M!DGE2 Cellular Router




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M!DGE2 Cellular Router



M!DGE2 Cellular RouterM!DGE cellular routers, specially designed for SCADA & Telemetry mission critical applications, are well suited to many different wireless applications like POS, ATM, Lottery and Security/Surveillance applications.

M!DGE is Linux OS based and has been designed with attention to detail, performance, quality and reliability. All relevant state-of-the-art concepts have been carefully implemented.

M!DGE is well proven within the market since 2012 in thousands of industrial installations in tens of countries worldwide providing 24/7 reliable service.

M!DGE2, the 2nd generation of M!DGE with 2 SIM cards and 4 Ethernet ports, introduced in 2018, is the top equipment for SCADA communication if a cellular network is required.

M!DGE together with RipEX radio modems offers an unrivalled solution for combining Cellular and UHF/VHF licensed radio in a single hybrid network.

Both provide the same customized serial SCADA protocols on COM interfaces.

  • 4G / 3G / 2G
  • Global connectivity
  • Dual SIM
  • 4× ETH, 1× COM, 1× USB
  • 1× DO, 1× DI
  • - 40°C to +70°C
  • 12 – 24 VDC
  • Expansion ready - mPCIe
  • IPsec, OpenVPN, AES256
  • Firewall, RADIUS

IP behaivour

  • Switch - switched or routed Ethernet ports 
  • Terminal server - two Serial-Ethernet converters  
  • Subnets - one additional IP alias on each Ethernet
  • VLAN - 802.1Q – 5 VLANs to each Ethernet
  • NAPT - masquerading, IP/Mask/Port translation supported  
  • Tunnels - IPsec, OpenVPN, GRE, PPTP
  • QoS - prioritization from interfaces and/or applications  
  • Static and dynamic routing - Multipath routes, OSPF, BGP

Security

  • Digitally signed FW 
  • Management - https, ssh
  • Role-based access control 
  • RADIUS - authentication using remote RADIUS server  
  • AES256 encryption
  • IPsec - encrypted end-to-end tunnel
  • OpenVPN - encrypted single server to multiple clients tunnel  
  • Firewall -  Layer 2 - MAC, Layer 3 - IP, Layer 4 - TCP/UDP

Scalability

Hardware

  • mPCIe slot - for standard boards (GPS, 2nd cellular module...)
  • Proprietary slot - COM/IO expansion board RS232/RS485 plus 1x DI, 1x DO

Software

  • SDK - Software Development Kit  
  • LXC - Linux Container 

Reliability

  • Heavy-duty industrial components  
  • Industrial hardened design
  • Metal case
  • - 40°C to +70°C
  • VRRP - Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol  
  • Fallback management
  • Automatic connect recovery
  • 3 year warranty

Diagnostics & Management

  • Web interface or CLI via SSH
  • Monitoring - save to file analysis of all Eth interfaces  
  • Graphs - Eth/WAN network traffic
  • SNMP v3 including Traps and Informs
  • HW Alarm input, HW Alarm output
  • SMS /E-mail Event notification
  • External flash disc – aut. configuration, FW upgrade

Hybrid networks

  • Ready to be combined with RipEX radio modems within one hybrid network
  • The same serial SCADA protocol FW drivers like in RipEX: Modbus, IEC101, DNP3, PR2000, Comli, DF1, Profibus, Async Link, C24, Cactus, RP570, Slip, Siemens 3964(R)  
  • TCP(UDP) protocols can be handled transparently or using Terminal server 
  • Embedded Modbus RTU / Modbus TCP converter

Technical parameters 

Cellular interface
Frequency bands E 4G: B20, B5, B8, B3, B1, B7       3G: B5, B8, B2, B1    
2G: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Frequency bands P 4G: B28, B5, B8, B3, B1, B7       3G: B5, B8, B2, B1    
2G: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Frequency bands A 4G: B17, B5, B4, B2, B7             3G: B5, B8, B4, B2, B1
2G: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
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 COM / IO: RS232/RS485 pus 1× DI, 1× DO 
Environmental
IP Code (Ingress Protection) IP40
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) > 220.000 hours (> 25 years)
Operating temperature  -40°C to +70°C
Operating humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
Storage  - 40°C to +85°C (- 40°F 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 - pending

M!DGE2 – Cellular Router