Wireless M-Bus Mobile Radio + LoRaWAN Metering Gateway

Manufacturer-independent EED complete solution for remote reading of water meters, heat meters and heat cost allocators via Narrowband IoT or LoRaWAN

Vendor-independent smart metering gateway incl. data platform

The Lobaro wireless M-BUS via Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) gateway transmits consumption data from water meters, heat meters and heat cost allocators with 868 MHz radio interface to the Lobaro device platform in encrypted form via LTE mobile radio at low cost. There, all consumption data is available as CSV file download or via e-mail dispatch. Thanks to the modern LTE Narrowband Mobile Communications (NB-IoT) remote reading even works in places like basements where smartphones no longer have reception.

The Lobaro Gateway works with all 868 MHz radio / OMS water meters, heat meters, heat cost allocators or similar from various manufacturers:

  • wireless MBUS S1 & C1 & T1 Mode (868 MHz)
  • EN 13757-4
  • OMS v3 & v4
  • Sensus RF Bubble Up (868 MHz)

Downstream services and billing systems can be accessed via standard APIs (MQTT, REST, HTTP Push) receive the consumption values processed from the Lobaro IoT platform. Direct integration of the bridge without the Lobaro platform is also possible on request.Wireless MBus Gateway Cellular and LoRaWAN

In 3 steps to the consumption meter radio reading

  • 868 MHz wireless M-Bus meter install

  • Mount Lobaro Gateway near the meter ("walk-by distance")

  • Export consumption data from Lobaro platform (CSV or API)

  • Better range than 4G LTE

  • Includes Sim card for 10 years gateway operation in Germany (2MB / month)

  • Lower battery consumption than 4G LTE

  • Network coverage in Germany and Europe

Deutsche Telekom: Link to Telekom NB-IoT availability check
Vodafone: TBD

Lobaro Wireless M-Bus Gateway for cellular NB-IoT and LoRaWAN

Key data / Key facts

  • Wireless M-Bus Gateway V2
  • Radio technology
    wMBUS: S1-Mode & C1/T1-Mode (868 MHz)
    Sensus RF BUP (868 MHz)
    Mobile: LTE Cat NB1, LTE Cat M1
  • Power supply
    3.6V battery (15Ah)
  • Data upload interval
    Std.: Daily up to 100 counters
    Configurable: more frequent
  • Upload format via UDP
    CBOR over CoAP
  • Configuration 
    a) Mobile downlink
    b) USB PC Tool
    c) Firmware over the Air (FOTA)
  • Data volume required
    max. 2 MByte per month
  • 500 MB sim card
    Term: >> 10 years
  • Data filter on gateway
    a) Devices ID
    b) Devices type
    c) Manufacturer
  • Antennas
    Internal 868 MHz (PCB)
    Internal LTE Band 8 & 20
  • Outdoor IP67 housing
    122mm (W) x 82mm (L) x 55mm (H)
    Technical data
  • Conformity
    CE, RoHS, WEEE
  • Compatible consumption meters
    Successful operation tested with, among others:
    Diehl Sharky 774 / 775 (Heat)
    Diehl Hydrus (water)
    Sontex 868 (heating costs)
    – EMH eHz (Electricity meter)
    - Sensus iPerl (water meter)
    ...and many more wMBUS (S1,C1,T1-Mode)
    based meters or sensors.