I am from Singapore and I believe we use 920 MHz over here.
We sell some M-Bus devices; in my industry, it is common to use Modbus RTU as the signal input for DDC controllers, we normally do this by looping all the wires of M-Bus devices together and finally connecting them to an M-Bus to Modbus converter gateway which converts all the M-Bus signals to Modbus RTU, the gateway is connected to the DDC controller through an RS485 cable.
However, there are more enquiries asking for wireless solution. I am trying for explore and find an option where we can do the following:
- M-Bus device connect to an M-Bus to LoRa converter/transmitter
2.LoRa transmitter to send data over LoRa to data concentrator that will give Modbus RTU output
- Connect Data Concentrator to DDC controller through RS485 cable
Is this method possible?
Currently many IoT solutions provider only provide the solution where we can convert M-Bus to LoRa and send the data to a LoRa gateway which will use a network server to send the data to a cloud application server. However, this cloud application server uses the IoT provider’s propriety smart metering platform, and we are required to pay monthly fees for this which many clients do not want.
Hope someone can advise.