German company RITTER Starkstromtechnik, member of the RITTER group buys an important share in Bausch Datacom Belgium, as expert in the communication and RTU industry, to join their activities in the smart grid market and especially for communication technology. 

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.

SMSRTUGPRSIEC 60870-5-104Inputs & outputsDinRail


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.

RS-232RS-485GSMIEC 60870-5-104GPRSDinRail

Latest News

Launch of industrial DinBox Router 3G with VPN, Ethernet, RS-232 & RS-485...

22 May 2017

Launch of DinBox Router 3G! For pricing contact Bausch Datacom or your local distributor! As the Utility market uses more and more secured routing applications connecting RTU's to the back-end, Bausch Datacom proposes a cost effective 3G router featuring VPN (IPsec) security and many industrial features as add-on to their range of modems and RTU's. More...

Basic monitoring of 10/0.4kV distribution transformers.

1 March 2017

The Bausch Datacom micro-RTU's are capable of performing communication (GPRS, 3G, LTE), IEC 60870-5-104 slave/Modbus mapping and delivering basic alarms and controls by digital I/O and metering values such as f.i. voltages, active power, reactive power, currents etc. The aim of the boxes is to have an all-in-one device at a cost-effective price, capable to be installed in larger numbers, so that they can be implimented in the 10/0.4kV distribution transformers. More...

Portfolio 2017: Modems and RTU's

20 January 2017

Next to participating in innovative R&D for MV/LV substation monitoring, Bausch Datacom will continue to present for 2017 a full portfolio of PSTN, GSM, GPRS, 3G and LTE (cat1) devices. Check out all features and possibilities! We will launch 3 new products in 2017! Do not hesitate to ask for more information on More...

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...

News overview »


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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