4G / 5G Narrowband IoT


Data Logger with integrated Narrow-Band IoT Technology

The NB-IoT Box by VERAUT is an advanced, compact communication device that harnesses Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology, ensuring efficient data transmission for various applications, from industrial automation to remote monitoring. 

Designed for reliability, it bridges the gap between devices and the cloud seamlessly.

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What is NB IoT Box

Unlock the Future of Smart Metering with NB-IoT Technology by VERAUT

The NB-IoT Box is a state-of-the-art, battery-powered data logger, specifically designed for smart metering and reading external measurement devices through various interfaces.

The NB IoT Box, developed for smart metering and reading various measuring devices, uses the 3GPP Narrowband Internet of Things technology for reliable and efficient data transmission.

different interfaces

Versatile Interfaces for Various Measuring Devices

The NB IoT Box is a cutting-edge device that offers a wide range of interfaces to seamlessly connect and communicate with different types/brands of meters, EVCs – electronic volume correctors and various measuring devices. Its versatility and flexibility make it an ideal solution for data acquisition, monitoring, and control applications.


Serial Interface RS232/RS485

The RS232/RS485 interface allows for serial communication between the NB IoT Box and compatible devices. It enables bidirectional data transmission over long distances, making it suitable for connecting devices that utilize these serial protocols.


Serial Input TTL 3V

The Serial Input TTL 3V interface allows for serial communication on MCU level between the NB IoT Box and compatible devices. 


Pulse Input (Digital Input)

A pulse input, often referred to as a Reed contact, captures discrete pulse signals. Reed contacts are magnetic sensors with two ferromagnetic reeds. When near a magnetic field, the contacts close, forming a circuit. Each pulse in metering represents a specific quantity and enables consumption monitoring.


Pulse Output (Digital Output)

The Pulse Output interface, or Digital Output, allows the NB IoT Box to generate digital pulse signals to control or trigger external devices. It is often used for pulse doubling or triggering alarms.


Analog Input (0-10V / 0-20mA)

The Analog Input interface enables the NB IoT Box to measure and monitor analog signals from external devices. It accepts a range of voltage or current signals, making it suitable for connecting various analog sensors and meters. (e.g. pressure sensor, etc)


Encoder SCR/Namur

The Encoder SCR/Namur interface provides compatibility with devices utilizing the SCR (Smart Communication Redundancy) or Namur communication protocols. It allows the NB IoT Box to communicate with devices such as absolute encoder meters.



The MBUS Push interface is designed specifically for metering applications. It allows the NB IoT Box to connect to devices using the MBUS (Meter-Bus) protocol (EN13757) based on a TTL 3V level (mcu), which is commonly employed in utility metering systems. This interface facilitates the seamless integration and remote monitoring of metering devices.


Wired MBUS

The Wired MBUS interface is another communication protocol commonly used in metering applications. It enables the NB IoT Box to connect to devices utilizing the wired MBUS protocol (EN13757 – 48 Volt), allowing for efficient and reliable data exchange between the box and wired MBUS-compatible meters.


Temperature (PT1000)

The Temperature interface, utilizing the PT1000 sensor, allows the NB IoT Box to measure temperature accurately. The PT1000 sensor is a resistance temperature detector (RTD) that offers excellent precision and stability, making it ideal for various temperature monitoring and control applications.

available in 3 versions

Discover the Versatile Variants of NB-IoT Box for Various Applications

The NB-IoT Box comes in a range of variants tailored to meet the diverse needs of different industries. Whether you require a compact design, specific interfaces, or GPS functionality, the NB-IoT Box offers it all.

NB IoT Box - Mini

ATEX data logger for remote reading (ZFA) of external industrial meters

NB IoT Box - Mini is an ATEX ExZone1 (explosion zone) certified, battery-powered data logger with multiple interfaces for automatic meter readings from large / industrial customers, larger metering points or generally decentralized locations.

NB IoT Box - Lite

Smart Metering for domestic gas meters

NB IoT Box - LITE is an ATEX Zone 1 (explosion zone) certified, battery-operated data logger for smart metering of meters in the household, especially in the natural gas sector.

NB IoT Box - Micro

Smart Metering for household water / heat / cold meters

NB IoT Box - MICRO is a battery-powered data logger for smart metering of domestic household meters, especially in the water / heat and cold segment.

Advantages of NB IoT Technology

NB IOT Technology

NB IoT, or Narrowband Internet of Things, offers a range of advantages for various applications. Below, we explore the key benefits of NB IoT, including its long battery life, dynamic battery management, excellent building penetration, easy networking, reliable data transmission, and optimized compatibility with existing mobile networks.

Long battery life

The NB IoT Box offers up to 15 years of battery life, ensuring continuous operation throughout its lifespan. This remarkable feature is the result of its unique design and extensive optimization in laboratories and field installations.

Dynamic battery management

NB IoT Box automatically adjusts the transmission interval to meet a specified end date. It optimizes power consumption based on environmental factors like signal quality and temperature, ensuring optimal device performance and life-time.

