M-Bus plugin for Advanced TCP/IP Data Logger

Latest version: 4.0.6 build 415. April 16, 2024.

The M-Bus plugin allows you to read and log data from the corresponding devices. M-Bus ("Meter-Bus", do not mess with MODBUS) is the European standard for building distributed data collection systems and commercial energy metering (heat, water, gas, electricity, etc.).

One of the main advantages of this data exchange protocol is the possibility to retrieve the full list of all metering points and their values, including units of measurement. If allows you to connect different equipment and does not require developing specialized software only for a single device type. Another advantage is the ability to connect many devices on one M-Bus communication line (more than 250 devices, unlike MODBUS)

Our M-Bus plugin has the following features and capabilities:

  • You can configure a list of requests to devices to read certain values at a specified time.
  • You can read both instant and archive data, if any.
  • It is possible to read all available data, as well as individual values with their units of measurement.
  • The module can automatically search for all devices on the network by primary and secondary address.
  • You can poll multiple devices at the same time.
  • The plugin automatically calculates and verifies a checksum for all data packets to control data integrity.

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How to enable this plugin

The figure below shows how to select the plugin on the "Modules" page.

Selecting the plugin
Fig.1. Selecting the plugin.

How to configure the plugin

The figure below shows how to configure the plugin. Please, look at the documentation for the full description of all settings.

Configuring the plugin
Fig.2. Configuring the plugin.