M!DGE – Cellular router



  • 2× ETH, switch or router
  • 1× COM, 1× USB
  • 2× digital output, 2× digital input
  • Failover for fixed line
  • SCADA protocols
  • Redundant dual power inputs
  • -25 to 70 °C
  • 10.2–57.6 VDC

Reference showcase

M!DGE cellular routers have been specially designed for SCADA and Telemetry, nevertheless are well suited to many different wireless applications. M!DGE HW and SW is ready to maintain reliable and secure connections from an unlimited number of remote locations to a central server. Both standard Ethernet/IP and serial interfaces are available. Moreover, two digital inputs and two digital outputs can be used for direct monitoring and control of application devices.

M!DGE versatility is further enhanced by the two independent Ethernet ports. These can be configured to either support two independent LANs (e.g. LAN and WAN settings), or simply connect two devices within one LAN (effectively replacing an Eth switch). M!DGE software is based on well proved components, including an Embedded Linux operating system and standard TCP/IP communication protocols.

M!DGE combined with an MG102i two-SIM router in one network is quite easy to do because of fully compatible interface settings and behaviour on all HW interfaces. Thanks to compact size and versatility, M!DGE cellular routers prove indispensable in many SCADA and Telemetry, as well as POS, ATM, Lottery and Security/Surveillance applications.

M!DGE, together with the RACOM RipEX radio router, offers an unrivalled solution for combining GPRS and UHF/VHF licensed radio in a single network. Even a single RipEX in the centre of a M!DGE network allows for efficient use of addressed serial SCADA protocols.


  • Mobile Connection LTE, HSPA+, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM
  • Global connectivity
  • Transparent hand-over between 2G/3G/4G
  • Redundant dual power input pins
  • Input voltage: 10.2–57.6 VDC
  • Max. power consumption: 5 W
  • 2 Ethernet ports: LAN, WAN/LAN
  • RS232
  • 2× DI, 2× DO
  • USB host


  • Modbus, IEC101, DNP3, Comli, DF1, RP570, Siemens 3964(R) and others
  • Serial SCADA protocol addresses are mapped to IP addresses


  • TCP(UDP) protocols (e.g. IEC104, DNP3/TCP, etc.) are handled transparently
  • Web interface, CLI available
  • File configuration
  • OTA SW update
  • Advanced troubleshooting
  • SMS remote control, SMS and E-mail notification
  • SNMP
Mobile Interface UMTS 3G – WCDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+: B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)
2G – GPRS, EDGE, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Data rates: max. 14.4 Mbps downlink / 5.76 Mbps uplink
LTE 4G – LTE: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B20(800), all bands with diversity
3G – WCDMA, HSPA, HSPA+: B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900), all bands with diversity
2G – GPRS, EDGE, GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Data rates up to 100 Mbps downlink / 50 Mbps uplink (DC-HSPA+ 42/5.76)
LTE450 4G – LTE: B3(1800), B7(2600), B20(800), B31(450), all bands with diversity
3G – WCDMA, HSPA, HSPA+: B1(2100), B8(900), all bands with diversity
2G – GPRS, EDGE, GSM: 900, 1800
Data rates up to 100 Mbps downlink / 50 Mbps uplink
SIM slot 1 Mini-SIM ISO/IEC 7810:2003, ID-000
Ethernet 2× Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, Auto MDX, 2× RJ45, bridged or routed
Serial Interface 1× 3-wire RS232 on 15-pin screw terminal block, SCADA protocols
Digital I/O 2 digital inputs 0–5.0 VDC level 0
7.2–40 VDC level 1, maximum voltage 40 VDC
2 digital outputs Relay outputs 1st NO, 2nd NC
Limiting continuous current 1 A
Max. switching voltage 60 VDC, 42 VAC (Vrms)
Maximum switching capacity 60W on 15-pin terminal block
USB service interface USB host interface supporting memory devices
USB type A connector
Antenna Interface Impedance: 50 Ω
Connector: 1 x SMA female (UMTS model), 2 x SMA female (LTE models) – receive diversity
Power Supply Input voltage: 10.2–57.6 VDC (12–48 VDC -15% / +20%)
Power consumption: Rx max. 3.2 W
Tx max. 5 W
Environmental Conditions For indoor use only, IP40
Metal casing, DIN rail mounting kit included
Temperature range:
-25 to +70°C (-13 to +158°F) – M!DGE UMTS
-25 to +60°C (-13 to +140°F) – M!DGE LTE
Humidity: 0 to 95 % (non condensing)
Overvoltage Category: II
Pollution Degree: 2
Dimensions / Weight 125 × 45 × 110 mm (4.92 × 1.77 × 4.33 in), 450 g (1 lbs)
Type Approval CE, FCC
Antennas Various antennas available suitable for your application
Mounting kit Flat-bracket mounting kit

