Introduction to M-BUS
M-BUS (Meter-Bus) is a communication protocol used for remote reading of gas, water, heating, and any other type of consumption meter. M-BUS enables interoperability between different building systems and devices in building automation and control applications. Developed by Dr. Horst Ziegler of the University of Paderborn in cooperation with Texas Instruments, M-BUS is made for communication on two wires, making it a cost effective option. It is a European standard (EN 13757-2 physical and link layer, EN 13757-3 application layer).
Our Commitment to M-BUS
The FieldServer protocol gateway configured as an M-BUS master device has the ability to change each slave to a desired standard M-BUS baud rate automatically. It can also power the M-BUS network internally and thus save expenses and wiring of a level converter. The FieldServer can also manipulate and relocate data for greater efficiency and performance.
M-BUS devices often need to be connected to other networks. For example, in a building, it might be necessary to integrate the data produced by an M-BUS-speaking gas meter to a BACnet/IP or LonWorks or KNX based Building Automation System (BAS). M-BUS devices in the field may also need to present their information to a cloud service that speaks XML.
The FieldServer protocol gateways and converters can connect M-BUS devices to various management systems or device networks based on other protocols. Integrators and installers use our gateways for their flexibility, reliability, and ease-of-use, while OEMs often incorporate the FieldServer protocol gateway technology into their devices in lieu of doing their own protocol development.