Our new user-friendly software allows you to read meters which are connected to your computer, whether it be a PC, Linux box, or a Mac running OS X, and whether the meter is connected directly with one of our USB to RS-485 converters, over a LAN network, or over the internet with the iSerial TCP/IP to Serial Converter. From this application you can, read all of the meter parameters, set meter numbers (addresses), set passwords, reset demand to zero, and, have meter usage logged to a file and have monthly reports e-mailed to individual users or formatted for printing and mailing. This is a direct replacement for our legacy EKM Reader software. It features all of the same functionality and more, in a much more stable and easy to use package.
This is a completely new software build that is intended to be a direct replacement for our legacy EKM Reader software. The current version is still in development and should be considered a Beta release. We continue to make adjustments to increase stability and we plan on adding a lot more features and functionality in the future. As it is still in Beta, we would appreciate any feedback that you can give us on your experience with it. It will work with both our v.2 and v.3 meters. The software is pre-configured to read a few test meters here at EKM Metering. For reading your own meters, just make the appropriate preferences and other configuration changes.
The dashboard is available as a free 30-day trial that you can download here: EKM Dash. You can then purchase the User Key at any time to enable the unrestricted version. This key will give you unlimited use of the unrestricted EKM Dash. The unrestricted version provides logging of meter reads to .csv files. It also can generate automatic monthly reports emailed to individual meter users. Once purchased, all updates to the software are free.
The software will work with V.2, V.3 and the new v.4 smart meters. Meter reads give Total kWh, Reverse kWh and Maximum Demand, plus Instantaneous Current, Voltage, Power, Power Factor, as well as 6 months of monthly records stored on board the meter, including 4 Time-of-Use Rates for 4 Daily Time Periods and 6 Seasons.