  • Substitution of DIN rail mounting kit (standard accessory) for mounting to flat surfaces
  • Flat surfaces mounting
  • Part No.: M!DGE_F_bracket
  • Heavy duty 3rd party products, tested in all environments
  • Recommended by RACOM:
  • 3rd party products, tested in all environments
  • Recommended by RACOM
  • LTE or UMTS/GPRS frequency ranges
  • Antenna types and details:
  • M!DGE is a part of RipEX demo case
  • Outside dimension: 455 × 365 × 185 mm
  • Weight approx. 4 kg (excluding the RipEx’s and M!DGE)
  • Part No.: RipEX_DEMO_CASE
Datasheet M!DGE midge-ds-en.pdf861 kB2018/02/16
Quick Start - M!DGE/MG102 midge-qs-en.pdf918 kB2017/06/13
User manual - M!DGE midge-man-en.pdf4 177 kB2017/12/08
M!DGE - application notes  
Overview midge-app-en.pdf206 kB2018/01/18
Introduction midge-app-intro-en.pdf293 kB2018/01/18
Hybrid Network midge-app-hybnet-en.pdf825 kB2017/12/07
Serial SCADA Protocols midge-app-ser-en.pdf948 kB2017/12/07
Typical Usage midge-app-typuse-en.pdf705 kB2017/12/06
VPN Configuration midge-app-vpn-en.pdf2 095 kB2017/12/07
WAN Backup midge-app-wanbac-en.pdf1 917 kB2017/12/07
M!DGE - press release  
Press release M!DGE - MEDC tender midge-pr-medc-en.pdf123 kB2014/09/18
Press release midge-pr-en.pdf287 kB2012/01/17
M!DGE - firmware
Firmware midge-fw- 299 kB2017/11/23
List of changes in FW 4.0.40 midge-fw-rn-en.pdf652 kB2017/11/27
Antenna GSM/UMTS, 5 dBi, 3 m, SMA connector ANT-GSM-M5-300.pdf249 kB2012/11/19
Antenna GSM/UMTS, 9 dBi, 3 m, SMA connector, magnetic ANT-GSM-MG9S.pdf339 kB2011/11/16
Antenna LTE/UMTS/GSM, 2,0 dBi, 3 m, SMA connector ANT-LTE-W1.pdf64 kB2012/12/04
Stick antenna 90°, GSM/UMTS, 2 dBi, 3 m, SMA connector ANT-GSM-RAO.pdf241 kB2013/09/24
Power supply 90-260VAC/24VDC/15W DIN PWS-AC-DC-DR-15-24.pdf249 kB2011/12/12
Power supply with back-up 90-260VAC/13.8VDC/150W PWS-AC-DC-AD-155-A.pdf351 kB2012/05/22
Power supply with back-up 90-260VAC/27.6VDC/50W, Mean Well PWS-AC-DC-AD-55B.pdf703 kB2017/10/20
M!DGE firmware archive