitoring of telegrams in the development and operation phase of wireless networks. The Test Gateway can be individually adapted to the specific needs of your Internet of Things (IoT).