Radiocrafts and Smarteq Wireless have demonstrated over 1.5 km range from a utility
meter to a gateway in a Wireless M-Bus system using state-of-the-art antennas and RF
modules. The system is compliant to the new Open Metering System (OMS) specification
and NTA 8130 / DSMR.
The Wireless M-Bus standard (EN 13757-4:2005) is used for the communication between
electricity, gas, water and heat meters and a Multi Utility Communication (MUC) controller
(concentrator). Long radio range is important to make a reliable and cost efficient system,
reducing the number of MUCs required to cover a large geographical area.
By combining the leading RF performance of the recently released RC1180-MBUS3 radio
module from Radiocrafts with high performance antennas commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) from Smarteq, a Line-of-Sight range of 1.5 km was achieved for Wireless M-Bus T1 mode. The
slightly directive high-efficiency antennas are excellent for wall-mounted utility meters, where
the peak radiation (or reception) can be pointed in the most effective direction.
See the press release for more information.