Key features

Ethernet ports

  • M!DGE Ethernet ports can be configured either as a Switch (one IP address) or Router (up to four physically separated ports with individual IP addresses). Any combination of switched/routed ports is possible.
  • M!DGE3 Ethernet ports are physically separated, each with its own MAC address.

Ethernet subnets

  • Several (M!DGE3) or one (M!DGE2) additional IP address (alias) for each ETH interface can be defined

Static routing

  • All IP packets are processed according to the Routing table
  • It is possible to set Metric for each route
  • Advance options (M!DGE2):
    • Extended routing
      • Precede any other static routes
      • Routing based on more parameters than just destination IP address/mask (e.g. source IP address/mask, protocol, ToS).
      • Automatically used for routes via IPsec tunnels
    • Multipath routes
      • Weighted IP session distribution for particular subnets across multiple interfaces. E.g. it might be used in case of M!DGE2 equipped with two cellular modules – it can be configured what traffic type can be sent via the 1st module and what type via 2nd one, as well as how much data should be sent via particular module (e.g. 80 : 20 %).

Dynamic routing

  • Three standard Dynamic IP routing protocols are implemented:

VLAN

  • 802.1Q
  • M!DGE management can be done over separate VLAN

Terminal server

  • Two (M!DGE2) or five (M!DGE3) independent sessions
  • Encapsulates serial protocol to TCP (UDP) and vice versa
  • Suitable for IP and serial RTU’s combination within one network
  • Eliminates a transfer of TCP overhead over Cellular network

GRE

  • Non encrypted end-to-end tunnel
  • Encapsulates any network layer protocol inside virtual point-to-point link

L2TP (M!DGE2)

  • Non encrypted end-to-end tunnel
  • Suitable for bridging to local interfaces
  • Typically combined with IPsec (security + Layer2 connectivity)

PPTP (M!DGE2)

  • Virtual private networks between two hosts
  • For Microsoft Dial-up networking servers
  • Basic encryption and authentication features
  • Used in legacy networks

IPsec

  • Encrypted end-to-end tunnel
  • The highest security
  • See details

OpenVPN (M!DGE2)

  • Encrypted end-to-end tunnel
  • Suitable for point-to-multipoint
  • M!DGE can run as Server or Client
  • Authentication based on certificates
  • See details

NTP

  • Both NTP server and NTP client
  • NTP server may be synchronized from internal GPS

DHCP (M!DGE2)

  • M!DGE can work as DHCP server
  • Up to 70 DHCP reservations
  • Additional IP passthrough option – connected device over the selected LAN port will obtain M!DGE’s cellular IP address via DHCP

NAPT

  • Source and destination (IP/Mask/Port) translation supported

QoS

  • Prioritize critical traffic (e.g. SCADA) over lower priority applications (e.g. management)
  • Priority assignment or reservation of a specific bandwidth based on protocol (TCP, UDP…) and source and destination (IP/Mask/Port)
  • For outgoing traffic, individually for each ETH, COM or Cellular interface
  • 802.1p and DiffServ (DSCP) supported and Traffic flow (M!DGE3)

Device 

  • Digitally signed FW
  • Secured FW upgrade
  • Secure boot
    • Device fully boots only when FW is not tampered
  • Physical port disable
    • Each physical interface (ETH’s, COM’s, USB…) can be individually enabled / disabled
  • Digital input – can be connected to cabinet door and used as alarm

Management

  • HTTPS
    • Web interface
    • SSL (X.509) certificate
  • SSH 
    • Command Line Interface (M!DGE2)
  • Logical port disable
    • Each Logical port (HTTPS, SSH, SNMP…) or Virtual interface (Terminal server…) can be individually enabled / disabled
  • SNMP v3 (v1, v2c)

Access Control

M!DGE3

  • Role-based access control (RBAC)
    • 4 levels
      • Guest – read only
      • Tech – configuration excluding security
      • Sectech – Tech + security
      • Admin – full access
    • Unlimited users per level
  • Password management
    • Failed login alert
    • Complexity (configurable)
    • Timeout of inactivity (configurable)
    • Lockout (after each failed attempt, the time for the next possible login is gradually extended up to 15 min.)
  • RADIUS
  • Continuous improvement, no backdoor

M!DGE2

  • RADIUS
  • 802.1X
    • Supplicant client on ETH interfaces
  • Continuous improvement, no backdoor

Data Security

  • IPsec
    • Encrypted end-to-end tunnel
    • Mutual network-level peer authentication
    • Data-origin authentication
    • Reply protection against tampering
    • Periodic cryptographic keys exchange (IKEv1, IKEv2)

M!DGE3

    • Data integrity control (e.g. MD5, SHA 1, 256, 384, 512)
    • Data encryption (e.g. 3DES, AES128, 192, 256)
    • Forward secrecy (PFS) Diffie-Hellman groups e.g.:
      • Regular Groups – modp1024, modp1536, modp2048, modp3072
      • NIST Elliptic Curve Groups ecp192, ecp224, ecp256, ecp384, ecp512
      • Brainpool Elliptic Curve Groups ecp224bp, ecp256bp, ecp384bp, ecp512bp
      • Elliptic Curves X25519, X448

