The EKM Push is our cloud-based meter communication system. The EKM Push works in conjunction with our Omnimeters by handling all of the meter communication, parsing the meter data, and inserting the reads into our cloud database. This completely eliminates all of the configuration issues of firewalls, dynamic IP, and having a computer running all the time to make the communications happen. Data is available seamlessly and immediately from a known, fixed location. The entire system has been designed to be a robust, scalable, metering system, with an easy plug-and-play installation with free access to your meter data. The EKM Push gateway is $100 and again, the data service is free, for a once/minute read rate.
In addition to our v.3 Omnimeters, Push v.2 now supports our v.4 Omnimeters as well. This allows the Push system, for the first time, to send electricity, and/or water, and/or gas data to the cloud. In other words, it is now possible to submeter all of your utilities, push your data to your cloud account, and then retrieve your data, for free, using one of our software solutions or our new Open API.
This system has truly unprecedented capabilities and features plug-and-play integration. Data can be accessed from anywhere in the world by using a unique User Key. In addition to the main User Key, that provides access to all of the meters in an account, every meter also has it's own unique Meter Key. This allows the account owners to share specific meters while keeping the rest private. So for example, using Meter Keys, a landlord could share meter data for each of their apartments with the appropriate tenants.
Up to 50 Omnimeters can be daisy-chain-connected to each EKM Push gateway, on up to 4000 feet of RS-485 communication wire. The entire metering system has been designed to be robust, reliable, and highly accurate. We truly believe that the EKM Push system allows for the most reliable, scalable and economical metering solution on the market. This system is perfect for submetering rental units, or monitoring utility resources, irrigation, solar/wind energy generation, car charging stations, etc. We have designed this system to give you the kind of reliability that you would need to build your business around. There is nothing like this available. We believe the EKM Push and the EKM Push Pro will be the backbone of the next generation of metering. They represent an entirely new paradigm for meter data.
Our intent is to provide you with free, seamless, and unrestricted access to your meter data in real time (once/minute read rate). You can then use your data in ways that serve you best, whether it be logging for billing purposes or monitoring on dashboards to track your consumption and/or generation. If you decide that you want more interface options than we provide, you can also retrieve your raw Push data from our database using our open API, and then use it in any way you choose. There are already a number of 3rd party services that utilize the raw Push data for their own services. You can find them in our listed on our Software Page.
Encompass.io is our web based application for EKM Push users. It is intended to be a dashboard display that you can log into to get a visual picture of your meter data, aggregate meter data, schedule reports, take notes, and much more. Each dashboard is completely customizable so you can set it up do display exactly how you want it to. Encompass is now available to the public as a beta build, so please feel free to try it out and let us know what you think, what you like or dislike, and what could be added or improved. Encompass is also free, with no recurring fees of any kind. Click the "Try It" button on the encompass homepage to log into a demo account and view live sample meters. Encompass tutorials are available here.
Please Note: This is very much a work in progress (beta), so bugs should be expected.
Similarly, we also have our EKM Widget that displays live and historical EKM Push Data. This is another free cloud-based software option that you can try out without any commitment. Here is an example of a live sample Widget: http://widget.ekmmetering.com/EKM2/?reads=500&key=MTAxMDoyMDIw&meter=3500000900&scale=realtime&bar_graph_field=kwh_tot&total_field=kwh_tot&kwh_tot_cost=.15&kwh_currency=USD&timezone=America~Los_Angeles&historical=Green&prev_scale=realtime&prev_reads=500
You can also view and log Push data using our EKM Dash software (PC, Mac, Linux). You can download a free 30-day trial from our website here: EKM Dash
You can connect the EKM Push gateway to your Wifi network by using a 3rd party WiFi Bridge. This image shows how a WiFi Bridge is connected:
We have also assembled a number of customizable Metering Packages, that include the Push system, to help our customers determine which combination of products are right for their needs. Check out our all of our Packages here: Metering Packages