Better building penetration

NB-IoT signals operate at a low frequency, allowing for long-range coverage with minimal radio cells. The low wavelength facilitates high building penetration, eliminating the need for additional base stations. This makes the NB-IoT Box suitable for both urban and rural areas.

No installation and maintenance of local networks

With NB IoT, there is no need for setting up and maintaining local networks. This reduces the effort required for networking, making deployment easier and more cost-effective.

Data transmission in challenging environments

NB IoT enables data transmission even in the presence of strong obstacles. It can be used underground or in areas with limited connectivity, ensuring reliable communication in various scenarios.

Optimized for existing licensed mobile networks

NB IoT operates in licensed frequency ranges, making it compatible and optimized for existing mobile networks. This allows for seamless integration and utilization of available network infrastructure.


Secured, standardized NB IoT Communication

The NB-IoT technology, standardized by 3GPP, is a powerful solution for IoT connectivity. With the NB-IoT box, data is transmitted securely and reliably to an MQTT or CoAp server every hour. It provides a secure connection using TLS, ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of the data. Internally, the NB-IoT box employs AES128 encryption to protect the transmitted data packets. Moreover, it offers the potential to leverage blockchain technology. By sealing each data packet at the source with robust cryptography, a trustworthy and immutable “Chain of Trust” is created, preventing any unauthorized manipulation, duplication, or deletion of IoT data throughout its digital journey.

Wireless Transmission Methods

Mastering IoT Communication: Unleash the Power of MQTT and CoAP


MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport)

MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a lightweight, publish-subscribe messaging protocol used for efficient communication between devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) and other resource-constrained environments. It enables devices to publish messages to a broker (server) that, in turn, distributes messages to subscribed clients based on topics. The broker acts as an intermediary, facilitating communication and reducing direct device-to-device connections. This scalable system ensures low bandwidth usage and real-time data exchange, making MQTT ideal for IoT applications.

CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol)

CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol) is a lightweight web transfer protocol for resource-constrained devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). It operates on UDP, minimizing overhead and conserving resources. CoAP enables simple request-response interactions between clients and servers, using methods similar to HTTP. It supports multicast for efficient group communication and uses the RESTful model to access and manipulate resources. CoAP also includes features like observe, block transfer, and content formats to optimize communication in constrained environments.

Connectivity to VERILOG Dashboard

Empowering Energy Efficiency Monitoring and Consumption Visualization

VERILOG Software is a comprehensive Meter Data Management and Software Solution specifically designed for Energy Efficiency Monitoring and Energy Consumption Visualization. It offers a robust platform for energy utilities to gain valuable insights and make informed decisions.

Energy Efficiency Monitoring

With VERILOG, energy utilities can efficiently monitor energy usage, allowing for enhanced resource management and sustainability. Our software empowers you to track consumption patterns, identify areas for improvement, and implement energy-saving measures, ultimately reducing costs and minimizing environmental impact.

Energy Consumption Visualization

VERILOG takes energy consumption data and transforms it into visually appealing and easy-to-understand charts, graphs, and reports. Our intuitive dashboard provides a holistic view of energy consumption trends, peak usage times, and usage patterns across different devices or areas. This visualization enables energy utilities to identify anomalies, optimize load management, and promote energy-saving behaviors among end-users.

Reports and Analyses

One of the key strengths of VERILOG lies in its ability to generate comprehensive reports and perform in-depth analyses. Our software extracts valuable insights from the collected data, helping energy utilities gain a deeper understanding of energy usage patterns, identify inefficiencies, and implement targeted strategies for improvement. Whether it’s for internal decision-making, regulatory compliance, or customer engagement, VERILOG provides the tools you need to drive success.

Digital Meter Reading

With the integration of the NB-IoT BOX, the VERILOG Dashboard offers a streamlined solution for digital meter reading. The NB-IoT BOX utilizes Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) technology, providing a reliable and low-power communication channel between the meters and the dashboard. This ensures automated and remote meter reading, eliminating manual meter inspections and reducing the likelihood of errors or discrepancies.


Seamless Connectivity via MQTT or CoAP

To ensure a smooth and reliable connection between NB IoT Box and the VERILOG Dashboard, we have implemented support for both MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) and CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol) protocols. These lightweight and efficient protocols enable real-time data transmission, making it easier than ever to integrate your devices with our powerful software solution.

The Future of Energy Efficiency

We believe data-driven insights and visualization are essential for achieving sustainable energy consumption. By leveraging our Meter Data Management and Software Solution, energy utilities can optimize their operations, reduce costs, and promote sustainability. Don’t miss the chance to benefit from VERILOG’s connectivity options and maximize the potential of energy efficiency monitoring and consumption visualization.

Join us today and reshape how you manage energy resources! To learn more about VERILOG and its capabilities contact our dedicated team.

Together, we can elevate energy efficiency and foster a more sustainable future.


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