M!DGE2

    • Data integrity control (e.g. MD5, SHA 1, 256, 384, 512, aesxcbc)
    • Data encryption (e.g. 3DES, AES128, 192, 256, blowfish128-256 and many others)
    • Forward secrecy (PFS) Diffie-Hellman groups e.g.:
      • Regular Groups – modp1024, modp1536, modp2048, modp3072, modp4096, modp6144, modp8192
      • NIST Elliptic Curve Groups ecp256, ecp384, ecp512
      • Brainpool Elliptic Curve Groups ecp256bp, ecp384bp, ecp512bp
      • Modular Prime Groups with Prime Order Subgroup – modp2048s256
    • Application note
  • OpenVPN (M!DGE2)
    • Encrypted end-to-end tunnel suitable for point-to-multipoint scenarios (i.e. one server and multiple clients)
    • Each unit can serve as one OpenVPN server, or up to four OpenVPN clients (or one server and three clients)
    • One M!DGE2 unit can interconnect up to 10 VPN clients, or up to 25 clients with a SERVER SW key
    • Authentication based on certificates and keys
    • Data integrity control (e.g., SHA256, SHA512, RSA-SHA512, MD5)
    • Data encryption (e.g., AES-256-CBC, AES-128-GCM)
    • Supports either routed mode (TUN, Layer3) or bridged mode (TAP, Layer2)
    • Failover peer selection
    • Application note

Firewall

  • Fully featured standard Linux firewall
  • Layer 2 – MAC, Layer 3 – IP, Layer 4 – TCP/UDP/…
  • All unwanted traffic is blocked at the network boundary

Device

  • 3 years warranty standard, optionally longer
  • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) > 100 years (M!DGE3)
  • – 40 to +70 °C
  • Approved for Power substations EN 61850-3 (M!DGE3)
  • Vibration and shock resistant ETS 300 019-2-3, Class 3.4
  • Seismic qualification
  • Industrial hardened design
  • Metal case
  • Heavy-duty industrial components
  • Components sourced exclusively from manufactures / authorized dealers
  • No adjustable components, No moving parts…

Cellular network

  • Automatic connect recovery
  • Fallback management
    • Automatic switching among multiple WAN profiles – various APNs, dual SIM cards, …
  • Supervision
    • ICMP type connectivity checks
  • 4G/3G/2G automatic switching
    • Option to select specific service type or band only (MIDGE2)
  • Option to limit cellular connection only if signal quality is high enough (M!DGE2)
  • MIMO antenna operation

Connectivity

  • VRRP– Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol supported (M!DGE2)

VIBRATION AND SHOCK TEST

Unique options

Serial

Special SW drivers map serial SCADA protocol addresses to M!DGE IP addresses and reduce the data amount which are transferred over-the-air.

M!DGE3

  • Modbus, IEC101, DNP3, PR2000, Comli, DF1, Async Link, Siemens 3964(R), SAIA S-BUS, UNI, MARS-A, RDS, Transparent
  • Application note – Modbus
  • Application note – UNI

M!DGE2

  • Modbus, IEC101, DNP3, Comli, DF1, Async Link, Siemens 3964(R), UNI, C24, RP570, Cactus, Profibus, ITT Flygt
  • Application note

Ethernet

Radio and Cellular technologies interconnected within one network and utilize the best characteristics of each.

  • RipEX Radio modems and M!DGE Cellular routers together within one network
  • Takes advantage of the benefits of both technologies
  • Critical data on Radio part, large data or not so important sites on Cellular part
  • Standard units used – No additional hardware required
  • One technology can be used as backup for the other one
  • Industrial grade design and components in all products
  • Same SW protocol drivers and logic on all interfaces
  • One network interface for application – central RipEX manages the routing
  • Common SNMP management
  • High levels of Security and Flexibility
  • Info sheet
  • Application note

Network characteristics
Radio Cellular
Private network – completely under user’s control Public network – 3rd party dependency
Make use of existing infrastructure
Single user – guaranteed capacity and behaviour Multi users can affect capacity and behaviour
Licensed frequency – guaranteed quality of service Public networks – quality of service not guaranteed
Higher investment, guaranteed running fees paid to government Lower investment, unpredictable running fees paid to private company
Mission critical real-time applications Non-mission critical applications

HYBRID NETWORKS

hybrid-info-introduction

Other details

TUTORIAL VIDEOS

Network management

  • Any SNMP based Network Management Software can be used
    => proprietary NMS is not required
  • Free, open-source Zabbix is recommended
    • Test live demo Zabbix here (customer / RacomDemo1234)
  • Alarms – either SNMP Traps or acknowledged SNMP Informs generated when when specific Event is triggered

M!DGE3

  • Status – screen with many details
  • Ping – to verify whether a remote host can be reached via IP
  • Diagnostic package for advanced diagnostic
  • Statistics
    • Detailed statistics for all interfaces
    • Rx/Tx packets, Rx/Tx bytes, Repeats, Lost, Rejected…
  • History
    • Saved Historical values
    • Online adjustable Difference log
  • Device monitoring
    • Real time / Save-to-file analysis of all interfaces
  • Event log
    • Settings of the severities of the individual events
    • Some events can generate SNMP notification and can change level of the HW alarm outputs (AO, DO1, DO2)
  • HW Alarm input, HW Alarm output
  • SMS notifications
    • Set events can generate SMS notifications to set phone numbers
  • Information
    • Quick overview about unit settings, FW versions, Serial numbers etc.

