tenBrultechServer for Brultech ECM/GEMs
tenBrultechServer connects to one or more Brultech
ECM-1220, ECM-1240, or GEMs (up to ten) and receives energy consumption data via
serial ports and/or via TCP (using EtherBees and/or EtherPorts for
ECM/GEMs -- and WIFI or ethernet for the GEMs). A total of five serial
and/or TCP ports can be used simultaneously.
tenBrultechServer then broadcasts the ECM/GEM data to one or more computers on
your network. This allows you to run multiple programs that all utilize
realtime data from the ECM/GEMs. For instance, tenBrultechServer
provides the data to the
tenHsBrultech HomeSeer plugin.
The Brultech power monitor connects to your electrical panel and continuously
measures the amperage and voltage, computing energy consumption. It makes
this energy data available to your computer via an RS-232 serial port, or via
TCP/IP using the EtherBee EtherPort for ECM/GEMs and WIFI or
ethernet for GEMs.
The original ECM-1220 can monitor up to two main power lines. The newer
ECM-1240 can monitor an additional 5 circuits. The latest GEM model can
monitor up to 44 channels. tenBrultechServer
automatically adjusts to all models based upon the received data stream. The
ECM-1240 can also be set to send the ECM-1220 data format, and the GEM can be
set to send ECM-1240 records.
tenBrultechServer broadcasts each received packet to all computers on your
network. You specify the UDP port(s) to use, and all client programs listen
on one of these ports. The data is sent in easily processed Comma Separated
Value (CSV) ASCII format. You could have several client programs running
on one or more computers using the same ECM/GEM data, such as: A HomeSeer
plugin on your HomeSeer server, a data logger that archives all of the power
data to a database, a realtime chart running on several panels around your home
showing the last 30 minutes of energy consumption, etc.
The tenBrultechServer program, the
tenHsBrultech HomeSeer plugin, the
tenEcmDbLogger database logger, and the
tenEcmCharts charting program are distributed free of
charge. The following depicts the dataflow among these programs: