InduBox GSM Pulse (IB GSM PULSE)


Short Description

The InduBox GSM Pulse is an industrial pulse counting and GPRS communication device dedicated to energy market applications such as meter count verification etc. The pulse counter is an AC powered device housed in a robust wall mountable enclosure.



Product Details

Product Code: IB GSM PULSE
Product Name: InduBox GSM Pulse

Technical Overview

The pulse counter can be programmed in the Atmel processor in C. Tailor-made customer applications can be provided by Bausch Datacom if necessary. The stored cumulative pulse counting can be communicated through FTP over the GPRS network or by SMS messages.

As all Bausch Datacom modems & RTU’s, the InduBox GSM Pulse is equipped with a hardware Watchdog reset.

In order to keep accurate time, the firmware uses SNTP to obtain the correct time to be used in timestamps for statistics and transferred files.
Tailored made firmware can be implemented to convert the InduBox GSM Pulse into a simple SMS alarming device!

The InduBox GSM Pulse is part of our proven InduBox family, typically conceived for energy usages. Meter reading for electricity, gas or ‘green energy’ applications  such as solar panel or windmill electricity production are especially domains where the pulse counter can be implemented.

Product Specifications

Hardware specifications


° Bausch IP51 InduBox bottom enclosure and sealable connector
   cover: ABS with self-extinguishing V0 additive
° Transparent sealable cover:
   polycarbonate with self-extinguishing V1 additive
° Overall dimensions with connector cover: 180 mm  x 108 mm x 71 mm
° Overall dimensions without connector cover: 145 mm  x 108mm x 71 mm


° 2 pin digital input, active 24Vdc 
° galvanically separated 1000Vdc
° 2 pin screw contact


° -20°C - 70°C
°  10% - 75% (non condensing)

Power supply:

° 100 - 264 Vac 50/60 Hz
   Pidle = 1.6 W
° 2 pin screw contact

Supercap power backup (optional):

° 4 x 25F SuperCap capacitors for power backup when power fails.
° GSM module attempts to send an alert using SMS and FTP and will keep trying until successful.
° 2 pin screw contact


° AVR XMEGA 64 processor
° Built-in WS6318 Quad-band 800/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS modem with internal TCP/IP stack
° Magnetical Dual band FME antenna included
° Integrated 3V SIM card reader
° Communication protocol: GPRS Class 10 / CSD / SMS
° GSM data : asynchronous transparent mode
° Flow control (RTS/CTS – XON/XOFF) and speed buffering
° Automatic format and speed sensing (300 to 115.200 bps)
° AT command set support
° Circuit-switched 14.4 Kbps data and Group 3 FAX (Class 1 and 2)


° One complete RS-232 interface (TxD, RxD, DCD, DTR, RTS, CTS, RI and GND)
° RJ-45 connector


° Long term watchdog

Memory and counter:

° FRAM: 8192 bytes
° 64 bit cumulative counter

Status LED's:

° On, DCD, heart beat processor


Specific pulse counting applications are to be defined with each customer case by case.

Example of  ‘solar panel application’

° Pulse counting: Pulses are counted and totals are kept for each period of X minutes during X hours.  A cumulative count is kept for at most X years. Please note that the input frequency can be different in each particular application!

° Messaging: Once every X hours, a message is sent which contains the following information: total cumulative pulse count at the start of that X hour period, totals for X periods of X minutes during that X hour period. Information about the counters is provided, such as date and time, ...

° SMS message in PDU format or CSV file delivered via FTP

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