M!DGE2

  • Status – screen with many details
  • Ping – to verify whether a remote host can be reached via IP
  • Tech. support package for advanced diagnostic
  • Tcpdump – save-to-file analysis of all interfaces which can be later analyzed with Wireshark.
  • Traceroute – to print the route packets trace to a remote host

M!DGE3
One slot which can be used for HW expansion:

  • mPCIe slot
    • Standard full size mini PCI Express slot
      • The second cellular module
      • 2× RS232
      • GPS (pending)…
      • Expansion boards features are continuously improved, for details see User manual

M!DGE2
Two slots which can be used for HW expansion:

  • mPCIe slot
    • Standard full size mini PCI Express slot
      • The second cellular module
      • GPS with time pulse (PPS) output
  • Proprietary extension slot
    • 8 pin connector
    • COM/IO expansion board: RS232/RS485 + 1× DI, 1× DO
  • USB adapter
    • External USB adapter may add either ETH or COM interface for payload data

SW keys

  • SW authorization keys allow to use advance features only when and where needed
  • Future investment protection – gradual upgrade

M!DGE3

  • SFP
    • Enables SFP interface

M!DGE2

  • LXC – Linux Container
    • Virtual embedded Linux instance for implementation of user specific services
  • SERVER – Server clients extension
    • Extension of OpenVPN (25 clients instead of default 10)

SW customization (MIDGE2)

  • SDK – Software Development Kit
    • Simple and fast way to implement customer-specific functions and applications
    • SDK host defining the runtime environment (a sandbox)
    • SDK interpreter language (C-like scripting language)
    • SDK API allows to access HW interfaces (e.g. COM ports, I/O ports, external storage media) and also to configure (e.g. sending SMS messages, E-mails)

5G

Most operators are building 5G NSA (non-standalone) networks. 5G NSA networks need the existing 4G/LTE network to be functional, so it cannot be switched off.

Building 5G SA (standalone) networks is very expensive and it is highly probable that 5G SA will only be built in locations with high subscriber density.

  • 5G NSA
    • NSA – Non-Standalone
    • Also supports 4G/LTE devices
    • M!DGE3 or M!DGE2 works without problems
    • Built by most operators
  • 5G SA
    • SA – Standalone
    • Only a few test networks worldwide
    • M!DGE3 or M!DGE2 must be extended with mPCI board with relevant cellular module

Since the majority of new 5G networks are NSA and they need existing 4G/LTE infrastructure to be functional, there is no need to worry that M!DGE3 or M!DGE2 will not work in them.

Applications where M!DGE is used will not benefit from the main advantages of future 5G SA networks (high speed, low latency…). As it is not clear when and where the 5G SA networks will be built, it does not make sense to serially equip M!DGE with an expensive 5G module now. A better and more economical option is to add the mPCI expansion board only in cases where it is really necessary.

5G NSA

5G NSA

5G SA

5G SA

4G, 3G, 2G
M!DGE fully supports all modes and generations of traditional 4G, 3G, 2G.

M!DGE3

  • One HW model for all frequencies world-wide
  • Details

M!DGE2

  • Three different HW models:
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia, Pacific, South America
    • Americas
  • Details
MIDGE3
  • Trade name – trade and marketing name of the product. This name is used for all products within the same product family.

    • Possible values: M!DGE

  • Gen. – generation of the product of specific Trade name. The very first generation does not have any number in this position.

    • Possible values: 3

  • Main

    • Possible values:

    • N – not used

    • W – Main cellular module, Bands W

    • Bands:

    • W – 4G/3G/2G, Global

      • For frequency bands

  • Ext. – Extension board module embedded in mPCIe slot

    • Possible values:

    • N – not used

    • W – Extension cellular module, Bands W; Part No.: mPCIe-W

      • Bands:

      • W – 4G/3G/2G, Global

      • For frequency bands

    • G – Extension GPS (GNSS) module; Part No.: mPCIe-GPS

    • C – Extension 2× RS232; Part No.: mPCIe-COMS

    • Note: just one option for mPCIe slot is possible

    Only one option for mPCIe slot is possible.

  • SW keys – if unit is ordered with SW keys, all keys are specified in this bracket. SW key can be ordered independently for specific S/N anytime later on.

    • Possible values:

    • SFP – enables SFP interface; Part No.: M!DGE3-SW-SFP

  • Type – specific product type

    • Possible values:

    • M!DGE3

  • Code – part of order code which is printed on Product label on the housing (SW keys are not HW dependent and can be ordered later on, so they are not printed on Product label).

  • Order code – the complete product code, which is used on Quotations, Invoices, Delivery notes etc.

    In order to find out the correct Order code, please use E-shop.

MIDGE2

midge_order_code

Trade name – trade and marketing name of the product. This name is used for the all products within the same product family.

Possible values: M!DGE

Gen. – generation of the product of specific Trade name. The very first generation doesn’t have any number in this position.

Possible values: none, 2

Bands – frequency bands

Possible values:
E – 4G/3G/2G, Europe, Middle East, Africa
P – 4G/3G/2G, Asia, Pacific, South America
A – 4G/3G/2G, Americas
U – only 3G/2G, world wide
Note: ‘P’ and ‘A’ are available for high volumes only

Slot – Proprietary extension slot

Possible values:
N – not used
C – Expansion 1x RS232/485 + 1×DI,1×DO, Part No.: M!DGE2-HW-COM/IO

mPCIe – mPCIe slot

Possible values:
N – not used
E – Expansion cellular module, Bands E, Part.No.: mPCIe-E
P – Expansion cellular module, Bands P, Part.No.: mPCIe-P
A – Expansion cellular module, Bands A, Part.No.: mPCIe-A

Bands:
E – 4G/3G/2G, Europe, Middle East, Africa
P – 4G/3G/2G, Asia, Pacific, South America
A – 4G/3G/2G, Americas

G – GPS (GNSS) module, Part.No.: mPCIe-GPS
Note: just one option for mPCIe slot is possible

Bands, Slot, mPCIe positions are used only for M!DGE2.

