Solutions for reading on due dates

Reading counter values on due dates allows the subsequent consumption analysis over a certain period and, if necessary, their billing. Therefore, the consumption meters have to read periodical and time series have to be created.

Such time series can be formed ideally by logging values. Periodical data reports in CSV-format or via XML data stream enable the processing in an energy management system or in a billing system. 

Our data concentrators are the right choice for these applications. They collect meter data, e.g. via M-Bus or wM-Bus and make a consolidated data export at the end of a certain interval via network or GPRS.

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Data concentrators for Smart Metering


Automated data acquisition is the starting point for Smart Metering.

Based on our successful model MUC.easy, we have developed a new generation of hardware and software. The result is the MUC500 family, the MBUS-GSLE125 and our brand-new data concentrator MUC.easyplus.

A new feature is a so-called system meter, which offers monitoring or logging system states in addition to the other meter values. For a better fault analysis, the time of the last readout is visualised, and the export interface has been extended by a scripting system. This allows the customer to use a versatile tool to individualize the data export even more and to make it more flexible.

The product series MUC.easyplus is a family of data concentrators for Smart Metering. They are offering a quick and easy commissioning even without expert knowledge regarding the operation and the characteristics of M-Bus communication. The MUC.easy comes with an integrated and easy to use configuration web page. Only a few settings might be changed before starting the scan procedure for finding the meters. After that, the read-out procedure and the data processing is completely automated.

The devices are collecting the data on their own, no matter which type of meter and which type of medium is involved. The stored data then gets standardized by the MUC.easyplus and is provided to other systems. It is like Plug and Play, saving time and saving effort.

Most of our data concentrators have an integrated M-Bus interface according to EN 13757. On top of that, they come with three S0 pulse inputs and a serial interface (RS-485). This enables the user to read out further meters directly or by using an optical probe.

For wireless communication with meters, there is an wM-Bus interface according to the OMS standard (Open Metering Systems).

One major part of the MUC.easyplus is the integrated and very powerful communication software. It is responsible for all the data processing and meter recognition. Its universal operation follows the EN 13757 without basing on meter libraries. This omits the time-consuming maintenance of such libraries. In the same breath, it allows to read-out all the meters in the market, independent which manufacturer and which medium it is. All the values, units and also the metadata is recognized and represented on the device. In addition there is an extra data field “User label” for entering unique identifiers relating to your data collection system. These systems can be connected via Ethernet and in some variants also via mobile communication. It is your choice.

The products of the family MUC500 are specialized data concentrators. They are focused on only one physical interface and are addressing huge meter installations. The performance of the physical layer and the CPU is respectively high.

Handling is the same like above. An integrated web server offers a smart configuration web page. Meters are allocated by simply scanning the M-Bus.

Regarding wired M-Bus communication the MUC500 M offers up to 500 unit loads on the bus lines. For the wireless M-Bus there are up to two receivers integrated in the MUC500 W. This enables the parallel usage of different modes like S, T and C on the same frequency or even different frequencies with the same device. Besides the common 868 MHz there are also solutions for 433 MHz and 169 MHz.

In addition, the MUC500 W comes with an integrated RS-232 interface. So, an external level converter can be used for reading out wired and wireless infrastructures at once.

All devices of the next generation solve the challenges in huge installations and are able to handle more than 5000 meters logically.

MUC.easyplus

solvimus-product-MUC.easyplus

The powerful data logger with 4 GB storage. Metering interfaces are M-Bus, wM-Bus (OMS), a serial interface RS-485 and three pulse counting inputs (S0). The MUC.easyplus communicates via Ethernet. The variant MUC.easyplus 4G, which will be available at the end of this year, communicates via Ethernet and WAN interface (LTE). An integrated web server offers complete configuration via a standard web browser. The automatic bus scan allows an easy setup and selection of data points. Consumption and sensor data is transmitted to energy management systems directly as CSV or XML file. Optionally, the MUC.easyplus is also available with Modbus or BACnet extension.

MUC500 M 125/ MUC500 M 250/ MUC500 M 500

solvimus_MUC500 M data logger

The powerful data logger for huge installations with 4 GB storage. Metering interface is M-Bus. Regarding this communication the MUC500 M offers up to 500 unit loads on the bus lines. The MUC500 communicates via Ethernet. An integrated web server offers complete configuration via a standard web browser. The automatic bus scan allows an easy setup and selection of data points. Consumption and sensor data is transmitted to energy management systems directly as CSV or XML file. The powerful platform allows numerous security mechanisms and formats. Optionally, the MUC500 is also available with Modbus or BACnet extension.

MUC500 W1 / MUC500 W2

solvimus_MUC500 W data logger

The powerful data logger for huge installations with 4 GB storage. Metering interfaces are up to two independent wM-Bus (OMS) channels and one RS-232 interface for connecting an external M-Bus level converter. Regarding this communication the MUC500 M offers up to 500 unit loads on the bus lines. The MUC500 communicates via Ethernet.  An integrated web server offers complete configuration via a standard web browser. The automatic bus scan allows an easy setup and selection of data points. Consumption and sensor data is transmitted to energy management systems directly as CSV or XML file. The powerful platform allows numerous security mechanisms and formats. Optionally, the MUC500 is also available with Modbus or BACnet extension.

MBUS-GSLE125 / MBUS-GSLE250 / MBUS-GSLE500

solvimus_MBUS-GSLE125 data logger

A special position takes the MBUS-GSLE. It is a data concentrator that nearly utilizes the same software like the MUC.easy series. The specialty are its physical interfaces. It is an unique combination of an M-Bus master and an M-Bus slave. The field of application are existing M-Bus installations. The MBUS-GSLE can be installed between existing master and the connected meters. From now on, it will read the meters instead of the former master. All the features from the MUC.easy are available and will help shorten the readout cycle or gathering any additional data. The M-Bus slave interface is used for representing the meter data also to the former master. The MBUS-GSLE is available for 125, 250 and 500 unit loads. Optionally, it is also available with Modbus or BACnet extension.