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Bausch Datacom is one of the key partners of Eandis - Belgian electricity distributor  - and KU Leuven/Energyville in the further development of a patented midvoltage sensor technology. The development is supported by KIC InnoEnergy. The technology is capable of measuring and monitoring voltage parameters at medium voltage without opening the XLPE cable to the core. The technology will result in compact and low cost sensor solutions that will be easily retrofitted in the field. The aim is to offer products in 2016/2017 worldwide.

Electricity Substation Monitoring

Lifetime and physical boundaries of infrastructure and short circuit events make it necessary to (tele)monitor (mid)-voltage substations. The WAN-communication of these parameters is in many cases through GPRS/3G TCP/IP IEC 60870-5-104 communication to a SCADA master set up.

The idea of a 'Smart Substation' monitoring Power Quality, directional fault passage, partial discharge of transformers information and communicating this information online (GPRS, 3G) to a SCADA backoffice is clearly gaining more and more terrain. Bausch Datacom focuses for the years to come on the development of RTU's, a mid-voltage sensor and fault indicators.More ...

Featured Products

DinBox RTU SL 104

IEC-60870-5-104 enabled! (Micro-) RTU in DINrail housing, with real time clock, 2 non isolated 12 bit AI, galvanically isolated DI (8) and DO (2) and integrated GPRS modem, supporting NMKD-3085 ASCII (ABB), TMX, 60870-5-104...communication protocols. Powered via 85-264 Vac/120-370 Vdc mains or 9-25 VDC (with optional power backup via 4 x Maxwell PC25 SuperCaps). Tailor made software on a project base.

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IEC 60870-5-104 enabled! The DinBox GPRS SL modem is a serial V.24 RS-232/RS485 2/4 wire modem in a DINrail housing. The modem is DC powered and can be equipped with several metering and/or SCADA protocols. CSD GSM data, GPRS IP socket server & client modes are possible. The modem is an ideal solution for RS-232/485 interfacing to PLC, metering devices, power quality measurement equipment and others.

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Latest News

Bausch Datacom wins tender for Sibelga with DinBox GSM M4!

4 November 2016

November, 20th 2016, Sibelga, DSO for the Brussels region in Belgium equips the next years some 700 MV/LV substations with RTU's from ABB to monitor short-circuit detection (mainly on the LV part - 400V - per phase) and indicate alarms. The routers used to communicate to the ABB RTU are the new Bausch Datacom DinBox GSM M4 modemsrouters. More...

ARGUS, from Issue to Vision to Solution

8 August 2016

Innovative technologies to enable cost-effective products for MV/LV substations with applications to smart grid operation and electric vehicle load balancing More...

June 2016: Launch of DinBox GSM M4 modem - The workhorse of substation communication!

22 April 2016

The DinBox GSM M4 can be configured as a transparent modem (GPRS) for meter reading, a SCADA IEC 60870-5-104 RTU or as a router to your network LAN device (meter, RTU, etc.). This makes it the ideal product for the communication of all kinds of applications. More...

DinBox RTU SL 104: IEC 60870-5-104 micro RTU's for MV/LV substations

7 December 2015

The DinBox RTU SL 104 is a micro GPRS RTU, tailor made for alarming (and monitoring) applications. Typical MV/LV substation alarming and monitoring events can be communicated by the RTU. More and more DSO's are looking at costeffective solutions for their MV/LV substation monitoring. Ores, Infrax, AIEG in Belgium and SIG (Genève) and Lausanne in Switserland are the first DSO's to test and implement this new approach. More...

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Bausch Datacom is the specialist in industrial
data communication: heavy-duty PSTN, GSM &
GPRS/3G modems and RTU's  for the energy,
automation & M2M market.

The company focuses on following aspects of the electricity grid: IEC 60870-5-104 SCADA communication, external meter reading communication, EV charging infrastructure electronics and ‘Active Substation' technology. Bausch Datacom is member of Smart Grids Flanders.

Typical engineering projects & products:
Remote PSTN/GSM/GPRS/3G  meter reading
GPRS IEC 60870-5-104 & SMS RTU's  for SCADA 
Innovative electronics for 'Active Substations'
GPRS communication & control for EV charging units
GPRS & Ethernet dataloggers
PSTN socket modems
PSTN & GSM rackmodems
ISDN active Terminal Adapters
Radio Frequency (169 MHz) communication modules

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