SW keys – if unit is ordered with SW keys, all keys are specified in this bracket. SW key activates the feature, which is under the license. SW key can be ordered independently for specific S/N anytime later on.

Possible values M!DGE2:
LXC – Linux container, Part No.: M!DGE2-SW-LXC
SERVER – Server clients extension, Part No.: M!DGE2-SW-SERVER

Feature Default SW key SERVER
OpenVPN clients 10 25


Type – specific product type for which type approvals like CE, FCC etc. are issued

Possible values:
M!DGE, M!DGE2

Order code – the complete product code, which is used on Quotations, Invoices, Delivery notes etc.

In order to find out the correct Order code, please use RACOM WebService.

Test Live Demo M!DGE units

M!DGE3

(admin / admin)

M!DGE2

(admin / admin01)

M!DGE3

(admin / admin)

Test Live Demo M!DGE units

M!DGE2

(admin / admin01)

Specifications

M!DGE3 M!DGE2
Frequency bands One world wide model 3 models: EU, Asia, Americas
CPU 800 MHz Dual Core 600 MHz Single Core
Ethernet 4x 1 Gb/s 4x 100 Mb/s
SFP Yes No
Serial 1x RS232 (5 pin) / RS485 1x RS232 (3 pin)
Terminal servers 5 2
Inputs / Outputs 3x DI, 3x DO, 1x DiffDI 1x DI, 1x DO
Dynamic routing OSPF, BGP, Babel OSPF, BGP
Responsive web Yes No
Wifi management Yes No
EN 61850-3 Yes No

Cellular interface
Frequency bands for expansion board 'W' Cellular 4G LTE
Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 4 (2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz), Band 12 (700 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz)*, Band 18 (850 MHz), Band 19 (850 MHz), Band 20 (800 MHz), Band 26 (850 MHz), Band 28 (700 MHz), Band 38 (2600 MHz), Band 40 (2300 MHz), Band 41 (2500 MHz), Band 66 (2100 MHz)
* a sensitivity issue will occur in GNSS when transmitting in band 13
3G UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 4 (2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 6 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz), Band 19 (850 MHz)
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE
GSM 850 MHz, E-GSM 900 MHz, DCS 1800 MHz,PCS 1900 MHz
Cinterion PLS83-W FCC ID QIPPLS83-W
TAC 35107264
Specification ANT1, ANT2 - space diversity 2× SMA Antenna
4G LTE
3GPP Release 9
Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Evolved Uni. Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA)
Frequency Division Duplex (FDD)
DL Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) 2×2
3G UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
3GPP Release 8
Dual-Cell HS Packet Access (DC-HSPA+)
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA)
Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) DL Rx diversity
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE
3GPP Release 8
Enhanced Data rate GSM Evolution (EDGE)
GSM EGPRS Radio Access (GERA)
Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
DL Advanced Rx Performance Phase 1
Data rates up to 150 Mb/s downlink / 50 Mb/s uplink
SIM slots

2x Micro SIM (3FF)
Both 1.8 and 3 V SIM types supported


Electrical
Primary power 10 to 50 VDC, negative GND
Rx   4.8 W / 24 V, see details
Tx   7.8 W / 24 V, see details
Sleep mode 0.01 W
Interfaces
Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Auto MDI/MDIX 4× RJ45
SFP 10/100/1000Base-T or 1000Base-SX
or 1000Base-LX
user exchangeable SFP with max. power consumption 1.25 W
1× SFP
COM RS232 / RS485 SW configurable Terminal block
600 b/s – 1 Mb/s  
USB USB 3.0 Host A
Antenna 50 Ω
2×2 MIMO
2×SMA female
Inputs/Outputs 1× HW alarm input
1× HW alarm output
Sleep input
Power
connector
2× DI, 2× DO, 1× diffDI
not available when Expansion board 'C'
(COM ports) is used
RJ45

Optional interfaces

Expansion board 'G'
GPS (GNSS) pending

Active antenna 3.3 VDC SMA female (EXT1 on bottom)
72-channel u-blox M8 engine GPS/QZSS L1 C/A, GLONASS L10F, BeiDou B1I, Galileo E1B/C, SBAS L1 C/A: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN

Expansion board 'C'
COM ports

COM2:
RS232 - 5 pin (RxD, TxD, GND, RTS, CTS)
600 b/s to 2 Mb/s
COM3:
RS232 -3 pin (RxD, TxD, GND)
2.4 kb/s to 921.6 kb/s
RJ45 (DI/DO on front panel)

Expansion board 'W'
Cellular

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Indication LEDs
LED panel 5× tri-color status LEDs (SYS, WAN, EXT, VPN, COM)
ETH 4× RJ45 (Link and Activity LEDs), 1× SFP (Status LED)
Environmental
IP Code (Ingress Protection) IP40, for indoor use only
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) > 900 000 hours (> 100 years)
Service life of system >= 15 years
Operating temperature −40 to +70 °C ( −40 to +158 °F)
Operating humidity 5 to 95 % non-condensing
Storage −40 to +85 °C ( −40 to +185 °F) / 5 to 95 % non-condensing
Mechanical
Casing Metal
Dimensions

H×W×D: 132×43×110 mm (5.20×1.69×4.33 in)

Weight

0.50 kg (1.1 lbs)

Mounting DIN rail, optionally: flat-bracket or corner-bracket
SW
User protocols on COM DNP3, DF1, IEC101, Modbus RTU, PR2000, RDS, Siemens 3964(R), COMLI, SAIA S-bus, Mars-A, UNI, Async Link
User protocols on Ethernet Modbus TCP, IEC104, DNP3 TCP, Comli TCP, Terminal server
Serial to IP convertors DNP3 / DNP3 TCP, Modbus RTU / Modbus TCP
Security
Management HTTPS (own certificate), SSH
Role-based access control (RBAC) 4 levels (Guest, Tech, SecTech, Admin)
WiFi management access (optional) WPA2-PSK secured
VPN IPsec, GRE
VLAN IEEE 802.1Q (tagging)
AAA protocol RADIUS
Firewall Layer 2 - MAC, Layer 3 - IP, Layer 4 - TCP/UDP
FW Digitally signed
HW tamper Case opening evidence

Diagnostic and Management
Link testing ICMP ping
Status information User interfaces
Statistics

Historical and differential statistics for Rx / Tx Packets on all user interfaces (e.g. ETH 1-5, COM 1-3, TS 1-5)

Statistics history Several weeks
Event log Events filtered by time, severity, user, remote IP address and type of event
SNMP SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3
Trap / Inform notifications generation as per settings
NTP Client / Server
Monitoring Real time analysis of all interfaces (e.g. ETH 1-5 , COM 1-3, TS 1-5) and internal interfaces between software modules, see details

Standards
CE RED; RoHS; WEEE
Spectrum

ETSI EN 301 511 V12.5.1
ETSI EN 301 908-01 V13.1.1
ETSI EN 301 908-02 V11.1.2
ETSI EN 301 908-13 V13.1.1
ETSI EN 303 413 V1.1.1

EMC
(electromagnetic compatibility)

ETSI EN 301 489-1 V2.2.3
ETSI EN 301 489-5 V3.2.1
ETSI EN 301 489-19 V2.1.0
ETSI EN 301 489-52 V1.1.0

Product safety EN 62368-1:2014 + A11:2017
RF health safety EN 62311:2008
Electric power substations
environment
IEEE 1613:2009
IEEE 1613.1:2013
EN 61850-3:2014
Environmental EN 61850-3: 2014
Vibration & shock

EN 60068-2-6:2008
ETS 300 019-2-3:1994, Class 3.4
EN 61850-3:2014

Seismic qualification EN 60068-2-27:2010
IP rating EN 60529:1993 + A1:2001 + A2:2014

Cellular interface M!DGE2
Frequency bands E 5G NSA, 4G LTE
Band 20 (800 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz), Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz)
3G UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
Band 5 (850 MHz),  Band 8 (900 MHz),  Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 1 (2100 MHz)
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE
GSM 850 MHz, E-GSM 900 MHz, DCS 1800 MHz, PCS 1900 MHz
Frequency bands P 5G NSA, 4G LTE
Band 28 (750 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz), Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz)
3G UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 1 (2100 MHz)
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE
GSM 850 MHz, E-GSM 900 MHz, DCS 1800 MHz, PCS 1900 MHz
Frequency bands A 5G NSA, 4G LTE
Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 4 (1700 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz)
3G UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz), Band 4 (AWS, i.e. 1700 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 1 (2100 MHz)
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE
GSM 850 MHz, E-GSM 900 MHz, DCS 1800 MHz, PCS 1900 MHz
Frequency bands U 3G UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 1 (2100 MHz)
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE
GSM 850 MHz, E-GSM 900 MHz, DCS 1800 MHz, PCS 1900 MHz
Specification 4G LTE
3GPP Release 9
Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Evolved Uni. Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA)
Frequency Division Duplex (FDD)
DL Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) 2×2
3G UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA
3GPP Release 8
Dual-Cell HS Packet Access (DC-HSPA+)
UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA)
Frequency Division Duplex (FDD)
DL Rx diversity
2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE
3GPP Release 8
Enhanced Data rate GSM Evolution (EDGE)
GSM EGPRS Radio Access (GERA)
Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA)
DL Advanced Rx Performance Phase 1
Data rates up to 150 Mbps downlink / 50 Mbps uplink
SIM slot 2× Micro SIM
Electrical
Primary power 12 – 24 VDC, +/- 20%
Power consumption Average 7W (including max. 2.5W on USB port)
Interfaces
Ethernet 4× Ethernet 10/100 Base-T, Auto MDX, 4× RJ45, bridged or routed
COM 1× RS232, 300–115 200 bps, screws, RxD, TxD, GND
USB 1× USB host USB2.0
Inputs/Outputs 1× DI, 1× DO
Antenna 2× SMA female – receive diversity
Expansion
Proprietary extension slot COM/IO:
RS232/RS485 + 1× DI, 1× DO
mPCIe slot GPS (GNSS):
U-blox M8 engine
72-channel
GPS/QZSS L1 C/A
GLONASS L10F
BeiDou B1I
Galileo E1B/C
SBAS L1 C/A: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN
Pulse per second output
The second cellular module:
E, P, A, U
Environmental
IP Code (Ingress Protection) IP40
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) > 220.000 hours (> 25 years)
Operating temperature – 40 to +70°C
Operating humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
Storage – 40 to +85 °C (−40 to +185 °F) / 5 to 95 % non-condensing
Mechanical
Casing Metal
Dimensions 125 H × 45 W × 110 D mm (4.9 × 1.8 × 4.3 in)
Weight 450 g (1.0 lbs)
Mounting DIN rail, flat-bracket
Security
Management HTTP, HTTPS, SSH
Access accounts 2 levels (User, Admin)
Encryption Yes (AES256) with IPsec, OpenVPN
IPsec Yes
Firewall Layer 2 – MAC, Layer 3 – IP, Layer 4 – TCP/UDP, SMS filter
RADIUS Yes
SW
Fallback management Yes
Connection supervision Yes
Automatic connect recovery Yes
SMS management Yes
Software Development Kit Full featured
Linux container LXC
SMS / E-mail event notification Yes / Yes
Routing Static / Dynamic
BGP / OSPF Yes / Yes
QoS Yes
NAPT Yes
User protocols on Ethernet Yes
User protocols on COM Modbus RTU, DNP3, IEC101, DF1, COMLI, C24, Cactus, ITT Flyght, RP570, Siemens 3964(R), UNI
Serial to IP convertors Modbus RTU / Modbus TCP, Terminal server
VPN OpenVPN, IPsec, PPTP, GRE
VRRP Yes
NTP Client / Server
SNMP v1, v2c, v3
Type Approval CE, FCC

Technical parameters are subject to change without prior notification.

Accessories

RACOM is a primary producer and therefore does not provide delivery of all available accessories for its products. This list contains tested accessories which RACOM is able to deliver together with M!DGE units. Components are only held in limited quantities and the delivery date may therefore be affected by the need for subcontracting. If you require other accessories, please contact us or your supplier.

There are many antennas available on the market which can be used with M!DGE. If you are not sure about a specific type, please contact us for consultation.

Economy antenna

  • 4G/3G/2G, all bands
  • 0 dBi
  • Feedline cable RG174, 3m, SMA/F
  • -40°C to +85°C
  • Suitable also for outdoor installation
  • Datasheet, Part No.: ANT-LTE-W1
  • Manufactured by Matron
midge_antena2_b

MIMO antenna

  • 4G/3G/2G, 2 x MIMO
  • 2 dBi
  • Feedline cable RG174, 3m, 2 x SMA/F
  • -40°C to +65°C
  • Datasheet, Part No.: ANT-LTE-AB0727B
  • Manufactured by Myiot
Antenna-ANT-AB0727B

Antenna GPS

  • GNSS
  • Active 3-5 V
  • Feedline cable, 5m, 1 x SMA/F
  • -40°C to +85°C
  • Datasheet, Part No.:  ANT-GPS-MS-SMA
  • Manufactured by Ublox
ANT-GPS-MS-SMA

DIN rail clip

  • Standard accessory
  • Mounted and shipped with every MIDGE2 unit
  • Removable
midge2-clip-a

Flat bracket

flat-bracket-m

DC power supply

  • Input 85 – 264 VAC, 120 – 370VDC
  • Output 24 VDC
  • 15 W
  • -30°C to +70°C
  • Overload, Over voltage protections
  • Direct DIN rail mounting
  • Datasheet, Part No.: PWS-AC,DC/24VDC/15W/H
  • Manufactured by MeanWell
  • Replacement of PWS-AC-DC_24VDC_15W from VIII/2020
PWS-AC-DC_24VDC_15W_H
  • For service and management access to the web interface via USB connector
  • M!DGE provides built-in DHCP server (up to 5 leases)
  • Direct easy access from connected device to M!DGE management without any reconfiguration
  • To access the M!DGE always use the fixed IP 10.9.8.7
  • To avoid FW compatibility issues it is necessary to order these adapters from RACOM

USB/ETH adapter

  • For M!DGE2 FW 4.4.40.104 or higher is required
  • M!DGE3 without any FW restrictions
  • Datasheet, Part No.: OTH-USB/ETH-XR
  • Manufactured by Axagon
OTH-USB_ETH-XR

