Data logger MX-5


MX-5 is GPRS / Ethernet Data logger with Modbus and M-Bus compatibility

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The MX-5 data logger allows reading of Modbus and M-Bus devices, and send the data to remote users /
server through Modbus GPRS modem or Ethernet. It also provides SMS sending services for alarm events.  Data logger can read Kamstrup, Sensus, DIEHL, Danfoss, Itron, Landis & Gyr and other meters (like exotic meters / industrial meters).

Technical Features

– Possibility to choose interfaces: M-Bus, RS232, RS485, Current Loop, Data/Req, USB, GSM/GPRS, Ethernet

– Reading data from any kind of meters (water, electricity, heat, gas, cooling …) and controllers.
– Supported protocols: Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, M-Bus, IP, ICMP, UDP, TCP, DHCP, PPP, ARP, SNTP, IEC60870-5-104:200 and transparent.
– Independent data log with real time stamp (Real Time Clock).
– Remote communication and updates through GSM/GPRS or Ethernet
– Galvanically isolated interfaces and power supply
– SMS sending for alarm events.
– Additional special transparent protocol data transfer.
– Power supply for external powering of meters
– Memory expansion: up to 8 GB using micro SD card


Did you know?

 – MX-5 can read Kamstrup, Sensus, Diehl, Apator and other meters.

 – MX-5 can read and control other controllers, like Danfoss ECL 300.

Application possibilities

Data Logger MX-5 is dedicated for real time logging and analyzing of data. Using GPRS/GSM or Ethernet, logger sends data to remote users / server. MX-5 can also communicate with other controllers and sensors. Device has wide range of optional interfaces and protocols and can read any kind of meters, controllers and sensors equipped with standard protocols. Perfect for telemetry/monitoring, control and smart metering.

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Water metering

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Sensor monitoring

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Electricity metering

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Renewable energy monitoring

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Gas metering

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Industrial metering and controll

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Heat substation metering

Agro monitoring

Agro monitoring

smart home

Smart house

commercial metering

Commercial metering

Device adjustment to client’s needs

If client needs custom made application or special functions, our R&D department ready to help. We can adjust our devices, include special protocols or interfaces to meet client application’s needs. Also we are ready to adjust our device for working with various meters, flow meters (even exotic ones). If you are not sure if our device can satisfy your needs, feel free to contact us anytime.

MX-5 can read: Kamstrup, Sensus, Danfoss, L G, Itron, Diehl, Apataor and other manufacturer’s meters. Also MX-5 can read and controll other controllers, like Danfoss ECL 300.

Application examples

Below indicated few samples how MX-5 collects the data from meters / sensors and controllers and sends the data to local or remote users using Modbus protocol via GPRS / GSM or Ethernet. There is so many ways to use our MX-5. Starting from smart metering, heating substation metering, data acquisition from temperature, pressure sensors, data acquisition from weather stations and sensors, agro monitoring, chemical monitoring and telemetry, to smart house telemetry, and scientific device monitoring and telemetry.

Viltrus MX-5 data logger schematics
DescriptionData Logger MX-5 technical specifications
Flasharchive storage up to 8 MB, independent data storage without power about 5 years
RS232 (4 ports)distance up to 15 m, speed up to 19,2Kbit/s
RS485 (3 ports)distance up to 1,2 km, max 32 transivers, speed up to 19.2 Kbits/s
M-Bus (2 ports)up to 16 M-Bus devices (up to 8 M-Bus devices for each M-bus port)
Data/Req (2 ports)(KAMSTRUP) data transfer interface
Current Loop (2 ports)25-27V, 14-20mA, up to 6km, speed up to 19,2Kbit/s
GSM/GPRS4 band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Ethernet10/100 Mbps, RJ45, distance up to 100 m
SD card supportmicro SD card up to 8 GB
USBtype B, ver. 2,0
ProtocolsModbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, IP, ICMP, UDP, TCP, DHCP, PPP, ARP, SNTP, IEC60870-5-104:2000, DynDNS, FTP server, FTP client, DNS client
Power supply9-36 VDC
Over-voltage protection>1000V
Capacity300mA max
Power for external devices3,7/5/6/8/10 VDC (20mA)
Dimensions147x128x50 mm
Weight400 g
Mounting typeon DIN rail
Protection typeIP20
Operating temperature-25 to 60oC
Real time clockYes
M-Bus auto setupYes
CertificationsCE, Rohs
Warranty period2 years