M!DGE router

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1. M!DGE router

1.1. Introduction

Although M!DGE wireless routers have been specifically designed for SCADA and telemetry, they are well suited to a variety of wireless applications. M!DGE HW and SW are ready to maintain reliable and secure connections from a virtually 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 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 proven components, including an Embedded Linux operating system and standard TCP/IP communication protocols.

Combining M!DGE with a MG102i two-SIM router in one network is quite straightforward because of fully compatible interface settings and behaviour on all HW interfaces. Thanks to the compact size and versatility of M!DGE, wireless routers prove indispensable in many SCADA and telemetry, as well as POS, ATM, lottery and security/surveillance applications.

M!DGE together with 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 center of a M!DGE network allows for efficient use of addressed serial SCADA protocols.

1.2. Key features

Mobile Interface Parameters

  • Mobile Connection options: HSPA+, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and LTE

  • Global connectivity

  • Transparent hand-over between 2G and 3G (M!DGE UMTS) or 2G, 3G and 4G (M!DGE LTE)

Power supply

  • Redundant dual power input pins

  • Input voltage: 10.2 – 57.6 VDC

  • Max. power consumption: 5 W

Services /Networking

  • Fallback Management

  • Connection supervision, Automatic connection recovery

  • Quality of Service (QoS)

  • OpenVPN, IPsec, PPTP, GRE, Dial-In

  • VRRP


  • DHCP server, DNS proxy server, DNS update agent, NTP

  • Telnet server, SSH server, Web server

  • Device server, Protocol server, SDK

  • Port Forwarding (NAPT), Firewall, Access Control Lists

  • Modbus TCP – Modbus RTU conversion


  • 2 Ethernet ports: LAN, WAN/LAN

  • RS232

  • 2× DI, 2× DO

  • USB host

Diagnostic and Management

  • Web interface, CLI available

  • File configuration

  • OTA SW update

  • Advanced troubleshooting

  • SMS remote control, SMS and E-mail notification

  • SNMPv1/v2c/3

1.3. Standards

EMCEN 301 489-1 V1.9.2
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1
EN 300 328 V1.8.1
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1
EN 50 121-3-2:2006
EN 50 121-4:2006
EN 55022:2010
EN 55024:2010
EN 61 000-6-2:2005
RadioEN 301511 V9.0.2
EN 301893 V1.7.1
Electrical SafetyEN 60950-1 +A11:2006/2009
                      +A1 +A12:2010/2011
EN 62311:2008
IP ratingIP40
ETHIEEE 802.3i
 IEEE 802.3u
 IEEE 802.3af