Wifi adapter

oth-w2-wifi

Download

Product overview midge-product-overview.pdf1 436 kB2022/11/28
Datasheet M!DGE - A4 - ver.4.1 - English midge-ds-en.pdf1 951 kB2023/01/26
Datasheet M!DGE - A4 - ver.4.1 - Em português midge-ds-po.pdf1 881 kB2023/01/26
Datasheet M!DGE - A4 - ver.4.1 - En español midge-ds-es.pdf1 989 kB2023/01/26
Datasheet M!DGE - A4 - ver.4.1 - Francais midge-ds-fr.pdf1 966 kB2023/01/26
Брошюра M!DGE - A4 - ver.4.1 - По-русски midge-ds-ru.pdf1 922 kB2023/01/26
User manual - M!DGE2 midge2-man-en.pdf10 728 kB2023/01/19
User manual - M!DGE3 midge3-man-en.pdf22 842 kB2022/12/16
Hybrid networks midge-hybrid-networks-is.pdf1 940 kB2019/10/02
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.6.40.102.img31 167 kB2022/06/22
Firmware Release notes M!DGE2 4.6.40 midge2-fw-rn-en.pdf434 kB2022/06/30
MIB table midge2-mib.mib42 kB2022/05/26
Zabbix ver. 6 templates midge2-zabbix-v6.0.zip4 459 kB2022/05/26
Toby L200 (A bands) FW 16.19 A01.04 (since FW 4.4.40.105) TOBY-L200-A-FW16.19A01.04.tar.gz22 621 kB2021/05/05
Toby L210 (E bands) FW 16.19 A01.04 (since FW 4.4.40.105) TOBY-L210-E-FW16.19A01.04.tar.gz22 616 kB2021/05/05
Toby L280 (P bands) FW 16.19 A01.04 (since FW 4.4.40.105) TOBY-L280-P-FW16.19A01.04.tar.gz22 620 kB2021/05/05
Firmware midge3-fw-2.0.14.0.fwp32 018 kB2022/12/16
Firmware midge3-fw-2.0.14.0-patch-2.0.13.0.fwp4 507 kB2022/12/16
Firmware Release notes midge3-fw-rn-en.pdf209 kB2022/12/15
Zabbix ver. 6 templates midge3-zabbix-v6.0.zip5 002 kB2022/12/06
MIB table ra2-mib.zip17 kB2022/12/16
Antenna LTE/UMTS/GSM, 2,0 dBi, 3 m, SMA connector ANT-LTE-W1.pdf64 kB2012/12/04
Antenna MIMO LTE/UMTS/GSM 2.0 dBi, 3 m, 2xSMA connector ANT-AB0727B.pdf338 kB2019/06/25
Antenna GPS Active:3-5V, 5m, Magnetic, SMA connector ANT-GPS-MS-SMA.pdf216 kB2003/10/30
Adapter USB/Wifi (RipEX2, RAy2, RAy3), Ogemray OTH-USB_WIFI-W2.pdf219 kB2018/12/10
Adapter USB/ETH (RipEX2, M!DGE2, RAy3), Axagon OTH-USB_ETH-XR.pdf110 kB2020/08/18
Power supply DC, 85-264VAC,120-370VDC/24VDC/15W, DIN, MeanWell PWS-AC-DC_24VDC_15W_H.pdf705 kB2020/08/05
M!DGE/M!DGE2 - Firmware & Manuals
M!DGE2 version 4.6.40.xxx  
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.6.40.102.img31 167 kB2022/06/22
Firmware Release notes M!DGE2 4.6.40 midge2-fw-rn-en.pdf434 kB2022/06/30
M!DGE/M!DGE2 version 4.4.40.xxx  
User manual - M!DGE2 midge2-man-en.pdf11 630 kB2021/07/27
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.4.40.114.img19 301 kB2022/01/18
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.4.40.113.img19 270 kB2021/09/20
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.4.40.112.img19 267 kB2021/09/06
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.4.40.109.img18 939 kB2021/06/14
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.4.40.107.img18 940 kB2021/03/01
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.4.40.105.img18 899 kB2020/10/23
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.4.40.104.img18 893 kB2020/05/14
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.4.40.101.img18 774 kB2019/12/13
Firmware M!DGE (see important Release notes) midge-fw-4.4.40.114.img17 199 kB2022/01/18
Firmware Release notes M!DGE2 4.4.40 midge2-fw-rn-en.pdf386 kB2022/01/25
Firmware Release notes M!DGE 4.4.40 midge-fw-rn-en.pdf294 kB2022/01/25
MIB table midge2-mib.mib42 kB2022/05/26
Zabbix ver. 4 templates midge2-zabbix-v4.0.zip4 468 kB2021/07/01
Zabbix ver. 5 templates midge2-zabbix-v5.0.zip4 457 kB2022/06/20
Toby L200 (A bands) FW 16.19 A01.04 (since FW 4.4.40.105) TOBY-L200-A-FW16.19A01.04.tar.gz22 545 kB2021/04/13
Toby L200 (A bands) FW 17.00 A01.00 (since FW 4.4.40.109) TOBY-L200-A-FW17.00A01.00.tar.gz22 871 kB2021/06/21
Toby L200 (A bands) FW 17.00 A01.01 (since FW 4.4.40.114) TOBY-L200-A-FW17.00A01.01.tar.gz22 871 kB2021/11/09
Toby L210 (E bands) FW 16.19 A01.04 (since FW 4.4.40.105) TOBY-L210-E-FW16.19A01.04.tar.gz22 545 kB2020/11/13
Toby L210 (E bands) FW 17.00 A01.00 (since FW 4.4.40.109) TOBY-L210-E-FW17.00A01.00.tar.gz22 634 kB2021/06/14
Toby L210 (E bands) FW 17.00 A01.01 (since FW 4.4.40.114) TOBY-L210-E-FW17.00A01.01.tar.gz22 871 kB2021/11/09
Toby L280 (P bands) FW 16.19 A01.04 (since FW 4.4.40.105) TOBY-L280-P-FW16.19A01.04.tar.gz22 544 kB2021/04/13
Toby L280 (P bands) FW 17.00 A01.00 (since FW 4.4.40.109) TOBY-L280-P-FW17.00A01.00.tar.gz22 871 kB2021/06/21
Toby L280 (P bands) FW 17.00 A01.01 (since FW 4.4.40.114) TOBY-L280-P-FW17.00A01.01.tar.gz22 870 kB2021/11/09
M!DGE/M!DGE2 version 4.3.40.xxx  
Firmware M!DGE (no Protocol server) midge-fw-4.3.40.104.img17 414 kB2020/02/14
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.3.40.100.img18 657 kB2019/07/01
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.3.40.101.img18 652 kB2019/08/12
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.3.40.102.img18 609 kB2019/09/20
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.3.40.104.img18 618 kB2019/12/02
List of changes M!DGE in FW 4.3.40 midge-fw-rn-en.pdf190 kB2020/02/28
List of changes M!DGE2 in FW 4.3.40 midge2-fw-rn-en.pdf226 kB2019/12/03
M!DGE/M!DGE2 version 4.2.40.xxx  
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-4.2.40.104.img17 088 kB2019/05/14
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.2.40.101.img18 603 kB2018/12/11
Firmware M!DGE2 midge2-fw-4.2.40.104.img18 616 kB2019/05/27
List of changes M!DGE in FW 4.2.40 midge-fw-rn-en.pdf189 kB2019/05/20
List of changes M!DGE2 in FW 4.2.40 midge2-fw-rn-en.pdf230 kB2019/08/02
M!DGE version 4.1.40.xxx  
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-4.1.40.102.img17 269 kB2019/02/19
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-4.1.40.104.img17 351 kB2019/05/09
List of changes M!DGE in FW 4.1.40 midge-fw-rn-en.pdf284 kB2019/05/20
M!DGE version 4.0.40.xxx  
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-4.0.40.105.img17 472 kB2017/02/28
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-4.0.40.106.img17 497 kB2017/05/05
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-4.0.40.107.img17 511 kB2017/08/06
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-4.0.40.108.img17 299 kB2017/11/23
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-4.0.40.109.img17 305 kB2018/03/02
List of changes in FW 4.0.40 midge-fw-rn-en.pdf401 kB2018/11/14
M!DGE version 3.8.40.xxx  
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.8.40.101.img14 961 kB2015/06/23
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.8.40.102.img14 982 kB2015/08/10
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.8.40.103.img14 996 kB2015/11/04
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-3.8.40.109.img15 092 kB2017/02/13
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-3.8.40.110.img15 093 kB2017/05/05
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-3.8.40.112.img15 123 kB2018/03/02
Firmware M!DGE midge_fw_3.8.40.104.img15 004 kB2016/02/01
Firmware M!DGE midge_fw_3.8.40.105.img15 014 kB2016/03/04
Firmware M!DGE midge_fw_3.8.40.107.img15 061 kB2016/08/22
Firmware M!DGE midge_fw_3.8.40.108.img15 068 kB2016/11/14
List of changes in FW 3.8.40 midge-fw-rn-en.pdf301 kB2018/03/02
M!DGE – GPRS/UMTS/HSPA/LTE router – Operating manual midge-m-en.pdf4 059 kB2015/12/07
M!DGE version 3.7.40.xxx  
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.7.40.100.img13 607 kB2014/05/16
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.7.40.101.img13 614 kB2014/08/07
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.7.40.103.img13 683 kB2014/12/02
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.7.40.104.img13 687 kB2015/01/31
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.7.40.105.img13 690 kB2015/05/07
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.7.40.114.img13 789 kB2018/03/02
List of changes in FW 3.7.40 List of changes in FW 3.7.40.pdf252 kB2018/03/02
M!DGE version 3.6.41.xxx  
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.41.100.img13 830 kB2013/11/21
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.41.101.img13 834 kB2014/01/08
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.41.102.img13 861 kB2014/04/16
List of changes in FW 3.6.41 List of changes in FW 3.6.41.pdf79 kB2014/05/28
M!DGE version 3.6.40.xxx  
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.40.103.img13 052 kB2012/11/06
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.40.104.img13 102 kB2012/11/29
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.40.105.img13 132 kB2013/01/29
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.40.106.img13 148 kB2013/03/06
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.40.107.img13 152 kB2013/04/22
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.40.108.img13 158 kB2013/08/26
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.40.109.img13 152 kB2013/11/08
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.6.40.110.img13 199 kB2014/02/13
List of changes in FW 3.6 List of changes in FW 3.6.pdf283 kB2014/03/18
M!DGE – GPRS/UMTS/HSPA/LTE router – Operating manual midge-m-en.pdf2 885 kB2012/12/12
M!DGE version 3.5.40.xxx  
Datasheet M!DGE MIDGE_datasheet-en.pdf621 kB2013/04/24
Datasheet M!DGE MIDGE_datasheet.pdf631 kB2013/04/23
Firmware M!DGE M!DGE-FW-3.5.40.103.img11 890 kB2012/07/06
List of changes in M!DGE firmware 3.5 List of changes in M!DGE firmware 3.5.pdf21 kB2012/12/07
M!DGE – GPRS/UMTS/HSPA/LTE router – Operating manual midge-m-en.pdf2 501 kB2012/10/12
M!DGE, MG102 – GPRS/EDGE/UMTS routers – Operating manual midge_mg102-m-en.pdf2 880 kB2011/11/16
M!DGE3 - Firmware & Manuals
M!DGE3 version 2.0.14.0  
Firmware midge3-fw-2.0.14.0.fwp32 018 kB2022/12/16
Firmware midge3-fw-2.0.14.0-patch-2.0.13.0.fwp4 507 kB2022/12/16
Firmware Release notes midge3-fw-rn-en.pdf209 kB2022/12/15
M!DGE3 version 2.0.13.0  
Firmware midge3-fw-2.0.13.0.fwp30 687 kB2022/09/05
Firmware Release notes midge3-fw-rn-en.pdf118 kB2022/09/19
M!DGE Documents
M!DGE
User manual - M!DGE midge-man-en.pdf5 980 kB2020/10/19
Firmware M!DGE midge-fw-4.4.40.114.img17 199 kB2022/01/18
List of changes M!DGE in FW 4.4.40 midge-fw-rn-en.pdf294 kB2022/01/25
Quick Start - M!DGE/MG102 midge-qs-en.pdf918 kB2017/06/13
Datasheet M!DGE midge-ds-en.pdf857 kB2018/05/18
Press release M!DGE - MEDC tender midge-pr-medc-en.pdf123 kB2014/09/18
Press release midge-pr-en.pdf287 kB2012/01/17
Accessories
Powering  
Power supply DC, 85-264VAC,120-370VDC/24VDC/15W, DIN, MeanWell, Offered until VIII/2020 PWS-AC-DC_24VDC_15W.pdf249 kB2011/12/12